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Designing for Dolls: Customizing Doll Clothes Part 2/Three Ways

In Designing for Dolls Part 1, we looked at five ways to customize doll clothes. Here are three more ways to make your designs unique:

  • Add rickrack.
    This dress was cute to start with, but by adding a couple of rows of rickrack in contrasting colors, it becomes even cuter. Simple way to customize. Dress by Caught Ya Lookin’ on Zulily.rickrack hem trim
  • Paint stripes
    How cute is this little cardigan? You’ll have a truly one-of-a-kind piece with this technique of using fabric paint to make stripes on fabric. Done beautifully and explained in detail by You and Mie.

painted fabric paint stripes

  • Flower power!
    This idea is a little more ambitious but very visually effective and here’s your chance to make your own chenille strips! Not on your top 10 list of things to try? You could also use ribbon or cording – or even fabric paint – to make the flowers. This cute little skirt is by Mini Boden, but it’s no longer available. If you really want to try to make your own chenille strips, Riley Blake Designs has a marvelous tutorial here.

chenille flower trim floral applique

So, there you have it: 3 more ways to customize your doll clothes to make them your own. If you missed Part 1, here is the link.

Designing for Dolls: Customizing Doll Clothes Part 1

If you use any of these ideas, we’d love to see them!

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  1. Pingback: Designing for Dolls: How to Make a Bow-Sleeve Tee & Free Pattern | Doll Things – for Girls & Dolls

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