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If you grew up in the 1990’s, you’ll remember the Spin Master Liv dolls. These highly posable dolls had exchangeable wigs that came in different hairstyles and hair colors.
Back in the early 90’s, I was fresh out of college and struggling to pay off my college loans, so I remember cruising by the Spin Master Liv dolls in a store and wishing I could afford to buy one. But actually, it wasn’t until my kids were out of the doll stage before I actually bought myself one.
They’re still considered collectible, but very reasonably priced on eBay. The tricky thing these days is finding the wigs in good shape. It can also be tough to find matching shoes to fit the Spin Master Liv dolls.
But my friend Dodi sells flat-footed Barbie shoes that will fit them. Here’s a link to her store, and just below I’ve added the video I made, in which I tried these shoes on Liv dolls and found that they do fit.
Anyway, if you are a Spin Master Liv doll collector, and you’d like to learn how to sew some doll clothes for them, today’s shirt and pants would be a great starter set in your sewing adventure!
To make the super simple shirt, you’ll need some craft felt and a few Dritz snaps. To make the pants, you’ll want some cotton fabric and a bit of 1/8 inch elastic.
Now the shoes are a bit harder to make because they’re so tiny. They’re also lined.
For making the Liv doll shoes, all you need is cotton, a glue gun, and black craft felt or black craft foam. I do recommend that you sew the shoes by hand, though, so in the pattern section below, I’ve included some tutorials that may help with that.
Today’s patterns will fit these dolls:
*The clothes fit loosely on the Project MC2 dolls. Shoes do not fit the Project MC2 dolls.
Here are your free, printable PDF sewing patterns and tutorial videos for making the outfit shown at the top of this page:
- Free printable PDF sewing pattern for a shirt, pants, and shoes to fit Spin Master Liv dolls and dolls with similar body measurements
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shirt
- Tutorial video showing how to make the pants
- Tutorial video showing how to make the shoes
- How to do a whipstitch
- How to sew snaps on fabric
- How to do a backstitch
- How to pull elastic through a casing
- How to use a needle threader
- How to do a basic straight stitch
- How to choose fabric
- How to tie a knot using a needle and thread
- How to press seams open, using a hot iron
In case you haven’t heard, my Creative Spark class, “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns” is available on the Creative Spark platform. You can sign up any time you want!
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And there’s no specific time limit to your courses. You can just take your time and learn at the pace that suits you.
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Disclaimer/Credit/Affiliate Marketing Link:
To honor the trademark rights of the doll companies mentioned in this blog post, I am including links to their websites here. Please feel free to visit their website and consider purchasing one or more of the dolls mentioned.
Liv dolls were products designed and distributed by the Spin Master company, which still makes dolls and toys today (although the Liv dolls are no longer in production at the time of this blog post). The Spin Master company held the trademark for the Liv Dolls (™). Please visit the Spin Master Toys and Games website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys and games. Please be aware that the Chelly Wood animated doll is a Spin Master Liv doll that has been re-painted and had its wig colored to appear to look like the real doll clothing designer, Chelly Wood. This was done as a creative project by Chelly’s daughters, and the Spin Master Toys and Games company was not involved in the doll’s makeover in any way.
Project MC Squared dolls are products offered by MGA Entertainment, which holds the trademark for them (™). Please visit the Project MC Squared website to learn more about their company and its trademarked toys.