Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Doll Makeovers - Princess Edition

By Petunia
Recently, I've become a wee bit obsessed with a Disney Jr. show called Sofia the First. It's positively enchanting! The story of a village girl whose mother married the king of the realm. Now she's a princess! And you know what? Sofia is a princess; I'm a princess! How much more perfect could it get?!

Well, I needed a doll. Unfortunately, Ms. Mommy did not like any of the expensive Sofia dolls available, so she went looking for an alternative. She was going to try her hand at making one herself, and had even picked out a pattern to use, but while we were at the craft store looking for craft velour fabric, we chanced upon a clearance aisle containing several Little Miss Matched brand cloth dolls marked down to just $5.xx! Ms. Mommy decided that giving existing dolls a makeover would be easier than starting from scratch, so she bought three different dolls. 

First, we have Sofia herself, and her stepsister, Amber. Hank said that the redheaded doll looked the most like our titular princess. Naturally, the blond would become Amber because Amber is blond. Here's what they looked like fresh out of the box, along with images of the princesses from the Disney website:

Sofia needed a purple gown and blue eyes (rather than green), and Amber needed a green dress and amber eyes (instead of blue). Sofia also received a lip lightening, as Ms. Mommy felt she didn't need to have on red lipstick. Fabric paint was used on both eyes and mouth. The dresses were made from fabric scraps. No patterns, of course, because Ms. Mommy is far too lazy to utilize an actual pattern for anything. Viola! Princesses Amber and Sofia:

We had another doll though, and she was perfect to be Sofia's Mommy, Queen Miranda.

Our Queen Miranda doll needed blue eyes and a pink dress to match her Disney counterpart.

I love my new Sofia inspired dolls, and Ms. Mommy was very happy to be able to make three of them for less than $20!

They go everywhere with me! They've enjoyed picnics in the yard, reading on the couch, and swinging on the swings.


barjobo May 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM  

too cute! you'll have to find another and do a giveaway!

Couture Carrie May 25, 2013 at 6:08 AM  

So fun!
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Rachel July 6, 2013 at 3:48 AM  

Wow, that's a really awesome project--good job being thrifty and thinking outside the box!

blackberryfashion July 14, 2013 at 5:14 PM  

lovely dolls :)

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Susannah July 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM  

What a fabulous job! I think they look perfect and I'm sure the little one loves them more than she would love an expensive doll purchased from Disney. :-)

Becky Fyfe September 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM  

Those dolls are really great! they are very similar to the Disney ones. :)

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Earl enjoys "traditional" styles, and prefers a classic, vintage look when dressing up. His everyday wear is best described as "uber casual".

About Petunia

Petunia is a daring dresser who does her best to keep up with all the latest fashion trends. Among her favorite designers are Vintage Couture, Tea Collection, Gymboree, and Zutano.

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