…The Five a Week Pledge.
This week’s craft:
I made five doll sized mini-skirts for my ball jointed dolls using fabric scraps and lace.
Two off-white ones (with fabric from this dress), a red violet floral one (with fabric from these dresses), a pink one (like this doll dress), and a different one with some red star printed fabric (used for this dress).
The first four skirts were supposed to be longer ruffled skirts. I started out making them with this tutorial.
The tutorial was meant for 18inch dolls (i.e.. American Girl size), but you make the pattern yourself based on your own measurements. It just called for waist and length, but there is something I overlooked. American Girl dolls have very straight childlike cloth bodies, my dolls are resin and a little more curvy.
So instead of going by the waist measurement I should have used the hip measurement. I ended up with skirts that were too small to go over their hips. So I changed things around, turned the top part into a high waistband, added snaps, and now they are cute doll mini-skirts.
The red one is the only one I didn’t have trouble with because it was different. The scrap of red fabric was just large enough to make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband. Sometimes simple is better.
The other skirts did come out adorably, this off-white one is my favorite so I made two. One for each doll.
It was fun making them for my doll, Usagi, and even more fun taking pictures of her in them. You can see more of them here on my doll blog.
Now what’s to come up next week? More doll clothes? Maybe a tutorial too? We shall see. Look forward to it.