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Today’s New Listing… Upcycled Leggings

Whether your doll is a dancer, runner, or just wants to be comfortable, these leggings are an essential!  Click the photo to view the listing:

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Today’s New Listing… Upcycled Pink Flower T-Shirt

Enjoy spring and summer in this bright t-shirt!  Click the photo to view the listing:DSCN3627

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Today’s New Listing… Upcycled Blue Rhinestone T-Shirt

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Graphic Tees for AG Dolls: Mickey, Charlie Brown and Toy Story

I decided I would shoot pictures of and post some graphic tees that I haven’t blogged about yet!

DSCN3056The first is this Charlie Brown raglan t-shirt upcycled from a regular long sleeve t-shirt.  I used the Pixie Faire Baseball Tee pattern which I got for free on a previous Freebie Friday.  It’s Freebie Friday today over at Pixie Faire, and the free pattern today is the Schoolgirl Dress by Melody Valerie Couture.  I thought using the baseball t-shirt pattern would go well with the fact that Charlie Brown (on the shirt) is wearing his baseball cap.

It was my first time using this pattern, and I believe it would be better made with a stretchier knit fabric.  Some areas of the tee are a little tight.
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One of the great things about upcycling old t-shirts is the graphics printed onto the fabric!  I enjoy reusing graphics on human t-shirts to give my dolls something fun to wear.  This Mickey t-shirt is one such project!  The pattern I used was the free Pixie Faire Trendy T-shirt pattern.
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This Toy Story t-shirt is also upcycled.  I made it from the same human shirt as this Buzz Lightyear Tee I posted previously.  I used this pattern from Simply Sweet and Sewn.  This t-shirt goes together a little easier than the Pixie Faire tee, because the sleeves and the main pieces are already attached instead of cut separately.5 The longer sleeved t-shirt can be worn by a boy too!1

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American Girl Doll Christmas Outfit

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Being as how it is exactly 3 weeks today until Christmas, it was time for some seasonal clothes for my dolls.  I made this black striped sparkle sweater using Simplicity Pattern 4297 shirt A and an “old” sweater shirt.  This pattern is basically like a Baseball tee, only for thicker fabric.  I also used it for this outfit to make a pink sweater.  The pattern is fast and simple to put together, especially because I used the finished edges of the old sweater for all the edges of this doll sweater.  Not hemming edges saves a lot of time!  The pattern also involves a neckband, which I excluded when making this sweater and hemmed the neckline instead.  This alteration gives the sweater a lower neckline.  I took some pictures with the sleeves scrunched up to 3/4 length, and some at their normal length.  They are extra long sleeves, which I think look comfortable.

IMG_0915.JPGUnderneath the sweater my doll is actually wearing the silver leotard featured in this outfit.  This is mainly due to the fact that I didn’t have any black knit stretch fabric on hand to make a spaghetti tank to wear underneath the sweater.  I plan on adding a tank underneath when I have the fabric.
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The skirt is two rectangles of fabric measuring about 20″ by 7″ (I’m not sure I’m just guesstimating).  The two rectangles are red 2mm sequin fabric over black chiffon.  The black chiffon I up-cycled from a human skirt.  Although both fabrics are see through when standing alone, together they are perfectly appropriate.  The black chiffon is about a fourth of an inch shorter than the red, allowing the red to hang a little longer.  The two fabrics are joined at the waistband with a fold-over elastic casing.  I used 10 1/2″ of black elastic.
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I made the necklace by twisting white embroidery floss and tying it off.  I have a Christmas charm bracelet that I have had for a few years and never worn.  I decided it was time to make use of it and took off this snowman charm and put it on the white floss.  The charms are a perfect size for dolls.  Necklace!

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I added some leggings to the ensemble as an afterthought. These leggings were featured in this outfit.IMG_0906.JPG

The shoes are Tree House Studio, which are sold at Hobby Lobby.  I used them in this outfit too.

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