Boo’s Barbie dolls were not looking that great. (Especially Birthday Party Princess) Recently they spent a morning at the Lil Blue Boo School of Beauty. Here’s how to give your own Barbie dolls (and other dolls with similar hair) a makeover:
The Classic Ruffles are great for layering, lounging, and any occasion. Pattern includes options for a yoga style or elastic waist, hem or no hem, and pant or capri length.
Some feedback from our testers:
“Love the pattern! It’s a great way to sew comfortable ruffles with knit.”
“The sizing was perfect. Pants usually run a little short but these were slightly long and easy to hem so she won’t outgrow them.”
“Love the options for a yoga waistband or an elastic waistband.”
“LOVE the pants pattern!!!!! I need to make about 10 more for this kid! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!”
“A quick sew and easy to put together!”
Matching 18″ doll pattern too!
Other new patterns you should check out in the shop!
New pattern in the shop! A favorite from the clothing line so I’ve added it to the pattern line: The Asymmetrical Leggings…..and even added a miniature pattern for the American Girl style dolls.
Pattern can be sewn with regular sewing machine or a serger. Any stretchy cotton/lycra/spandex blend works great as well as stretchy ribbed cotton like the kind used in tank tops.
With Boo’s new American Girl obsession a few of you saw this coming…..yep, that’s Pf-1221 doll or “Grace” as we now call her:
The leggings are easy to make and are for almost every season! Make them capri length or full length:
These are Boo’s favorite leggings and I love how she looks like a little elf in them:
A few of my friends, Katherine, Olivia, and Melanie tested them out for me. I love their fabric choices:
Both patterns are available in the shop now! More in the pipeline……for girls and dolls…..stay tuned!
Here are some last minute DIY gift ideas for you doll loving little one…
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Boo and her cousins are getting handmade doll bunk beds for Christmas! The guys started working on them last weekend. They still need to be painted and I’m going to make a mattress, sheets and pillows.
We downloaded these easy free doll bunk bed plans from Ana White:
The plans tell you what size to cut all the wood:
And then the beds are assembled:
Three doll bunk beds finished!
Now they need putty, primer and paint!
Mr. Lil Blue Boo surprised Boo’s dolls with their own section of the closet. He moved around the shelves we use to store Boo’s shoes, spray painted a 1″ dowel and used some existing hardware we already had to make a hanging rod:
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Boo’s favorite princess is Cinderella…..but Ariel is a close second. Her doll Li’l Sally has a Cinderella dress we made for her but Li’l Sally needed a mermaid outfit too! Here’s how we made the mermaid tail and you can even download the pattern template at the bottom of the post. This is a super simple project…..even if you’ve never sewn before!
Step 1: Download and print out the template and use it to cut out two pieces for the front and the back of the tail:
Step 3: Place the tail on the doll and fold the waist down to the correct length (so the top of the tail hits the lower chest):
A finished mermaid tail!