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Monday, November 27, 2017

Sewing for Dolls: Pink Love, a Pretty New Dress

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After far too much time, here is my next project.  Finally!

And it’s more doll clothes, getting tired of them yet? 

A pink vintage style dress set for a doll.

Anyway, I whipped up this cute pink doll dress and accessories for my newest ball jointed doll.  It was actually really quick to make, once I managed to find the time to make it. 

Making a pink a-line dress for a doll.

I used the pattern for the bodice of this blue doll dress I made before, but substituted the skirt for a circle skirt using this tutorial.

Making a pink a-line dress for a doll.

Following the same directions as the blue dress, I pieced them together, added some ribbon…

A pink vintage style dress for a doll.

…And got this cute pink dress.

A pink vintage style dress set for a doll.

And it looks so adorable on my doll (check out the doll blog for what they have to say about it).  The circle skirt gives it a sort of vintage or retro look.

A pink vintage style dress set for a doll.

The ribbon around the waist ties in back making it extra adorable.

A pink vintage style dress set for a doll complete with pearl necklace.

To add to the vintage feel, I made simple necklace from small pearls.

A pink vintage style dress set for a doll.

And to complete the outfit, I made this simple headband using leftover ribbon (check out my doll headband tutorial to make your own).

Here’s the updated list:

Four down,  just three more to go.  And the next two will be up really soon for sure this time. :)


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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #124

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #124

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #123

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #123

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #122

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #122

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #121

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #121

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Sewing for Dolls: Two Super Cute Doll Outfits

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The next project on my list is…

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Doll clothes!

Yeah, you kind of saw that coming right?

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

I’ve had these two cute little ball jointed dolls for over a year now, so I wanted to make special little outfits for them.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

The main pieces are a pink skirt and puffy shorts, both with suspender style straps.  There is a tutorial for them here on my doll blog, so check it out if you have a 1/6 scale ball jointed doll to sew for.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

The skirt is for this doll (Yuna).  It was fairly simple to make, just gathered with a waistband and trimmed with lace on the hem.  The pink color and the straps make it all so adorable.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

The shorts (for Sakura) were a little trickier.  Pants and shorts in general tend to be tricky for me in general.  Add on the fact that I had to draft the pattern myself and that these are teeny tiny, and you can imagine how it went.

Anyway, like the skirt, these short have the same suspender straps making them super cute.  As if the “puffiness” didn’t already make them cute enough.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

Now for the shirts, I made them out of a vintage handkerchief.  The scalloped hem at the bottom is actually the scallop edge of the handkerchief.  It made them quicker to sew and pretty too.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

For ease of use, I added a Velcro closure to the back.  So much easier to put a shirt on any doll if you don’t have to try to yank it over their head.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

The neckline is trimmed with lace with ribbon threaded through.  The ribbon nicely gathers the neckline both to look pretty and to adjust the fit.  It’s actually something I’ve seen in some of the store-bought shirts I own.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

And since the straps on the skirt and shorts are removable (thanks to the power of snaps), we can easily show off these pretty doll shirts. 

By the way, there is a tutorial for these shirts too.  Feel free to check it out and make some cute tops.

In addition to the clothes, I whipped up a couple of accessories.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

For Yuna, it this pretty bow headband made with lace.  It matches the outfit nicely.  Feel free to check out my video tutorial for doll headbands to make your own.  That tutorial is for any size doll by the way.

Cute pink outfits for yosd sized ball jointed dolls.

For Sakura, I made this simple cute felt bag.  I just used a scrap of pink felt and a small bit of ribbon for the bow.  It’s made the same way as the bags in my easy felt doll bag tutorial.

That’s it for the doll clothes, at least for today.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Baby
  • Blue dress
  • Tiny outfits
  • T-shirts
  • Halloween
  • Pink dress
  • More T-shirts

Three down,  four more to go.  The next one should hopefully be ready in a week.  Look forward to it!


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