Monday, September 17, 2012

Repunzel Doll and Boy Shirts

I normally end up making hair bows for my niece for her birthdays, but I've been wanting to make a Black Apple doll for some time.  I wanted to make Repunzel, but wasn't sure how to make long hair hang down in the back.  After asking around, a friend suggested a wig, and I kind of like how it turned out.
 

 
Now she can be long haired Repunzel, or Repunzel with a hair cut.

 
And why not make a market skirt (minus the pockets) for the birthday girl to match her doll?
 
I've also been wanting to make a machine embroidered shirt using this technique.
 
It turned out to be harder than I expected.  Even with the stabilizer, the fabric shifted on me a lot.

 
This was a little easier.  I sewed diamond shaped t-shirt material onto the shirt and stitched stripes on top to make an argyle pattern.

 
It's hard to come up with ideas for handmade boy gifts...I can't imagine that clothes are really that exciting of a present.
 
I'd love suggestions for next years gift for a 9 year old boy.