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Toys Less Plastic: DIY Dollhouse Dolls – Now in Pants!

DIY Dollhouse Dolls in Pants

DIY Dollhouse Dolls in Pants

Update: We have figured out how to make our DIY Dollhouse Dolls wearing pants!

Long-Legged Doll in Pants with Baby

Long-Legged Doll in Pants with Baby

To make your own, follow the directions in my first post about these here; there’s no sewing required, and except for the hot glue, this is a plastic-free craft. Instead of adding dresses or skirts over the skin-colored embroidery floss-wrapped legs, just wrap your preferred pants color down and up the legs, securing the ends with a dab of hot glue on the doll’s back.

Dolls in Pants with an Exciting Lobster Dinner

Dolls in Pants with an Exciting Lobster Dinner

Of course, once they’re wearing pants, it’s even more apparent that these dolls are not an anatomically correct mirror of human beings. They’ve got some incredibly long legs and short torsos! They remind me of some French movie star from the 1960’s, although I can’t say who that is. Just a general impression, perhaps. You could always make the metal armature with a longer body if you’d like.
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And once you’ve made up some dolls in pants, you could make some more in skirts and dresses, to cover all the sartorial possibilities.

Here’s to toys less plastic!

One comment on “Toys Less Plastic: DIY Dollhouse Dolls – Now in Pants!

  1. […] Yes, you can use this same approach to make boys! You can dress them in fabric kilts, wrap embroidery floss trousers onto them as you did the shirt, or cut them some felt pants and glue those in place as for a skirt. For shorter hair, try cutting the wig loops and fraying the ends after the wig has been glued into place on the crown of the doll’s head – This will make for fuzzier hair with character. You can also use thicker yarns, or just draw hair on with colored pencils. It may take a few experimental heads before you come up with hair that you like. Here’s my post specifically about our DIY dolls in pants. […]

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