My daughter and I displayed some dolls for a recent Girl Scout event to celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts.
Heather (left) is wearing a white long sleeve t-shirt and tan pants from AG outfits that we already had. The new GS uniform is a white shirt and khaki pants, so no need to sew or buy them if you already have some. She is also wearing a vest I made. I traced a doll clothes vest pattern that I already had. I cut the seam allowance off the arm holes and outside edges of the vest. I picked some green fabric I had and some green bias binding I had that is close in color. I sewed the shoulders and sides of the vest. Instead of making a lining, I used the bias binding around the edges. This is fast and much easier sewing than a lined vest. Next I used fine point permanent markers to draw a troop crest (cardinal) and the GS idenitifiers on white felt. I made a pin tab from felt and bought real GS miniature membership pin and WAGGGS pin. They are about $5 each, so you could save some money if you drew them too. I really wanted the real pins, so I bought them. Here are close up shots of the items on the vest and Heather wearing the vest. She looks very cute!
The GS leader always needs snacks for the meeting. I used a tiny shopping bag from American Girl Place. (They give you a tiny bag like this if you buy doll earnings or something small). I found some doll sized drink containers we had around the house. I think these came with a set of baby doll dishes. The labels looked pretty fake, so I just pushed them down further into the bag. They look okay. I used a real "lunch box size" bag of snack chips that looks like a big bag for the dolls and a bag of Kiwanis peanuts (the kind you get if you donate to Kiwanis fund drive during peanut days in the fall). I don't think it is as convincing as the tote bag, but it looks pretty good. When you see them with ZoarZoar, the effect is pretty realistic.
ZoarZoar is a very creative GS leader who makes her own jewelry. In the next post I'll talk about making doll jewelry either from the American Girl kit available from AG and Michaels, or by using your own jewelry supplies. Come and see the next post and tell your friends about my blog.