I’ve jointed a new game on DoA again. The game’s theme is “Recycle” meaning any outfit has to be done completely from recycled material. During the game, it’s necessary to post plans, inspiration images, progress pictures, etc. So let’s start!
I decided to recycle old school uniform and old shirts that match in color. I’ll use the school uniform for jeans as their fabric is heavier and the old shirts for smaller doll shirts as the shirts have lightweight fabric.
I’ve already sewed jeans for Kaye Wiggs dolls using Magalie pattern. But I was not happy with their fitting at waist so I’m going to change this pattern and sew test jeans before I’ll cut out the uniform.
After I amended the pattern and was happy with jeans’ fitting, I cut out their details from the old school uniform white shirt.
Then I sewed back yokes to the jeans back, made front and back pockets, made side seams and back seam. After this step my jeans looked like in the picture at the left.
Next, I made belt loops using a double needle, attached them to the jeans and sewed a waistband.
Then I sewed a front seam, making a codpiece, and after that – made a hem.
After this step I need only to make an inner seam to have the jeans finished.
I thought to sew all jeans white will be boring, so I decided to embroider one. I found beautiful henna painting and inspired to make an embroidery design.
First of all I used an interfacing fabric for collars and cuffs. Then I put details right sides together and sewed them.
While stitching the collars and cuffs together, I also made pleats at the shirts’ back and then attached yokes.
Then I turned the cuffs inside out and sewed them to sleeves.
Next step was to sew shirts’ front details to the back details, turn the collards inside out, baste them to the neckline and sew. I drew a neckline on the shirt to make the collar attaching more easier. After that it was very convenient to make buttonholes on the shirts front. I made the buttonholes on the cuffs as well at the same time.
Time to attach the sleeves, make side seams and hem, then sew buttons. After washing and ironing they are ready to wear!
The sewing round lasts one month, and because I finished jeans and shirts earlier, I decided to make accessories.
I had an old shabby watch strap and I decided to use it clasp to make a macrame belt.
I also made bracelets with dolls names on them and shoes for each doll. To be honest, the shoes turned out the best doll shoes I ever made.
I didn’t take pictures at every step when I sewed the hat, but captured just basic moments of the sewing process.
I cut off the hat details from interfacing and ironed them to a piece of fabric, then cut details out with seam allowances.
I sewed two brim’s parts together, then front and back sides of a crown as well. I repeated this step with another brim parts cut off from the fabric without glued interfacing. I sewed immediately two pieces of the hat brim along the outer seam using the brim detail without glued interfacing as a lining.
Next, I sewed a hat top and the crown, then attached the brim and hide inner seams with a ribbon.
I embellished the finished fedora hat with another ribbon.
Kaye Wiggs Hope and Laryssa (Sunkissed). Laryssa got checked shirt, white jeans and macrame belt.
Hope alone. She got light blue shirt, white jeans, mustard moccasins,and an interesting tie completes her look.
Layla (Sunkissed). She got simple white shirt, white jeans and moccasins, but her image made by fedora hat and suspenders.
Miki (Dark Tan). She got white shirt that look amazing on her “skin” tone, embroidered jeans and cherry color moccasins.