It’s getting close to Christmas, so it’s time for me to figure out my Christmas gifting plans. I’m a huge fan of handmade holidays (I’m a huge fan of handmade everything), so I usually try to make at least half of the gifts I give each year. As I am making plans for this year’s gifts, I have been thinking about last year’s projects.
My sister has a bunch of American Girl Dolls–not enough to call them a doll army, but enough for a girl band or something. In the past, I’ve made her some random doll clothes, but I wanted to make her a cohesive set for all of her dolls. Because I am a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz, I made her a set of Wizard of Oz costumes: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, And the Cowardly Lion.
These were alot of fun to make. It’s all the skills I love to use in my costuming & clothing design, but on a small scale. I decided that if I was going to go through all the patterning work for one set, I should just go ahead and make an extra second set while I was at it. I’ve had that second set in my studio since last Christmas, so I’m finally making it available for purchase here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/116660648/wizard-of-oz-doll-clothes-set-of-4
The Scarecrow costume is definitely my favorite of the four. It’s probably because that outfit has the most accessories of all, and I really love accessories. Also, the green leather hat is so adorable I can barely stand it. I think my little sister really liked the outfits. She kept running to get armfuls of the costumed dolls from her room to show my relatives when they came over. And, I’m really pleased with how the set turned out. They look great together. Now I just need to build a yellow brick road and an Emerald City……
Wizard of Oz Set of 4 Costumes: https://www.etsy.com/listing/116660648/wizard-of-oz-doll-clothes-set-of-4