How to make... out-of-this-world overalls!

Overalls are BACK in town, and we loooove it! It has one-hundred-and-one different styling options (maybe even more!) so you can totally decide which look your doll is going for today. Sturdy and tomboy-ish? Classy with a twist? We went for a super-cute country look with printed overalls and a red checkered crop top, perfect for all your casual out-and-about adventures under this beautiful summer sun.

WHAAAT?? How can this doll look so awesome?! 
Let me tell you, this may not look super-easy to make, and it isn't. But it's not that hard either! We simply used the Tilly-pattern for the overalls, but with shortened legs! You can obviously choose the length yourself: Super short? Just over the knee? Long with the ends rolled up? EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!! Such an awesome pattern, you guys. And those beautiful fabrics? Pastel and Red Roses fabric sets!

To make life, no, — fashion — even easier, super-awesome and crystal-clear photo instructions for the Tilly set can be found here. You've got this!
And if you have even the smallest question (Is it true bananas are herbs?? How long do houseflies live?? What is the answer to everything??? ), slap it into the comments below and we'll try to answer at light speed (yes, banana plants are herbs because the stem does not have true "wood" tissue! Houseflies can live for up to a month! The answer to everything is 42!)!

How to make... a bohemian summer outfit!

Summer is in full swing, and so is bohemian fashion. With gorgeous prints, accessories and outfits in all the colors under the sun, it comes to no surprise the boho style one of the most popular fashion statements to make! DressYourDoll jumps on the bandwagon with this absolutely stellar outfit.

Super stylish — super easy — super quick! What more could you wish for in an outfit? We combined a maxi skirt with a short shirt with a knot in the front. To accessorize we made a simple headband in the same fabric as the skirt, and a yellow belt from the Mix 'n Match Pink set. The fabric from the skirt is from the Summer Flowers fabric set, and the shirt fabric comes from the Pastel fabric set.

We used a skirt pattern from the Sari set and a shirt pattern with shorter sleeves from the Carry set! For instructions on how to make the shirt, go here

If you have any questions, slap them in a comment and we'll get back so you super quickly! And of course, we are always completely overjoyed when you send us pics from your latest creations!

How to make... a maxi wrap dress!

Hello summer — sunshine — sewing!!

Let's dive right into making fashionable holiday couture, with this gorgeous wrap dress. Made from a single style of fabric (we opted for a blue and pink floral style from the Pastel set), it is simply perfect for your dolls to wear to the beach, a cozy picnic in the shade or even a shopping spree!
Take a look: 

Doesn't our doll look absolutely ravishing? Make this look for your doll now: It's so much easier than it looks!
We adapted the Patsy-pattern to make an asymmetrical wrap dress with a slightly elongated back. Here you can see what the pattern looked like. A fully illustrated how-to for the Patsy pattern you can find here

We know it doesn't seem like it, but it's actually fairly easy to make! Just don't forget to leave a little gap on the left (circled in red!) so you can pull the strap through! 
If you need our help, just ask us in the comments! And of course, we would lovelovelove to see the results — send us a picture! 

Happy Earth Day: how to make a Kimono!

Happy Earth Day to you all! To celebrate this beautiful spring we're having, with the first budding leaves and the blossoms finally blooming, we're showing you how to make this gorgeous DressYourDoll Kimono! This is a product that's available in three designs in our shop, but you can just as easily make it yourself using our Fabric sets! 

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Now, we know it looks like a very daunting design — But don't worry, it's actually so easy if you know the steps! Let's dive right in!

1 — Start by laying out your pieces. You should have a piece for the back, two front pieces, two sleeves and a band that will be the Obi, the belt. Now take the two front pieces, and place them, color in the inside, on the back piece. 

2 — Pin together, and sew the two upper seams as shown in 2.

3 — Now fold the fabric open along the seams you've just sewn, so upwards. 

4 — Now, put the sleeves on the main piece, making sure the bits marked in the image line up. Again, colors on the inside! 

5 — Pin together and sew along the colored lines! 

6 — Fold the sewn sleeves open along the seams, so to the side.

7 — Now, close the dress, by folding the pattern downward on itself, colors on the inside. Make sure the dotted lines match up!

8 — Now pin it together and sew the remaining seams! This means, the bottom seams of the sleeves and the side seams of the kimono.

9 — Turn the pattern inside out... And ta-da! Your very first, hand-made kimono! 

10 — No kimono is complete without the Obi, a kind of belt. Usually on a woman it can measure more than 14ft or 450cm! Of course, we use a slightly shorter sash, but it still looks gorgeous. Tie it in a knot or a bow around the waist to give a finishing touch to your kimono.

There you have it! Wasn't that way easier than you expected? 

Are you just itching to get started on this gorgeous design? Patterns and fabrics of these items were used!