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Monday, February 11, 2013

Mardi gras with the dolls

Miss C.'s dolls are all dolled up for Mardi Gras,
ready to party!


I made them all new tops from very shiny knits,
sliver and gold, scraps from very old costumes projects.


The silver tank top is very fast to sew,
Miss C. added some black legging and black boots,
an outfit that she would totally wear herself!


The gold dress is also from a free pattern from Liberty Jane,
but free with purchase, it is based of the tank top,
it is also fast and easy.
Because I made it out of a very stable knit,
I did not finish any seam, very fast dress!


For the golden top, I used this pattern that I purchased from Liberty Jane,
(there is a theme here!)


And finally another silver top with dolman sleeve,
the pattern is also from Liberty Jane!

To complete the girls'outfits, I made simple masks,
using this template from Doll Diaries.
I sued some fabric (for the blond doll),
some very sturdy scrapbook paper.


As a kid, Mardi gras was a very nice event, we do not celebrate Halloween in France,
so it was the only time of the year when we could wear costumes.
There were always fun parties at school and neighborhood,
nothing flashy like in New Orleans,
it is mostly celebrated by children with a parade
and many desserts, no king cake but a lot of crepes!

Happy sewing!


1 comment:

  1. Elles sont adorables dans leurs habits scintillants! Merci pour tous les tutoriels pour les poupées!

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