DIY: La La Loopsy Jeans & Shirt

by SweetSugarMama on January 10, 2012

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My niece is turning 5 soon and she is obsessed  with La La Loopsy dolls and the color pink.  I’m not a lover of pink outfits so I decided to give her enough pink to make her happy and enough minty green to please me, after all I’m the one that made it (she takes after me in the feisty department).

Here’s what you need:

  • Pencil
  • Black Fabric Marker
  • Fabric Paint
  • Thin paint brush
  • Fabric Glue
  • White or Off White Fabric square
  • Thread
  • 2 Black buttons

Step 1: Draw an ovulated circle.  IF YOU CAN”T DRAW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE: Place a plastic cup upside down to trace a circle on the fabric for the face. It will be rounder than mine but just as cute.

Draw wiggly lines for the hair (come on, anyone can do that).  Draw “noodles” for the pig tails.  Don’t stress over this part.  Have you not seen what this doll’s hair look like in real life?  Exactly.  You’ll knock ’em dead with the noodle looking hair…trust me!

Next, trace with the black fabric marker & position small buttons on face.  Trace holes with pencil so you can see where to sew buttons on.  Sew buttons on.

This is where you should be.  Now, before you start sending hate mail to me for poking La la’s eyes and posting it online,  please understand this is what needs to be done to show everyone I too can’t draw all that well, and yes, they too can do this…it’s easy.  No actual dolls were hurt during the making of this project.

Next, with the pencil, draw a pretty smile on that face and two small circles on each end.  Stitch along the lines for the lip in black.  Or you can  paint the lips (broken lines) for the lips.  Whatever is easiest for you.

Next Step:  Erase all pencil marks.
Paint your doll using a craft brush.  A thin brush works best since you’ll be able to keep inside the lines.  My neon paint is thin enough to brush over the black marker.
Next steps:
  • Cut doll’s face.
  • I added small bows to both sides of her head.  You can buy these or make them yourself.  Make small bow and then sew them on.
  • Decide where you want the face to be glued on the garment.
  • Read instructions on how to use your fabric glue.
  • Using a brush, brush fabric glue on the back of the face (opposite side to where you just painted the face).
  • Lay clothes flat making sure there’s no creases and glue face to garment.  Follow fabric glue directions on how long you should let dry.
Add any other iron-ons at this time.  You can make hearts just like you did the face or buy some at your local craft store.  I bought mine.
What?  You want a shirt too?  Told you she’s as Diva as Aretha.
Here’s the one I made….easy, peasy kids, so if you’re feeling adventurous here’s how to follow through on the shirt part of the deal.
What you need:
  • Fabric Paint
  • Optional: Water Bottle, makeup sponges, fabric glitter and glue.
I wanted my shirt to be just like her personality.  Bright and cheery, very ladylike but full of spunk.  I wrote (freehand) with different letters the name “La La Loopsy”.  Then I lightly “brushed”the bottom part of the shirt using the make-up sponges to make it look messy.  Once that was done.  I applied a bit of the fabric glitter glue to the bottom part of the shirt and sprinkled the fabric glitter on.  I let dry.
Once dry, I mixed some fabric pink paint with water in a plastic bottle.  Shake well and spray on shirt.  I wanted my shirt’s color to be a bit faded and mixing it with water does just this.  Let garment dry.  Wash garment and apply a second layer of paint with the water, if darker color is desired.
Yes…she does wear that much bracelets.   Girly as she is, she can climb a tree faster than any boy, play cops and robbers with the guys while smelling like one flowery, smelly bouquet thanks to her obsession with body lotions and perfumes.
P.S. Sofie, thanks for always being my model, no matter how good or bad my projects come out.  I promise I’ll be the first person standing at the magazine stand when your face graces the covers of Vogue magazine.  Love you girl!

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Maricruz Sanchez February 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Que bello lucio la modelo con tus creaciones, lindisimo.


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