You're Never Too Old for Barbies

You're Never Too Old for Barbies

Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Partial Repaint

I have a half dozen Brandi's including two working Singing Holiday dolls. I've never liked her look. Thanks to my internet buddy Tamisha McPherson, I've been experimenting with repainting in particular partial repainting. I don't take the entire face off but rather leave the eyes intact. They are the hardest part to correctly repaint for me so I'm glad not to bother them. So here Brandi is before and after.


















What do you think? Do you like her better before or after?


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Doll Sweater Dress from Gloves

I'm always looking for a way to make fast and easy doll clothes. Previously I made sweater dresses for Barbie-sized dolls out of gloves.


I've also made doll sweaters from socks.


This time I made Dena a sweater dress from a pair of $1 gloves.




It was super fast and easy. I simply cut off the two center fingers and stitched a seam on the wrong side to be able to cut off the thumb.  For the remaining two fingers I cut off the ends to serve as sleeves. Instead of hemming the "sleeves" I roll them to make a cuff. By hand I stitched a narrow hem for the neck. Give it a try!