Today I have a fun tutorial for you all…but first, some exciting news! 😀 In a few weeks, the dolls and I will be taking a cross-country road trip, with the eventual destination being Los Angeles. I’m so excited! 😀 I’m planning on taking 5 dolls with me, including:
That’s where you all come in. I’ve posted a poll below where you all can vote who the fifth member of our trip should be! 😛 Can’t wait to hear what you think!
But that’s not the purpose of this post. 😉 In preparation for our summer road trip, I’ve been working on some cute new outfits for the girls that are more trendy and, well, normal. 😉 Because I don’t think normal dolls walk around in ancient Grecian dresses or superhero costumes or formal dresses. Come to think of it, I guess normal dolls don’t walk around at all. You know what I mean. 😉
Anyway, I am a HUGE lover of fashion packs. You all already know how much I adore the Barbie fashion packs and accessory packs. Barbie has some pretty adorable fashion packs out right now, but I wanted to examine some other options.
Sparkle Girlz is an interesting brand. The dolls are only available at Wal-Mart, and come in several different sizes. The mini dolls, priced at only around $2.50 are extremely adorable and I am sorely tempted to pick up a few. The larger dolls are cute, too. But the main thing that caught my eye were the accompanying fashion packs. Priced at only $1.97, these packs are too small for Barbie and too large for Ever After High or Monster High. But we’re going to fix that! 😉
To me, these packs can be hit or miss. Some of them that I saw in the store today were very, um, interesting in terms of color combinations. 😉 Some of them, however, are adorable!
Today I’m going to show you how to take in these cute little packs to fit an Ever After High or Monster High. Or any doll with similar proportions, for that matter!
Here are the materials you will need:
- a fashion pack (I used Sparkle Girlz, but this could work with a Barbie pack, too!)
- a needle and thread in colors that match that fabric of the garment
That’s it! 🙂 Anyone with basic sewing skills can complete this project.
First, place the garment on your doll inside-out.
To take in this spaghetti strap top, I sewed a line down each side to fit it to the doll, then folded over the excess strap in the back and stitched it down to raise the neckline.
For a skirt, I did the same procedure as on the top, just stitching in a line where I want it to fit. For this particular skirt, I also took a few small stitches at the bottom of the skirt in the middle of the opening to make a pair of shorts.
For a dress, start your stitch line under the armpit, and continue down as usual.
I hope this tutorial helps you create some trendy summer fashions for your dolls, and I can’t wait to see the results of the new poll! 🙂