Welcome back, this is part 2 of my Aunty project. I hope it will be as riveting as the first part and if not….well you are already here so you might as well keep reading! Part 2 of my project will focus on creating some cute accessories to accompany my little dolly. I didn’t want to follow the pattern completely (see part 1 for the pattern) as I wanted to make it my own as well I wanted to go with a ballerina theme.
I had been itching to make a tutu from the moment I came across a pin for a DIY tutu on Pinterest so it just seemed like the perfect opportunity to test my tutu making abilities. The pin is great as it shows how to make a tutu by using a sew free method. The pin, of course, is meant to be used to make a child/toddler sized tutu but it is simple enough to follow to create any size. If you yourself have ever wondered how to create a tutu the time to do it is now, so simple and so much fun to make! And hey if you are into wearing tutu’s yourself, even better, treat yo self!
Here is what I used to make a tutu fit for a dolly;
And this was the end result, too-too cute if you ask me;
The second accessory I needed for my dolly creation to be completed was a cute headband to pull back her soon to be beautiful brown locks. I didn’t follow a pattern for this one but it is really easy to piece together. I previously posted about an Aunty project I did a while ago in which I made some headbands for my niece. I simply used the same technique only made it much smaller. On the post I also had a link for a great crochet bow tutorial which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already.
Here is the mini headband I crocheted for my dolly;
I am really impressed with how the accessories turned out, they turned out better than I expected for a first attempt. The pattern I followed for the crochet dolly also shows a pattern for a crochet dress which can be used if you aren’t wanting to create your own theme, it looked like it would be just as sweet.
The next few steps will be key, as I need to ensure I sew all the pieces together perfectly as well create a nice head of hair for my dolly because lets face it, the hair is going to either make or break it!! Wish me luck as I may need it and stay tuned for my next post as I will be revealing the end result of my Aunty project. You will either be amazed, as will I, or you will get a good laugh. Either way, it’s worth checking out 🙂
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