Sockathon! Day 1

Hiii!

Remember when I included this sneak peak in a past post:

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Well, the sneak peak was for a sock craft series! Yaaay!

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Basically I’ll have a few days in which I give you no-sew how-to’s to make clothing for your dolls–out of socks!

This idea actually formed when Madison posted a no-sew mini doll skirt from a sock, and so I went to the store a bought some of socks for mini skirts (as well as one for Clara’s leotard); then I was super inspired by the many no-sew sock things you can make, and wanted to do a little series! (So then I bought MORE socks XD )

By the end of this series you can have a complete, accessorized outfit for your dolls–all out of socks! …Minus the shoes 🙂

Series Schedule (Dates may change):

Day 1 (Today): Base outfit

Day 2 (Tomorrow): Accessories!

Day 3 (Sunday): Bonus Mini doll Halloween costume

All you need for these tutorials will be socks and scissors!

 

So today I will show you how to make a doll shirt and a doll skirt! The preferable socks to use should be stretchy, not too thin, and relatively large, if possible.

Let’s start with the shirt.

First, I recommend you pull your doll’s hair into a side ponytail, to keep it out of the way.

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Lay your sock on your doll, the open top on her neck, and find where you want the bottom of the shirt to be.

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Take it off of your doll and cut across where that spot is. I recommend cutting it larger then you think you want– you can always cut more off, but you can’t cut less!

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Now you are going to cut the rim of the sock like the above picture. (The front of the shirt is at the side, as you can see; Don’t cut that!)

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Cut the loose rim in the middle, so that you have two string-like things coming from the shirt. You may want to stretch them a bit.

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Pull the shirt on your doll, and pull the sock up higher on her chest. Take the loose ends and tie them around her neck.

Now you have a cute halter top!

 

Next, let’s make a pencil skirt! This one is super easy!

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Just lay the sock on your doll, open end on her waist, and find where you want the skirt to end. Cut straight across (again, I recommend cutting bigger that you originally think). Then you can try it on your doll.

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Now you have a cute and easy no-sew outfit for your doll! All from some simple socks!

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I also made this shirt, a longer version of the original. I paired it with some leggings I already had. I also cut the halter top “strings” so the space connecting them to the shirt was smaller.

How do you like the “Sockathon” so far?

Stay tuned for accessory how-to’s tomorrow!! 😀

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