Monday, July 1, 2013

McKenna's new shorts

McKenna got two new pair of shorts as well.  This pattern took me a bit to adjust and get right.  Both are made from a micro suede fabric.

Pink Shorts

Purple Shorts

I did make the white top as well.  I need to start making her some tops so she has more of a selection.  I know I wouldn't like having just 1 top to go with all my bottoms.  

McKenna's new Tutus

McKenna needed a few more Tutus for her collection, so these were made on two different nights.

I like to call the first one her Christmas tutu.

And then there is a pink and green Tutu.  I love this color combination.

McKenna's new clothes

So, I have been playing around making McKenna some new clothes.  Just trying a few different things.  Thought I would take a few pictures - sounds simple right?  Getting the right lighting and pose is harder than I imagined it would be.  It will be a learning journey.

Here is McKenna in a skirt made from a carnival mask fabric.

Now here she is in her new candy corn skirt.

Of course I had to make the coordinating stripped skirt with candy corn waistband.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Free Standing Masquerade Mask for 18 inch dolls

So, I made McKenna a little skirt with some fabric that I had purchased which had the carnival style masks as the print.  I have been intending to make some skirts for a while.

After I finished the skirt, I remembered some mask embroidery designs that I had digitized a year or so ago, and thought one might be cute as a mask for my American Girl.

I had to adjust the size down, and make sure that the eye holes were where you could see her eyes.  This first mask is full face.  I think that any future ones I digitize will be half face.  I mainly wanted to see if it was possible.

I should have coordinated the color of this stitch out more with the colors in the fabric.  It was fun and I think unique.

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