Monday, November 6, 2017

Welcome

Hi, my name is Leanne Wingfeather. This blog is for all you people who want to keep your favorite clothes but want them to be used instead of having them just sit on the shelf. I have several articles of clothing that I wanted to keep but were too small or stained or ripped so I turned them into doll outfits for my friend Margret Mildred Kitridge ( Kit ), and her cousins, Kaya'aton'my ( Kaya ), and Kirsten Larsen. Just as a warning to all of those people who like things to be perfect, this blog is not for you. There is a lot of make-it-work and fit-to-doll instructions. Also, bear with my pics as I am a terrible photographer, and sometimes they turn out really blurry.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One Sock Wonder

This is one of Leanne's easiest outfits. I think it looks really good if I do absolutely nothing with my hair. The materials needed for this outfit are:
  • A Mens size wool sock 
  • Thread
  • Ribbon/Long scrap of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Step 1. Take the sock and lay it flat with the heel on the left. Cut the sock right before the heel and set aside the part without the toe.


Step 2.  Take the piece of sock you are using and hold it up to your doll with the toe at her head. Mark where you want the waistline to be and then cut along that line.
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Step 3. Take the toe of the sock and cut it up the back and cut armholes on each side, this doesn't have to be precise















Step 4. Put the top on the doll and cut the back in a V-shape. Also cut a slight neckline. Sew the pieces that make up the point of the V together. That will finish the bodice.




















Step 5. Take the piece of the sock with the heel, and cut the heel off. This is the skirt. The cuff of the sock is the top of the skirt.















Step 6. Put the bodice on the doll, put the skirt on the doll, and arrange them so that the top edge of the skirt is covering the bottom edge of the bodice. Take your piece of ribbon/scrap fabric, and tie it around the waistline. This is the finished outfit.


P.S. Whoops! I forgot my shoes.

Trendy Tank Top

This is my favoite design that Leanne makes. I think that it is super stylish and it makes me feel like an african princess. The materials needed for this outfit are:
  • Girls size 14-16 tank top
  • Thread
  • Big button that goes well with tank top
  • Needle















Step 1. Lay the top out flat in front of you. Sew the top left strap to the back left strap right where they attach to the bodice. Repeat with the right side.















Step 2. Take the tank top and place it on the doll. Take your index finger and about two finger segments in, sew the front and back together. Do this on both sides.

















Step 3. Wrap the straps around behind the doll and pin them in the front. Sew the button on one of the straps, it doesn't matter which.































Step 4.  Take the strap that does not have a button, and loop it around the button. This is the
completed garment.
P. S. Don't I look elegant? :)