Thursday, January 10, 2013

American Girl Doll Fun

 Two of my nieces got American Girl dolls for Christmas. 
Bet you can't guess what I'll be gearing their birthday gifts towards this year!
One neicel has a birthday this Friday so I made her up a jean skirt, little duct tape shoes, and a mini duct tape purse with doll sized money inside! 

The skirt is recycled from a pair of my husband's old jeans.
I did the rag edge on it - simple and fast!
 I used the pattern from You Can Make This -- the wrap skirt pattern.
I changed it up by not making it reversible and  using a button instead of Velcro for the closure.

You can see in this pic that they fit perfectly!
And here you can see the cork bottom I put on them.

 Lastly, I made a little duck tape purse - lined w/pink gingham fabric.
I didn't follow any tutorial for this one -- just sort of made it up as I went along.
Inside I placed some mini money for her doll to spend.
Here's two free printables featuring mini money for your dolls.
I copied these images from Bank Note World - and resized them to fit the dolls. 
If you're interested in money from another country or even old American money check out the Bank Note World site -- lots of money images there.
Here's the backs

Here's another purse I made for my daughter's doll - Felicity
This one has a soft pink fabric inside and a rhinestone on the front.
You can see it fits the doll perfectly -- either as a handbag or up on her shoulder
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Pamela said...

You. are. amazing. Really!

Helen said...

absolutely awesome! love everything you've made. Wish I could fit in the skirt. lol I made the shoes but it didn't come out as nice as your.

Jennifer said...

This is so delightful! I'm sure it will be so loved and used! Gotta love all the things you can do with duct tape!

Winnie said...

Love your pieces for the dolls. I got my niece the twins, last year. I was freaking out at the price of the clothes (more than mine!) I have found some at craft sales for her now. I love your skirt! I can't sew, but I will try that duct tape purse when you make another one! Love the little money!! Thanks for sharing that!

Christa said...

Thanks for being adventurous and trying out all these neat projects! I think I may try some of those shoes at some point. (I have to buy some tape first.)

I love the way you modified the skirt to have a button instead of the Velcro.

Pam said...

This is so cute,you did a fantastic job! I love making dolls and their clothes! Your nieces will be thrilled when their birthdays come around!

Julia Aston said...

Oh you are SO clever with these patterns and the purse you created - I'm sure all the girls will love these!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Well how cute is that?!! Great birthday gifts. They'll love them!

Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Unknown said...

I would really like some of that paper money for my daughter's doll - are you willing to share your printable?

Esther Asbury said...

Sure Juliettee - that's what the money in this post is for - simply click, download, and print!

Marjeta said...

FantasiC job. Since now I didn´t know how usefull duct tape is. Thanks for inspitration.