Right around Halloween time my daughters usually start thinking about what they want to put on their wish list for Santa. My youngest really wants a twin boy doll for her American Girl Wellie Wisher Ashlyn doll. My daughter told me, “Santa’s elves can make anything. Mrs. Claus can help sew the clothes.” Well…there you have it; time for Mrs. Claus to get crafty. The Wellie Wisher Boy Doll came together quickly and easily…..meet Ashton!
An American Girl Wellie Wisher Ashlyn doll was purchased at our local Toys R Us. The wig was removed and any remaining clumps of glue were sanded down. A wig was purchased from Monique.com. This Johnny wig is a size 8-9 in the light chestnut brown color. The wig was of good quality and very well priced; it fit the doll’s head perfectly. This wig comes in many colors. You can find the wig here: http://store.monique.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MT265
A thin layer of matte Mod Podge was put over the boy’s lips to dull the shine. My daughter made it clear she wanted the freckles to look the exact same (since they were twins lol.) You could easily remove a few freckles with a Q-tip and a tiny amount acetone nail polish remover.
For the Wellie Wisher Boy Doll clothes I wanted something special and super cute. I reached out to a wonderful seamstress and friend, Tari, from Kitt’s Kloset 18 Inch Doll Clothes. I am in love with the wellie boy shirts and pants Tari sent. All of Tari’s outfits are of great quality; they will hold up to my daughters putting them on and off their dolls. Here is more about Tari:
“I’m Tari and my doll clothes business is called Kitt’s Kloset. I’ve sewn for dolls now since the mid 80s when I started sewing for Barbie and her doll friends. I did craft shows with these doll clothes, had a successful website for awhile but once the interest died down in Barbie, so did my orders. So I stopped sewing for fashion dolls all together and moved to my new love, American Girl, Bitty and Wellie Wisher dolls. Since I also collect these dolls it only seemed natural to start sewing for them which I did in 2005-ish.
I mostly sell my doll clothes at local craft fairs and a consignment shop but I do have an Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittsKlosetDollClo as well as a regular website, http://www.kittskloset.com. The best way to stay completely up to date as to what I’m making lately is to go to my FB page and like it: https://www.facebook.com/KittsKloset18InDollClothes. Thanks for reading about me and for liking my page!”
Graphic details were added to the Wellie Boy Doll shirts using a printed image onto Jolee’s Iron On Transfer Paper. I purchase this paper at Michael’s; it can also be found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BTPQT2/ref=pd_sim_201_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DKFEP2G5CRQN1BDAMQA9
Here is the Wellie Wisher Boy Doll shirt graphics printable used in this post: wellie-boy-shirt-logos. I foresee so many cute Wellie Boy Doll shirts in our future…team logos…superheroes…!!!!
I wanted to keep with the boot theme for the Wellie Wisher Boy Doll. I purchased a brown and black pair of lace up boots for this doll. These boots were purchased in a size five from here: http://dollsupply.com/presta/index.php?id_product=95&controller=product .
I love these faded out jeans from Kitt’s Kloset! Ashton looks comfortable and ready for play! I asked Tari how she got her business name, thinking the name was inspired from the AG doll Kit…but no….the story is super sweet. “One of my early sewing teachers, my sweet grandma, used to call me her Kitty Kat, I must have liked milk a lot or something lol. I thought she would think it was really fun to have a biz named Kitt’s Kloset.”
Kitt’s Kloset is open to custom orders. Tari spends a lot of time sewing for craft shows and needs to maintain a good inventory, she usually stays away from the more complex custom requests. But, if you don’t ask, you’ll never know
I LOVE how the Wellie Boy doll turned out! I wanted to share this info early in case you wanted to ask Santa for one too! I can’t wait to see my daughter’s reaction on Christmas morning…..good thing she doesn’t know Mrs. Claus helps me out with my blog!!