Last minute Halloween tutorial

Just a quick tutorial or tip on making a doll size head piece for Halloween – Cat’s ears, Devil’s Horns, crowns… etc

Youtube Tutorial Halloween Doll Head Piece


Fall Fashion Dolls

I had high hopes of making a lot more Autumn fashions for dolls, but basically just made a few simple coats and knitted some scarves. Putting some on on Monday, today I really really want to have time to draw.

Not enough hours in a day… and I’m 80-90% un-employed, with no social life and only one kid!* How do people manage?

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Chunky scarves time… Chunky blob of clothes time is coming…
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Whimsical polka dot rain coat, clothes modeled by 12″ Fashion Royalty doll Veronique Perring! Alas I don’t have enough to make a life size version, I’d love a pretty raincoat like this for myself!
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Ariel, the little mermaid doll – she’s repainted by me, but as you can see her face paint is not finished yet. What I said about hours in a day…
Here’s sporting an One piece suit.

Now, time for afternoon walk, then hopefully finally chance to sit down and draw…

*and she’s a dog…

Free fashion doll clothes patterns: Vampire halloween costume!

As promised, the winner of the Halloween costume poll gets a pattern!

The winner is… VAMPIRES!

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This is part 1 of 3 (+extra 4 for accessories may appear later in the month) Other parts will be published during weekend!
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Wanted to go for a more traditional, Victorian / Dracula / hammer horror movies inspired vampire costume for fashion dolls.

The costume patterns are for the cape, mermaid/vampire skirt and corset!

The corset top has three sizes, one for the traditional 11inch wasp waist doll, modern barbie doll and monster high size.

The skirt is barbie size, but can be fitted for smaller figures if you take in the seams.

The cape is pretty much universal, but you may wish to cut the neckline a little smaller for tiny dolls.
If you want a slightly longer cape, you can print the Witch cape pattern from last year!

Maybe tutorials for Halloween Accessories will be inspired, so please subscribe blog / merineiti youtube channelto not miss out  🙂


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How to sew Ruffled skirt (for dolls) video tutorial

The video is finally up! So many things went wrong, original footage didn’t work, recording app didn’t function (I usually record with phone,  it’s better than my laptop) and what not… Quickly wrote closed captions in English, in the case the sound is an issue, so click on CC to enable/disable the captions 🙂

Written version of how to sew ruffled skirt for fashion dolls with lots of photos here.

Feel free to like, comment and subscribe, the next video will be up 1st of October and it is HALLOWEEN special!  (Well, most likely I try to upload the video on 29-30th to allow time to fix any issues and write captions, but it will be available on this blog on 1st, youtube subcribers may see it before that)

How to sew ruffled skirt for fashion dolls – monster high, Ellowyne, Barbie…

No printable fashion doll clothes patterns this time, as the pieces are simple rectangles! All you need is a ruler 🙂
Trying to get a video up later, feel free to ask questions… This is the skirt part, previously tutorial to upper part of Rococo dress for monster high doll.

Follow blog for future skirt tutorial and how to make monster high doll shoes

Follow blog for future doll clothes tutorials. If you don’t sew and wish to have something like this, you can take a look over at my etsy shop or contact me for custom fashion doll clothes commission

Basically, altering the size of the rectangles, you can make this to fit any doll. The waist piece is the one that matters – it should be at least an inch/2.5cm bigger than your doll’s waist to allow small seam allowance and overlap.

Other pieces do not matter as much,  as long as they are wider than the widest part of your doll, and the length is to your liking. So you can make the skirt fuller, or smaller. You can make this style shorter or longer, or sew more tiers of ruffles instead of just one.

Pieces for Monster High skirt:

8cm x 3.5cm (cut two)

13cm x 30cm

5cm x 90cm

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Custom Fashion Doll Clothes etsy shop – lots to do

Custom Repaint and rerooted monster high doll with handmade Marie Antoinette dress

Custom Repaint and rerooted monster high doll with handmade Marie Antoinette dress

Adding things up slowly but steady to brand new Custom Fashion Doll Clothes etsy shop.

