Happy first of the month!
I cannot believe that it is August and I am 5 months pregnant already! The time is moving so quickly. I am hoping to make some real progress and at least have September-November patterns completed by the end of the month. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!
However, I am happy to introduce the how-to tutorial for the Ariel customisation of the Avery doll base and the PDF template with instructions for her dress. As you can see this Ariel doll was made using my first-generation Avery doll base which has since been tweaked to include more defined arms. Don’t worry though, I made the template so that it will fit the updated version of the doll. If you don’t have it already you can purchase the doll base through my website here or in my Etsy or Ravelry stores.
For the dress I had teal felt to hand but I did not have any teal mesh. Luckily, I did have some white glitter mesh which I immersed into some hot water with a blob of metallic teal acrylic paint that I have and it dyed the mesh the perfect colour! I just mixed it up in the water and left for 5 mins then squeezed it out and left it to dry. I did not rinse it because I was not sure if it would wash the colour away. Once it dried it was perfect and no colour rubbed off anywhere. I am very happy about this solution because it will save a lot of money in the long run. Now I know that I don’t have to run out and buy every colour of mesh that I may need.
Also, I did not have any teal thread, so once again I just decided to make to do with what I had. As you can see it is not overtly obvious and I am still very happy with the outcome and overall look.
So just keep scrolling for the instructions.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
(Template size is based on the Avery doll made using 4ply yarn and a 2.5mm hook)
- White felt
- T-shirt transfer paper
- Felt glue
- Red 4ply yarn
- Teal/Turquoise felt
- Teal/Turquoise mesh/net fabric
- Teal/Turquoise thread
- Sewing needle or sewing machine
- 2 fasteners (i.e. poppers, Velcro, buttons, etc.) approx. 5-7mm wide
You are now complete.
Did you find this tutorial easy to follow? It was definitely easier than Belle’s dress but looks equally as stunning. My Ariel just needs a bit of hairspray to finish off her overall look!
Until the next post, happy crocheting!