I love getting emails or seeing posts of the amazing outfits you all make with my patterns. I was blown away by these outfits that Michele Anderson sewed and shared. I hope you enjoy them too! I love the entire ensemble!!
This year, I challenged myself to create a new, Halloween costume using only my own patterns. I brainstormed a list, which you can find at the end of this post, of some ways to take the patterns I already have, and create a new look with just a few tweaks. I’m delighted with the results!! Presenting….Elsa and Little Elsa (otherwise known as Lanie and Camille). If someone in your house still has Frozen Fever… well, let her dolls get into the act too with this fun Halloween costume.
Use basic sewing patterns to make a doll sized Halloween Costume
I used the POPSICLE TOP pattern, in a sparky blue fabric. I used the same fabric as the skirt for the inside of the top…the best part is, after Halloween, my dolls have a versatile separate to add to their closet, because I did not sew it to the skirt. I glued on some craft show crystal chains, like these, because there are not any small children in my house any more. Be sure to trim your doll outfits in age appropriate trims.
Elsa from Frozen Inspired Halloween Costume for Dolls
The long skirts are made from the SIXTH GRADE SKIRT pattern. I taped each pattern piece to a new sheet of copy paper, and made a new hemline (four inches down for Wellies and 5 1/2 inches down for the 18 inch girls). Using my ruler, I just extended the lines to create new pieces. I will say, this worked perfectly for the WellieWishers. The geometry is a little off for the bigger girls, as the skirt got proportionally wider the farther down I went. If I were going to make this again, I’d take a good piece out from the middle, and possibly the side fronts so it didn’t flare out quite so wide.
I wanted the dress to shimmer, but didn’t want to mess with satin fabrics (I’m kind of lazy that way!). I cut my pieces from regular Kona cotton…and cut squares of glitter tulle (off the bolt from Joann’s) that were larger than my pieces. I lay my tulle over each of my skirt pieces, and treated them as a single layer. With right sides together, I sewed the side seams, and then I simply trimmed the seam allowances, which included the excess tulle and created a beautiful effect that is completely sewn into the skirt. The cape is simply a hemmed rectangle of snowflake sheer fabric, and the snowflakes are from a scrapbooking sticker set like these. Not a permanent solution to be sure, but definitely will give your Ice Queen give a nice “cool” effect. The crown was from a limited edition holiday outfit from American Girl®. These are the patterns I used:
Do the girls in your life like to match their dolls? My daughter did for years…even her Halloween costumes had to match. Here’s a few of our favorites from over the years.
Matching Halloween Costumes for Girls and Dolls
Super Molly – this one was pretty simple. I simply had to make a tee shirt (like the Simple, Sweet Tee), a mask, and a cape for Molly…she used a pink and black tutu she already had. We decided on colors and a theme, and I used the tutorial in this post here. It’s been a few years, but I did use the printable masks and simply shrink it down until it was doll sized. With a little bit of heat and bond, you can easily add a custom logo to a tee shirt and cape- you don’t even have to sew it. Simply follow Megan’s no fail methods for perfect results.
Make a doll sized Halloween Costume to match your little angel.
Tutu Cute Angel – another super, easy costume…I (maybe you notice a theme here?) I purchased the tutu and the wings at the party store, and created the corset myself. This angel corset was a prequel to my newest pattern, “Sugar n Spice and Everything Nice”, which has instructions for both a corset and a tutu, which are worn over the doll’s clothes (or dress in the case of my pattern.) . See more about the Sugar n Spice pattern here and here.
Little Orphan Annie – I made these dresses for “Character Day” at school. The public school system is not allowed to endorse “Halloween” (nor Christmas actually…so the entire winter chorus concert had songs about the Winter Solstice”.) I used a pattern making software program to create the dress. I’m not even sure which one it was, but it was very clunky and I don’t remember going back into it after this. If I was going to make it again, I would use the Sugar n Spice pattern with a Sixth Grade Skirt attached to it to create the A line look. The sparkle fabric gives it a little bit of a modern touch. I don’t think Little Orphan Annie wore glitter. 😉 . We completed the look with Molly’s Irish dance wig.
Molly and her dolls don’t dress alike any more, boo hoo, so I encourage you to enjoy the tradition while it lasts in your house. Click here to see more Halloween costume ideas and be sure to visit the INSPIRATION GALLERY to get more Halloween ideas for dolls.
Make a Halloween Costume for your girl’s American Girl Doll
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I’m super excited about my newest patterns for your 16 inch Animators sized dolls. The Sugar n Spice Dress and Everything Nice Accessories PDF patterns work together to create an entire character, dress up wardrobe with just a few basic accessories. Designed for your child’s little hands, you can make a bunch of these easy pieces for a quick “dress up -costume” with mix and match wardrobe fun!
Pam Ray, of Amy Violet’s, sewed up this sweet set of Animator fashions from three Oh Sew Kat! patterns. Pam uses needle felting, applique and hand dyed lace to really step up the simple pieces and create unique pieces of art!! Check out her facebook page to see what else she is up to!
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Merida looks so cute in her Four Season Skirt and Popsicle Top.