Hi guys! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind around here lately! I’ve been sewing up a storm for the Animator dolls mostly, but first I have news!
My newest book in my trilogy is now available on Amazon!! I am so excited! I will be doing the official book launch soon, but you can check out all of the awesomeness HERE. It is also available on Kindle and Kobo.
For those who are interested in checking out the entire series here is the set, or you can search ‘everlasting trilogy’ to find all three. Oh so pretty!! 🙂 ❤
Second bit of news: We’ve been trying to pull my daughter for homeschool for a while now, and we finally got the approval to do so! It’s been an adjustment, but we are now settled into the full swing of things. Luckily, I am a teacher. Still, so far everything has been way better! I feel like a huge weight has been removed from my house, and I know that this is for the best. ❤
Okay, enough news! Onto the fun stuff! I got into a bit of a sewing groove back in February, back when winter hit us really hard, and refused to leave, and we ended up just hibernating in our house for the entire month.
I was all set to tackle the Disney Animator dolls. I really wanted to get them all dressed up, and looking pretty, but when I went to look at the sewing patterns that I had, I was a bit disappointed. I found that I didn’t have very many options, and the ones that I did have weren’t what I was going for. I realize now that was probably the reason that I hadn’t been very motivated to sew for them.
So of course I set out to try to design some patterns myself. Here is what I came up with, and a few that I already had patterns for, but just tweaked them a little bit.
I made this crop top pattern. I’m happy with how it turned out! I can see a lot more of these in my future. The skirt is the Simply A Skirt pattern. I just added a second tier. I think that if I make this skirt again, I will make it fuller, but it is super cute anyway.
I made these two dresses using Oh Sew Kat’s Sugar and Spice dress pattern. I just added a second tier with lace to the skirts. I upcycled two of the Little Miss’ baby dresses to make these. I love the embroidery!
I had been looking for a little jumper pattern for these dolls forever, but I couldn’t find one anywhere. So instead I drafted this one. I really like it. I will probably make more of these, and I might add some buttons on the front of this one.Don’t you just love red headed dolls? Merida is one of my favourite Disney Animators. She’s so cheeky! I am loving the lace on the leggings! Next time I will make them lacy capris. 🙂
Besties!! ❤ 🙂
I made a skirtall pattern next. I found the pattern pieces online, but there were no instructions. After a bit of fudging, I was able to work out how to put it all together. The pockets even work! I was really proud of myself on this one. It turned out so incredibly cute! 🙂
Next, I went searching for a dress pattern with a shorter bodice. After drafting a couple of patterns for these dolls, I was gaining a lot more confidence, so I decided to just take the Oh Sew Kat’s Sugar and Spice pattern for these dolls, and try to shorten the bodice. I also had to take in the underarm a bit.
Here’s a quick look at my process.
First, I shortened the bodice as shown.
Next, I brought the armhole in tighter. This is the back view of the pattern pieces.
This is the before under the arm.
And this is after. See how there is less of a gap?
Okay, so I got a bit carried away with this pattern, I must admit, but I just love the results! I was also having a lot of fun adding the different trims, ruffles and lace. The options are truly endless! ❤
Ahhh! I love twins!!! ❤ 🙂
Yes, I have that many of these dolls and more!
This is not even the half of them. Not even close. LOL! I know, I have a problem, but I keep finding them in the thrift stores, and I can’t pass them up. I just love them so much! 😀
Okay, final project, for now. This is the Peasant Girl dress pattern by Dollie Delicacies. I shortened the dress quite a bit, and I added the lace trim. I also added a front pocket. That little teddy bear is just priceless! I love it! ❤
I’m a huge fan of the way the expressions change on these dolls when you move their heads. I think that is why I am so drawn to them. 🙂
Well, I hope that you enjoyed my post! I will try to be here more often now that all the crazy has settled.
I am in the middle of working on my Canada Day doll gift exchange too, but that is a surprise, and won’t be revealed until later. I am also planning to work on designing a doll fashion line for Spring, so stay tuned for that. My New Year’s resolutions haven’t been tossed either. I am still chipping away at my list of things!
Have an awesome day, and keep crafting!
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6 thoughts on “DISNEY ANIMATOR SEW DOLLY!”
I just stumbled upon this blog post which is 2 years old and wanted to say “what an inspiration!”. I too have a doll addiction, and a growing family of Animator dolls with so many plans to make original outfits for them. Seeing all your creations is very motivating!
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Aw thank you so much! I adore the Animators! I don’t give them as much attention as I really should. I have a huge doll addiction too so you are in good company!! 🙂 ❤
You are so mega talented. Congrats on the book, homeschooling and the awesome dolly fashion designs! LOVE it ALL! I need to reintroduce myself to my sewing machine. It has been too long. 😀
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Thank you so much! Your comment brightened my day! 🙂 ❤
What a great job you did with the outfits. They are all so pretty and made to perfection. The dolls are adorable.Congratulations on your latest book. Continued success. It was nice hearing from you again.
Marion and Marilyn
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Thank you! I am definitely trying to blog more often, but life tends to get away from me. Now that we are homeschooling, I feel we are busier than ever! That said, we are not going anywhere. This blog is my happy place, my place to go to create, and relax. 🙂 It was so nice to hear from you too! ❤