All the girls want to be princesses! Here my daughter is wearing a Homemade American Girl Dolls Costume I made to match her American Girl doll's outfit: Felicity's Holiday Outfit.
I found a pattern that was very close to the outfit - McCalls costume pattern 356 view D. I bought inexpensive and lightweight fabric that I thought matched the best, in royal blue & in white. I used eyelet lace of 2 different widths for the sleeves and neck line, and plain satin ribbon for the details.
The ribbon along the whole front length, I actually folded over on top of itself in pleats to create the same effect as the doll's dress. Total cost of materials about $20.
Underneath we added some crinolins from Grandma's stash to increase the fullness. The red sparkly cape was supplied by an aunt from a box of costume supplies - and matches Felicity's riding cape, and helped her to stay warm.
I also sewed long gloves, past elbow length, to help her stay warm too, from white knit ribbing. I found a pattern online, that I reduced to 80% for child's size, and lengthened to go past her elbow, which turned out great, but aren't the easiest things to sew.
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Coolest Homemade American Girl Dolls Halloween Costumes 10
(Jacksonville, FL, USA)
Homemade American Girl Dolls Halloween Costumes
My three little girls all love the American Girl dolls so we decided to make them all into Homemade American Girl Dolls Halloween Costumes themselves. We ordered each of them an American Girl logo t-shirt to wear from the American Girl website. This was the most expensive part of the costume.
We then went to a U-Haul rental place to pick out their boxes. We decided on the sports box. It is designed to pack a set of golf clubs. It seemed like the perfect size for them. We bought paint to match the original box. I traced a big bowl to help cut the circle in the front of the box. The stars on the sides and top were done with stamps that I made from some large sponges.
All of the lettering and white stars are full sheet sticker paper cut using an Ellison die cutter, similar to a Sizzix machine. Ask a scrapbooker if you do not know what those items are.
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