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

Monday, February 15, 2016

Exclusive Hot Pink Swimsuit for American Girl Doll Lea Clark or other 18 inch Dolls

I had a vision of a swim and tonight I decided to create what I was seeing in my head.  Hot pink swimsuit with lime green elastic trim and star shaped pony beads on shoulder straps and I wanted a fringe across the top.  I had just recently purchased new Lycra knit fabric that had a lot of colors in it so I used it for my fringe.


 Can see the star shaped beads on shoulder straps
 Neon Orange Headband





As I am just now finishing this post, just heard Cha Ching sound from Etsy - this sold in under 10 minutes after I listed it on Etsy. One-piece-doll-hot-pink-swimsuit 

I will be making more this week. Thanks for stopping by

GiGi

American Girl Doll Clothes "Under The Sea Collections" by GiGi's Doll Creations

I decided to make a series of doll shirts  titled "Under the Sea Collections" with vinyl designs I have been making or buying the designs to make such as mermaids, starfish, sea turtles, dolphins, flowers, some are plain and some have tribal designs.  They have been selling very well in my Etsy Store -  https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations





 Sea Turtle with Hibiscus flower in center with rainbow colored Tie-dyed word "Brazil




Lea is on the beach wearing  Little Crabs - short set


Tribal Sea Turtle - sold within an hour after listing - will be making more.

 Just listed this blue tribal dolphin making waves shirt



 Mermaid - sparkling Jade color that Caroline is wearing. 
 Kanani is wearing the neon raspberry mermaid shirt.
 Lea Clark is wearing the white shirt with raspberry sea turtle with Hibiscus flower in the center. https://www.etsy.com/listing/266393034/sea-turtle-with-hibiscus-flower-shirt?ref=shop_home_feat_4
 Lea Clark is wearing pink shirt with solid green Sea Turtle with the word Brazil done in rainbow colored tie dye print.
 Lea is on the beach wearing her neon raspberry Hibiscus flower shirt


McKenna is on the beach wearing Little Starfish Capri outfit - shirt has starfish on it. 

Lea is wearing Little Crabs short set 

Below Lea is wearing little crabs Capri set with a different crab on the shirt. carpi-outfit-little-crab-diggers
 Little crabs with yellow pail - adorable print on hot pink fabric

This shirt is personal use - Beach Hair Don't Care 
 I will be making my own version of the " Beach Hair Don't Care" to sell on Etsy.



Hope you are enjoying my special collections of "Under The Sea" American Girl Doll Fashion.




Also listed on Etsy is bedding with Sea Turtles - here is a pillow I have listed Sea Turtle Pillow




As Always, thank you for stopping by and browsing 

GiGi