New doll, new clothes!

We gave C a Mell-chan doll this year for her birthday. R liked it so much we bought her one for her birthday too. It really makes a difference when you have two girls and you buy them a doll each, because now, instead of fighting over one doll, they have their own and it’s been so much more fun. I prefer them to share other toys but in this case I think it’s a good idea to have two! :)

Anyway, a new doll needs… new clothes! They sell Mell-chan clothes too but at $16.95 an outfit it’s daylight robbery. Not to mention the sewing is usually bad and the seams are not finished properly which means it falls apart pretty soon. So I dug into my scraps and conjured up some clothes.

mell-chan clothes and shoes

Purple gown for Mell

Big Mell has a pink dress made of leftover eyelet fabric. While little Mell has a purple satin gown with lace straps and a sparkly tulle layer over her skirt. All scraps left over from making C’s birthday dress.

Mell's crochet hat

R found a round crochet piece that I was working on (no idea what but i was just practising increasing rounds, think it was originally intended for a coaster), and wanted it as a hat, but it was just a flat piece and couldn’t stay on. So I added some pink wool (ran out of the original blue) and increased more rounds, then decreased so it would fit like a beret. Then I added a little pink crochet ball on top. So cute!

And the girls asked for shoes. 3 plastic pairs for 16.95. So I decided crochet shoes were more comfy. My sis saw me crocheting these yesterday and she wondered aloud if her newborn could get some… haha

Mell's shoes

Little finger belongs to the little girl who was upset that I took the shoes off for a photoshoot ;) She was trying to grab it back.

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  • August 23, 2011 - 3:15 am | Permalink

    lucky kids! :)

  • lylin263
    November 3, 2011 - 9:45 am | Permalink

    Hi, my girl and nieces like your Mell Chan’s outfits so so much. Are you able to provide me with the dress pattern template and crochet patterns via email. I’m not much of a craft person but will definitely able to follow your patterns. Thank you very much in advance and looking forward to the girls’ happy faces.

    • yifarn
      November 3, 2011 - 11:13 am | Permalink

      Hi! I’m so sorry but I didn’t make them from a pattern. I just kind of traced the bodice from her existing dress onto some scrap fabric and added a gathered skirt below. As for the hat, I was crocheting a coaster and my girl wanted to use it as a hat, so I increased rounds and kept checking on Mell Chan’s head till it fit, then I decreased the rounds to make it fit on the head. My girls have been bugging me to make more new clothes though, when I do I will trace the pattern out and upload it on my blog?

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