Monday, January 6, 2014

No-Sew AG Doll Valentine's Outfit

Hi Everyone!

Over the weekend, my little Diva and I put together an adorable no-sew Valentine's Day outfit for an American Girl doll. In November, she made a no-sew Christmas outfit for one of her AG dolls out of a sock, and last month, she also made her doll a cute beanie. All I can say is, hurrah for socks--you can make the cutest little outfits for your doll, even if you can't sew a stitch! 

This time, we actually used two socks so that we could make a beanie and matching long skirt. We even had enough material to make a coordinating infinity scarf. To make the outfit complete, we bought a plain T-shirt from Michael's and embellished it with a few stick-on crystal hearts.


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To make the outfit, the Diva cut the foot off of one sock, and this became the beanie.


no sew american girl outfit, sock

Then, she cut the leg off of the other sock, and this became the long skirt.


no sew american girl outfit, sock

Here are the two pieces you will end up with after cutting the socks. The one on the left is the long skirt. The cuff is the bottom of the skirt, and the cut part is the top--just roll the top a little bit, and it creates a relaxed waist. The cut edge of the hat is rolled up, as well, and this gives it an even, finished look. We also cut off part of the other cuff to create an infinity scarf. Just like the other pieces, you roll the fabric so that it covers the cut edges.


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After making the cuts, we added the crystal hearts to the hat band and the shirt. After all, a girl needs her bling! And here we have the completed outfit-isn't it absolutely adorable?!


no sew american girl outfit, sock

 We used different sized crystals in varying shades of pink for added sparkle. The T-shirt has a Velcro closure, which make it super easy to take on and off, and the skirt just slides on and off too. This makes it easy for little hands to change the outfit, and you won't be pestered to help whenever your AG doll fan decides to have a fashion show! Here is a close-up of the hat, shirt and scarf.


no sew american girl doll outfit, sock

If you want a different look, you can also use the scarf as a headband!


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So what do you think? Tres chic, n'est-ce pas? I seriously heart this outfit--I mean, I wish I could wear it myself! 

The Diva and I are donating this cute ensemble as part of an upcoming American Girl Doll giveaway at Diana Rambles. Go check out her blog for all of the fantastic details.

In the meantime, my little AG Doll fanatic and I are going to make more no-sew doll outfits out of some cute socks we've been seeing in the stores lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by--have an awesome day!

Dee :)

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21 comments:

  1. Very cute Dee! I am so excited about the giveaway!! Thanks for taking part!

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    1. Thanks so much for inviting me! We had a blast with this project! :)

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  2. OMygosh, how cute and clever is that!!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I may be the only crafter who doesn't sew. :)

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  3. You are super clever. That is such a great idea. My daughter would love that. I would love for you to come and share this at my Winter Blues Wednesday link party going on right now. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Judy. I just linked up to your party! :)

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  4. What a cute idea! I need to make some for my daughter's doll. She would love it! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner. Just stopping by to check out your blog too!

    Linda
    www.nightowlcorner.com

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    1. Thanks, Linda! This is a nice craft because kids can do all or most of it, and it is so much cheaper than buying the clothes! :)

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  5. Ok, that is just pure adorable and genius!! I am so excited, my little girl will LOVE this! Thank you so much for linking up to our Wowza weekend link party!

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    1. Oops, I just responded in my son's account! This is Mindi, not Joseph! Ha ha!

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    2. Thanks so much! My little girl loves her AG dolls, and I was so happy to find a way to make cheap clothes!

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    1. Thanks! I meant to tell you I loved your duct tape shoes--I may do some of these for summer! :)

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  7. What size socks are these? Are they ladies 9-11 or one of the kid's sizes? My grand daughters would love this, but I need to get some new socks to make these. They are young and run around in their socks, so I know I can't use those!! Thanks.

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    1. I don't remember the exact number size, but I think these were a child's large. I remember holding the socks up in the store and thinking they would be large enough to make the skirt and hat--you want to look for ones with a long leg. I thought about checking out the jr size knee highs that a lot of teens wear too.

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  8. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at the Foodies & Crafties Blog Hop! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! #foodiescraftiessoiree I would love for you to hop over anytime to Apeekintomyparadise.com and link up with the parties I co-host throughout the week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I'll be glad to link up to more parties--I was at a couple of G+ ones and met a ton of people--very fun! :)

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  9. How cute is this?! My daughter is only 1, but I'm sure she'll be into AG dolls before I can blink. I'm a no-sew kind of gal, so I love discovering these types of DIYs. Great job!

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    1. My daughter got into these almost right away! Thanks so much, Jenny! Have a great weekend. :)

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  10. Wow, Dee! That is awesome. Who doesn't love no sew projects. We just got one of these darlings too! I just found a use for those mismatched socks I refuse to throw away! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  11. This is a great tutorial. Both of my little ones got AG dolls for Christmas and would love these Valentine outfits. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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