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Merry & Bright! New Christmas & Winter Items

New items added and more to come….mm

I have added some new holiday items to my Etsy shop that I hope you will like. I have more to come but I still have to take pictures.
These will make great stocking stuffers and ship for free (US).
I worried that I might be too early for Christmas shoppers but some have actually already sold (yay!).
Some of he necklaces also make great gifts for Hanukkah or just to celebrate a winter holiday as they are winter themes such as bells and snowflakes.
I’m also working on a new outfit that I should have finished soon so come back again please!

Link to my Etsy shop

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My First Sale & New Oufit

This is what I’ve been working on…

America Girl Doll clothes doll blazer skirt & top
“Haley” is a 3-piece outfit that includes a fully-lined blazer with a floral applique.

The jacket closes in the front with 2 snaps. The buttons are sewn on but they are only decorative.
America Girl Doll clothes doll blazer skirt & top
The matching skirt wraps around and closes in the back with velcro and features a polka dot ribbon trim.
America Girl Doll clothes doll blazer skirt & top
Completing the outfit is a cute little sleeveless top in pink with little brown hearts.

I also made the boots to match (but they are not for sale)

Now available in my Etsy shop here

And….(fanfare please)…I had my first sale! I am so excited and thrilled that someone purchased not.one,  but 3 of my shop items!

I am truly grateful.

Come back to see what else I’m working on. (Or you can just follow me.) Thanks!

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Latest Outfit – “Mina”

Icy blue and so, so soft! Ready for a special occasion!

American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
For this dress, I used a super soft velvet-like fabric. It is very pretty and very soft but a nightmare to work with! Slippery and constantly curling at the edges. But it was worth it. I then added a couple of layers of tulle.
There are two little tulle rosettes on the bodice with little crystals in the center.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
The out fit includes a shawl which can also double as a scarf. Just a little something to throw over her shoulders.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf

American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
I also made a beret from the same fabric. It is lined and also has a tulle rosette & ribbon to match the dress.
Last, but not least, I made the little pumps using a non-woven fabric that I died to match the color of the dress. Three little crystals adorn the toes of the shoes.
American Girl doll clothes doll dress hat shoes and scarf
I think Mina is lovely.

If you’re interested, it’s in my shop – here.

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American Girl Doll Clothes: New Outfit – “Fiona”

We’re ready for cooler weather!

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I just finished this outfit that I have named the “Fiona”. It consists of a hat, jacket, top, pants, leg warmers & boots.
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I hand embroidered the little elephant on the shirt.
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The jacket has roll collar with a pull cord with little beads. f3
The plants have decorative stitching and elastic waist. I love the little pom pom on the hat and the leg warmers just add that extra something.
Here are all the pieces.
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This outfit will be for sale soon in my Etsy shop, which I’ve just opened. I haven’t really announced that yet, so it’s a “soft” opening right now. I want to add a few more things first.
(I’m a nervous wreck with this shop! Yikes! Will people like my stuff? Will they actually buy it? We’ll see).
Edit: This outfit is now for sale in my Etsy shop!

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Outfits for American Girl Dolls: “The Anne” Overalls with T- Shirt & Necklace

Available first to Doll Things readers:

American Girl doll clothes
I am planning to open an online store in the near future and will offer my handmade items for sale.
But first – I am offering the exclusive opportunity to purchase this outfit to my Doll Things readers.

“The Anne” outfit includes:

  • Tie-dyed shortalls (short overalls). The shorts feature cuffs that are sewn down so they don’t come unrolled. Straps cross in the back and are attached in front with Velcro. The fun flower-shaped buttons are non-working.American Girl doll clothesAmerican Girl doll clothes
  • Custom tie-died (by me) long-sleeve cotton t-shirt. Shirt closes in the back with Velcro, and can be worn with many other outfits due to the mixture of colors.American Girl doll clothes
  • Peace sign pendant necklace. The metal pendant is attached to a satin ribbon which ties in the back.American Girl doll clothes
  • Optional strappy green sandals. Cute cute! The straps cross in the front and use a small piece of Velcro to hold. Flower-shaped beads dress up the front of the sandals. (Note: the beads are glued on well, but will probably come off if pulled on hard enough. Not recommended for very small children)American Girl doll clothes doll sandals doll shoes

    All items are designed and handmade by me (except the peace sign pendant) and this outfit is one of a kind.
    Due to the small parts of this outfit, it is not recommended for small children

Doll not included.

If you are interested in purchasing the outfit, please contact me via email at:
dawnnewsome at yahoo .com, or leave a comment.. Shipping costs will vary, but should be less than $4 (to US). I can accept payment via Paypal at this time.

The outfit is for sale to any Doll Things reader for a short period of time, then if it’s not sold, I will offer it for sale to the public.

Please tell me what you think!  This is my first “for sale” item, guys.

Edit: This outfit is now for sale in my Etsy shop!

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Designer Inspired: Charabia

The inspiration dress:

Charabia girl's ddress
The Charabia Emilie Dress. The brand is not one I’m very familiar with, but I liked this dress and thought it would be fun to do my own version. I didn’t have the mirrored paillettes like the original, so I used sequins instead.
Here’s my version:
American Girl doll clothes doll dress
Mine is obviously not pink. It’s black linen. I sewed the sequins on one by one. That was the hardest part!
American Girl doll clothes doll dress
The dress closes in the back with a snap.

If you would like to purchase the original Charabia dress it’s on sale for $139.99. It was $239.99, so that’s a bargain, huh?

I love taking a designer outfit and making my own version. When you think about it, that’s where most designs come from – something someone has seen that inspires them. Then they just make it their own, like I did here.

See other “Designer Inspired” outfits:
Designer Inspired: Oscar de la Renta
Designer Inspired: Jacadi Paris

Link to original dress Charabia Emilie Dress.

So, what has inspired you lately?

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Readers’ Request: Free Pattern Reversible Vest for American Girl Dolls

It’s finally here!

American Girl Doll clothesSome of my followers asked me for the pattern for the Reversible Vest I posted about here. I did not use a pre-made pattern, but rather made my own, which was not in any form that I could share.

But since there was such a demand, I decided to attempt making a pattern that I could share with you.

Keep in mind that I did not take pictures along the way, so you will receive the pattern with written instructions. The pattern is only 3 pieces, so if you are somewhat familiar with sewing you should be okay.

Note: Feel free to use the pattern for your personal use, share this post on your blog, Facebook, ets;, or sell pieces you make from the pattern. If you sell, I would appreciate credit for the pattern. But please do not distribute or sell the pattern itself. You can link back to this post on Doll Things if someone asks you for a copy.

To receive your free pattern:
Sign up to receive Doll Things by email. This is the only way I know of to get the pattern to you. If you’re already an email follower and would like a copy, please leave a comment and I’ll send it along. (Edit – No need to sign up (unless you want to) Just click on the links for pattern and instructions)

Oct 5/2015 – Edit -I have finally figured out how to provide this pattern to anyone who wants it 

Here are the links to the pattern and instructions:

Doll Things Reversible Vest Instructions
Doll Things Reversible Hooded Vest 1
Doll Things Reversible Hooded Vest 2

If you do make a vest with this pattern, please let me know if the directions were easy (or not) to follow, and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see what you do with it!