Sunday, February 10, 2013

More doll clothes pictures

This is just to show the pictures of the outfits on the dolls, and the Lab Coat.  All of the clothes were sized for the American Girl doll, but Mini Axelgirl does have Bitty Babies as well. We have found that while they don't fit perfectly, they are very useable for play.

Lab Coat

Poor injured dolls.  I don't remember exactly what tragedy had caused their injury, but I am sure it was serious.

The nurses are lined up and ready to work.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Christmas Presents-Doll Clothes

Mini Axel Girl was given her Christmas present back in January from Axelgirl.  Axelgirl designed the gift, and from the reaction we saw when she got it, I think it was a hit.  I think Axelgirl has some pictures from then on her phone, but I don't have access to them

Axelgirl decided on a medical theme.  For whatever reason, there are no patterns available from the pattern companies for Scrubs, Dr./Lab Coats, or Hospital Gowns.  I did find a tutorial on line to help with the scrubs, and used that as a jumping off point.  Here is the link for the accessories.

We also found a doll sized stethescope on ebay to add to the collection.  She already had the set with the cast and crutches and a wheelchair so now the dolls will be well taken care of if they get injured.

I am not listing pattern numbers as they may not be available anymore.  I will mention the modifications I made but they were just sort of figured out as I went.

All fabrics are from the Joanns cotton wall.

2 Hospital gowns:   I started with a basic shirt pattern with a crew neck that velcroed up the back.  I added sleeves to make it seamless by extending the shoulder seam out, and then slightly below the armhole extending the sleeve out from there.  This was done on the front and the back.  A bit was added to the center back as well.  The shoulder seams and side seams were stitched then the sleeves and bottom hemmed.  The neck was finished with narrow double fold bias tape, and back ties added in the middle.  At the middle pack "Property of XXX" Hospital was written with a fine tip permanent marker.

 Then there were 3 sets of scrubs.   Fabric was chosen so that the tops and bottoms could be interchanged.  We had to do fun colors, no boring blue scrubs.  Paw prints were chosen for one set, as it could work for a Vet as well.  Accessories were made from the above link.  I may have made a few changes to the mask, but don't remember the details.  Pants were an elastic waist pant, I put a bow on the front, to help identify the front from the back.  I have found many of them come too high on the waist and it needs to be lowered.  I didn't get a good picture of the top, but I used a basic crew neck top and lowered the neckline, and added a V-neck.  that was then finished with a strip of double folded fabric.

This was the Dr.'s set.  Not sure what happened to the picture of the lab coat.  I will see if Axelgirl has one.  I used a button front blouse pattern and lengthened it to about mid-knee.  It was wide enough at the hip that I didn't have to make any adjustments.  I constructed to the directions leaving slits in the sides.  Using the built in letters I added the name "Dr. Lastname" to the labcoat in Pink.  For buttons snaps were sewn on with pink heart buttons over those.  
  Set to Autopost on Feb 8

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Every girl loves a twirly skirt

A little later than every week, but I am posting an update.  I just finished the competition dress for MiniAxelgirl and delivered it yesterday.  It is basically KwikSew 2733 with some color blocking on top.

The fabrics are animal print holograms and a mesh for the underskirt.  Both fabrics were purchased from but are also available from  There were fabrics picked out from my sewing room, but based on input from her coach, we made some changes.  The original fabrics picked are set aside for another practice dress.  Just need to figure out the design.

MiniAxelgirl wasn't home when we delivered it, so her mom had to send me pictures to show the fit.

On hanger.  The dress is straight, just hanging on the hanger crooked.

I think her smile says it all.

Every girl loves a twirly skirt!!

My next top 5 are:
  1. Idea is still forming-I am responsible for the Judges Hospitality room at the Winter Guard Contest hosted by our school, Art in Motion.  My mom is helping me with this, and we are thinking of making centerpieces for the tables and having mini-flags as part of them.  Still need to work out some details.
  2. Clothing protectors for students at school
  3. Hat and Skirt for Axelgirl
  4. New practice pants for Axelgirl.  Need to take new measurements as the pants she is using are about 3 years old.
  5. PJ pants for Axelgirl.  She has some fleece to coordinate with a snuggie she made.  I bought some Rapunzel fabric, and some bunny fabric a while back.  I am grouping all of these together as one project. as pj pants are quick and easy.  Again, I need to get some updated measurements to get started.