Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Featuring Historical Doll Clothing Designer With a Touch of Class for American Girl Dolls and Ellowyne Wilde Dolls

Today I would like to introduce you to a wonderful online internet friend I met several years ago on a doll sewing Facebook group.  Holly - owner of New York Doll Designs. She sells top quality doll couture clothing - historical and traditional doll fashion clothing. She sews for the 18 inch American Girl Doll, Bitty Baby and the 16 inch Ellowyne Wilde Doll.  You will see in the photo's how she pays extra attention to detail.

Here is one of her historical doll dresses that took my breath away Summer Ball Gown - hurry this
one ends soon.




 Look at the detail on front of this dress.  It is beautiful.





Here are some other Historical Doll clothing she has made









Here are some designs she has made for the 16 inch doll Ellowyne Wilde Doll - absolutely breathing taking too.







Here is a traditional swimsuit for American Girl doll - just look at that fit - perfect.  Shimmering Pink Swimsuit


Look at this traditional sparkling pink dress with sun hat with pink trim Sparkling Pink Sundress and Hat







You can view her doll clothes and purchase doll clothing from one of the following links.  If sold out have her make a custom listing for you.

Here is her Link for listings on Ebay http://www.ebay.com/usr/newyorkdolldesigns

Here is her Facebook Link New York Doll Designs

Here is her Etsy Link https://www.etsy.com/shop/Newyorkdolldesigns1?ref=l2-shopheader-name


As always thanks for stopping by and browsing.  Be sure click "follow" on New York Doll Designs Facbook page, Ebay, and Etsy to continue to see her latest doll couture creations.

GiGi


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Love Cheer Doll Clothes with Doll Size Cheer Pom Pom Tutorial

I purchased a lot of Cheer designs to make some Cheer Doll clothes with.  Today I made a short set and used blue and white vinyl to create this Love Cheer set.

McKenna Brooks, an American Girl of the Year 2012 (GOTY 2012) is modeling this outfit.


The Letters LVE are chevron and the letter O has pom pom instead of letter O.  Blue shorts with white polka dots coordinates this outfit. 

Doll Size Cheer Pom Pom Tutorial 




 Here is a quick tutorial of how I made these cheer pom poms after watching a YoutTube video on making adult size and I just made my doll size and I used plastic table clothes that I purchased at Dollar tree.  I used my rotary cutter and cut them into small strips - I would fold the plastic table cloths several times until it was about 6 inches wide. Trim off a small amount on each side to make single layers.  I would cut the strips about 1/4 inches wide,  alternate them and placed them all together and I used a zip tie with a pony tail holder and looped around a bunch of them keeping them secure. Trim off excess zip tie.   I took a blow dryer very careful not to get to close waving it back and forth to get the crinkle affect. While the plastic strips were still warm I  crunched them up in my hand. 

Photo Tutorial  







Now cut the white strips just like you did the blue strips




Gather up your stips - alternate your colors until you feel you have enough to make a thick pom pom. 
After you have the amount you want then use your zip tie and pony tail holder to keep them secure.



You can use different size sip ties and pony tail holders - just keep in mind smaller is better.  Larger pony tail hold as shown with the white one in photo you will need to wrap around dolls hand several times to keep the pom pom in her hand.  With the smaller one as shown using the blue pony tail holder will only wrap around once.  When choosing zip tie want to get the color that coordinates with the color of plastic using.  My first one I made I only had black and it work fine in the blue and white pom pom.



Cut excess zip tie 



Use blow drier after you have strips secured.  Scrunch in hand while waving hot air from blowing drier over strips.  Be careful not to melt the strips. Continue until you have the desired effects.




Here I used a larger pony tail hold and a black zip tie when I made this in 2015. Still works great for play and photo shoots. 

The pony tail holder is what you wrap around the dolls hand to have them stay put in the dolls hands. 








 McKenna's blue eyes looks great with this outfit


 GiGi's Doll Creations on Etsy to purchase this outfit or request one in different colors.



Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me.  


Saturday, June 4, 2016

New Paris Theme Doll Bedding for American Girl Dolls

This week I made two inspirational Paris bedding sets for American Girl Dolls.  Paris theme has always been a great seller for me long before American Girl Doll Grace Thomas - Girl of the Year 2015.

The first set - I call the Paris City Life - vinyl of downtown Paris with buildings, Eiffel Tower and fancy cursive word Paris with coordinating pillow with Eiffel towers.



 Grace Thomas is shown here. 


 This bedding is listed on my Etsy click here to see -  Paris City Life



 Second bedding is themed Vintage Paris Love Letter


 Pink and White striped pillow with vinyl - Word Paris with Eiffel tower instead of letter I.  Second pillow is vintage french writings. 


 Grace Thomas is loving this bedding set

To see this bedding listed on my Etsy click here vintage-paris-love-letter-theme-doll

 This photo shows the vintage designs in the bedding - butterfly, hearts, postage stamps, bicycle, Eiffel Tower, buildings and more. 


Thanks for stopping by

GiGi

Summer Doll Clothes for American Girl Dolls

Summer is here - well at least the warm weather is.  I just got back from a wonderful vacation  from the beach.  This weekend I made some summer short sets.


Here Caroline is modeling Anchors short set with mid crop top.


Lea Clark is modeling the Pink Paisley short set.  I used my commercial grade heat transfer vinyl and heat press and made the shirt to coordinate the pink paisley shorts.


 Julie is modeling the Pink SUPERGIRL shirt and pink shorts

Ready to unleash her super powers to rescue those in need.

Below Caroline is modeling a shirt that ties at the waist - lots of flowers with yellow shorts.

Julie is also modeling the outfit.


These items have been listed on my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations?ref=hdr_shop_menu 


As always thanks for stopping by and browsing and shopping. 
Hope you summer is off to a great start

GiGi