I had no idea what was up with the DC Super Hero Girls last year. After an amazing start where all the dolls were immediately snatched off of shelves (and often sold on Ebay for extreme amounts) when they were released at the beginning of the year, they kind of… disappeared. No new lines or accessories or anything even through the holidays and the stores that had them in stock just kind of shuffled them around to any unused shelf space. But then just after the holiday season, new stuff started hitting the shelves and a lot of stores now have dedicated “DC Super Hero Girls” space again! Some new dollies on the horizon, too!
…but no clothing packs 🙁 Boo! Instead, most of the new dolls have molded on clothes. Which… is OK, I guess. Since every year there are fewer and fewer fashion packs for even lines like Barbie, I guess having molded on clothes is a better outcome than a kiddo losing her doll’s clothes and having to fight crime in the buff.
It isn’t ideal, though: every comic book fan knows that the heroes (and villains) have to have civilian clothes to wear over their super hero costumes, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to keep their secret identities! Even the molded-costume dollies still need civilian disguises! So that’s where this fashion pack comes in 😀
Any PS Sized pattern fits if you enlarge it to 125%, but I decided to do a Basics pattern set for them so that people new to doll sewing don’t have to fiddle with resizing. I also tweaked it a bit: simplified a couple of things and added some more options that aren’t in the regular PS Basics. Check it out now in the shop
Yaaaaaaay! I can’t wait to see what people do with this 🙂
I’ve already talked about this, so go grab it now in the shop! You’ll have a good reason to try it out this month (hint hint)
Tomorrow’s pattern is a Wa-Loli Kimono pattern collab design between myself and Keely’s Cute Kimono!
Keely’s specialty is the wa-loli style, so I’ve avoided making any patterns in that direction. However, she just got an awesome opportunity to do the costuming for a movie and so won’t be doing any dolly sewing for a while. Therefore, this happened!
Because it’s the product of two dolly sewers with us each adding our own variations and options, it’s the biggest pattern yet: 4 whole pages of JUST pattern pieces! It’s not hard, it’s just got a lot of options 😉
It will be a 1.5 priced pattern at $5.99 despite the massive amount of pattern pages, and will go up in the shop tomorrow morning! Subscribers already have it, so if you can’t wait until tomorrow and want to jump into a subscription, you get it at a discount (subscribers get patterns for 3.99 ea no matter if they’re single, 1.5, or double sized) with a 5-pattern subscription in the shop!
I’ve mentioned it before, but the DC Super Hero Girls are 125% bigger than EAH dolls, but with more muscle definition. They don’t have especially thicker limbs, more like they’re sculpted to look more ripped in the same amount of space.
So here’s Harley in a an enlarged version of the 60s Mod Dress!
This is the most basic version of the mod dress with a puff ball trim added. For the jester neckline, I traced the shape I wanted, cut it out with some thin, non-fraying fluffy type fabric, and glued it on with some fabric glue. For the diamond pattern on the hip, fabric paint applied with a brush. SUPER easy, SUPER cute 😉
If you want to make clothes for any of your super hero girls, you can enlarge any of the Petite Slimline sized patterns in my shop 125% and be go!
These haven’t officially hit stores yet, but some Target stores have them out before the official release day on February 28th! I got my hands on Harley. I wanted Wonder Woman, but they didn’t have her and Harley is Pullip Junk‘s favorite, so I grabbed her in case Pullip Junk couldn’t find one.
Now, I like Harley, too, but this Harley has painted legs, which I hate. Really not a fan of painted legs. It’s so cheap looking and limits the doll’s re-dress-ability. Despite that, I still like this doll to the point that this review jumped the queue for all the other new in 2016 dolls I have got my hands on!
More about her awesomeness and comparison pics behind the cut! Continue reading