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« on: December 23, 2018 04:10:26 PM »

My nieces are still young enough to enjoy playing with dolls, so I decided to make them something special for Christmas this year - dolls that look like them! They were very well-received and everyone had questions about the process. These dolls were definitely the most satisfying project of the season and I had a blast creating them. Except the hair. That doll hair is a pain to work with, but it looks and feels so nice!

I used an Ever After High doll and a Monster High doll that sort of matched their skin colors and face shapes. The dolls got a complete repaint and reroot.

I purchased a pattern for the school uniforms, and used actual uniform plaid to make the skirts. The shoes are leather with waxed linen laces. I made my own pattern for those.











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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018 08:06:10 PM »

These are amazing. Lucky nieces.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018 03:15:27 AM »

Such a thoughtful gift and meticulous work. Those dolls are great!
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018 11:00:12 AM »

THESE ARE SOOOOOO AMAZING! What a treasure for your nieces!
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018 12:22:01 PM »

I'm still super impressed with your doll shoes.  Lovely dolls, too, & glad the girls appreciated them! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018 06:38:58 PM »

These are beautiful! These are more than just play things; these will be cherished keepsakes!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018 08:15:42 AM »

Amazing. Every little bit of those lovely dolls. Just beautifully done.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018 09:27:33 AM »

Super awesome and such wonderful personalized gifts!  The face-ups are lovely, as are the hair and outfits; beautifully done!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019 01:37:32 PM »

Wow these dolls are fabulous. i'm sure they'll be appreciated for many years to come.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019 07:21:39 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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