Monday, March 26, 2012

Miniature Jean Grey - Part Two

The adventures of American Girl Doll to Superhero continue! (Read Part One here

Boots. Ugh. I've never done boots before and with good reason - they are tricky! I started out by tracing the foot onto muslin, then drew in the seam allowance.

Next I draped fabric around the foot and pinned it in place to get the sides.

Then I cut the pieces out of the gold fabric. To keep it from unraveling while I worked with it, I finished the edges with a zig-zag stitch. (Yes, I know, I desperately need a serger)

Attached the boots in front...

Hemmed the edges and stitched tops to bottoms. The boots fasten in the back. My  pattern needed a little tweaking - as you can see the boots are not perfect and I plan to fix the problems in my next attempt with doll #2.

I created the sleeve patterns much as I did the boots. The notch indicates where the stitching ends. From the notch to the hem the gloves are fastened with snaps.

Look! Gloves on an American Girl Doll! Who knew it was possible?

Yes, they still look kind of like mittens. So I use my gold embroidery thread to stitch down the gaps between the fingers.

The two middle fingers are stuck together on the doll, so this stitching is merely decorative.

Last piece is hemming up the sash and... voila! A miniature Jean Grey of the X-Men!

Is there a costume you'd like made for YOUR doll? I'm open for doing commissions for just about any kind of costume, estimated cost $35 or so. Send me a line at elenatintil [at] gmail [dot] com if you're interested!


  1. Thank you Magdalen! I'm really happy with how it turned out and she looks so cool standing on top of my bookcase!

  2. awesome I always love this Jean costume


Welcome to the discussion! Please note that due to chronic illness, I am no longer taking commissions of any kind.

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