From now on, will be for human size things, we’ll see. Please bear with me, the shop is up and running, so you are able to like, share, follow and order if you wish.

Yet lots of things still to do to make it more pleasant for everyone, as well as I have a few dozen things to put up there. I will notify again, when I feel most of the things are up, and perhaps then it’s time to host a little competition / giveaway…

Some things that need to be done,

  • photoshoots! Lots of them, like:
  • body comparison pictures to help finding the right fit.
  • better listing photos.
  • accurate fabric / color choice photos.
  • Portfolio photos.

The web stuff

  • Etsy shop written stuff, need to come up with a short easy read template
  • website stuff, where to put all the additional info and pictures
  • Come up with relevant tags and stuff
  • social media stuff up to date… and whether just discard the things I always forget.
  • Graphics!!! Need a set of avatars, icons, banner and such, that would be consistent, informative, whimsical and so meee…
  • And a color scheme. And a font.
  • OH GOSH NOT ANOTHER hobby… make a dress up game, with the clothing styles I offer. Yes, I can, yes it will be time consuming and dreadful for a technophobe. I just went almost 3 weeks without opening a computer! Okay, I had my phone, but still, it was fantastic.
  • Warning labels, cards, all that shipping stuff that is at the moment who knows where after I moved a few months ago.

Youtube /blog

  • doll skirt tutorial is overdue… (I lost half the footage D:)
  • pepakura video, 90% ready
  • something I’ve forgotten
  • Something else I’ve forgotten. I know when I’ll open the editor…
  • Halloween doll costume how to, 1-3 videos. Yesss… I’ve already started patterning.
  • Repaint videos. I have footage for one, and another is a slideshow
  • Flocking tutorial video. Mama’s horse need new hair (aaa I have three horses to customize).

Crafts, sewing, painting….

  • too many… Need to sew more stock, and examples…
  • Too many repaint WIPs… my dolls need faces
  • Few re-roots as well… I’m not going to make a video, as it would be mainly me swearing.
  • A mystery craft I started Friday when I was feverish. Literally, having a horrible flu all weekend, couldn’t concentrate on anything precice, so I started cutting up cardboard boxes. You can see the hint photos on my instagram feed on the right, can you guess what it will be?


  • get one.
  • jk I don’t need one, I have my dolls…
  • which is, doll stories – a few spontaneously came to live on (I’m talking poor Jane the action figure, and apparently desperate vintage housewife) but I also  have a few scripted.
  • Also, try and clean out the doll stuff for sale… figure out which dolls and factory clothes are actually considered vintage and whether to put on etsy,  or ebay, and which are modern or too usual and put on ordinary thrift store, or charity. I can’t believe a year ago I only had maybe 25 dolls. Now, I don’t think I want to know…
  • ALSO gosh the flu medicin gave a false sense of energy and weird ideas, I actually started to think about Home decor…  dc-fix might just fix that ugly little kitchen of mine.

Oh, and need to figure out how to do reverse percent calculations, or whatever it is called in English, can’t remember how it’s done 😛

And write a how to etsy post for people not familiar with the platform, maybe put things on ebay as well as and and…

Something I’ve forgotten again, I’m sure.


sewing historical fashion to monster high doll clothes

Trying to come up with a sort of autumn collection of doll clothes, some styles that would work on different size dolls. Like this smart casual mini dress

Lorna McNessie doll

Lorna Mcnessie doll is so cute.

I have a confession… I watched the monster high movie freaky fusion, where for a blink, 1815 fashions were sported. So cute, had to make Jane Austen style dresses, bonnets and a dandy regency gentleman fashion doll clothes 😀

Monster high doll in Jane Austen world

Monster high doll in Jane Austen world

Wip historical fashion dolls, dupion silk looks luxurious but is pain to sew miniature

Wip historical fashion dolls, dupion silk looks luxurious but is pain to sew miniature