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

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Free fashion doll clothes patterns: Vampire halloween costume!

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

The winner is… VAMPIRES!


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  🙂

PATTERNS UNDER THE CUT:

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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)

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

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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

Katniss Everdeen doll getting new clothes

First draft doll dress inspired by the dress in #thehungergames movie #fashiondolls #sewing #Katniss #Girlonfire #hungergames #katnisseverdeen #reddress #barbieFirst draft of the Girl On Fire dress, using what ever fabrics I had at home, so it is by all means not a screen accurate version… though doubt a barbie size would ever be… It lacks the tulle, as I only have white and fear if it is home dyed to red, it might stain the doll. Also wondering if the flames in the skirt tail should be made with glue and glitter (glitter, glitter everywhere) or maybe it’s possible to find f.ex. nail art pieces that would work.

It is Katniss Everdeen doll. Can’t wait repainting her, and doing something with her hair, the goddess headsculpt .is so pretty!

Second version of Mockingjay costume is in progress, (real feathers, or fabric?) and I think I’ll also make the light blue reaping dress, it is quite pretty in it’s simplicity.

18th century clothes for playscale / Barbie dolls

Barbie / Ken clothing made by m
T
hese I made maybe 4 years ago, today I have tweaked doll patterns, and managed to get a little better at miniature sewing.

Next week, I am working on a commission of making  some historical style clothing for both male and female playscale dolls, patterned new bodices and even a pannier (side cage) for a Barbie to be able to achieve the famous wide Rococo dresses!

If interested in dolls and/or historical fashion in miniature, stay tuned 🙂
Depending how long the making of takes and whether I start enjoying hand stitching, I might start making more commissions or put doll clothing to Etsy in the future

Monster High goes Marie Antoinette – Free doll dress pattern

18th Century, the age of enligtenment and frills… Now your monster high (and maybe Ever after high dolls, if you add a little extra around to each piece) dolls can enjoy the style as well! Here’s a few of the dresses I’ve made with the pattern:

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

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

The above is made with thin, flowing fabric, like cotton voile/ batiste, if you want spoonflower fabrics, it’s closest to their cotton lawn. You need Fat Quarter to make the full skirt like in the picture above.

Short version of monster high rococo pattern modeled by Operetta

Short version of monster high rococo pattern modeled by Operetta

You need to add a little bit more seam allowance, if you use heavy/stiff  fabrics like the bridal sateen above. It was a left over scrap from a georgian corset I made, a little too heavy for a doll but at least scraps don’t go waste. This time I cut the skirt shorter.

Free pattern at merineiti.wordpress.com and the miniature regency print fabric available in Merineiti spoonflower shop

Free pattern at merineiti.wordpress.com and the miniature regency print fabric available in Merineiti spoonflower shop

Now this is made from custom miniature fabric, after historical printed cottons from Georgian / Regency era, it’s available to buy in merineiti spoonflower shop currently in white and cream yellow. You only need the test swatch piece to make this! The skirt will however be shorter and less full than the pattern suggests, you need fat quarter for that, but I’ll explain how to adjust to that in the video tutorial (coming soon on Merineiti youtube channel).

This miniature historical print fabric is available to buy - only need a test swatch! http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3101224

This miniature historical print fabric is available to buy – only need a test swatch! http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/3101224

Please follow the blog to keep updated when the how to sew this rococo princess dress post is published, as well as tutorial for the skirt part. And maybe later I’ll show you how to make monster high doll shoes as well.

If you are on youtube, you might want to subscribe to Merineiti youtube channel to get the chance to see the video tutorial for monster high dress before it’s on the blog!
Also available tutorial for the ruffled fashion doll skirt here.

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