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!!
Margarita Y Rodriguez says
1) Thank you for this! Like a previous comment stated, this is the only WW boy doll information online and I am so grateful! My son and daughter both love WW and my son wants a boy doll with real hair just like his sister. 2) Q: did you use non-acetone nail polish remover to take off the original wig? I can’t wait to get his together for him for Christmas!
Hi Margarita! We love our WW boy doll! I did not use nail polish remover. I simply removed the wig with a spoon and sanded down any remaining glue.
Are you interested in making these for others? I’m a horrible crafter. My 3 year old grandson wants a Wellie!
Hi Laurie, I’m sorry, but I am not making these dolls to sell at this time.
Hi, just wondering did you glue the wig onto the dolls head? I so want a boy wellie wisher now!!
Hi Sandy! Yes, the wig was glued in place. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
Hi Brandy! I love this. You are the only tutorial I have found for converting a Wellie Wishers doll into a boy! I purchased a Wellie Wishers Willa doll by American Girl for my daughter for Christmas. She loves it and the small size is perfect for her tiny self! My son expressed interest in a boy version, so I have been scouring Google for converting dolls into boys and stumbled upon you. Wondering if she sent you clothes for an 18″ doll or if she tweaked the pattern to fit the smaller size? Wellie Wishers are 14.5″ to my understanding. If they are 18″ clothes, they seem to fit well! Please advise 🙂
Hi Tara! The clothing for the Wellie boy was specifically made to fit the 14.5 inch doll. 18 inch doll clothes will not fit the Wellies; just too big. I would message Tari of Kitt’s Closet here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittsKlosetDollClo or Bee at : https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABeeLine?ref=l2-shopheader-name for custom made Wellie Boy clothes. If you have a desire to sew the clothes yourself, I would try looking for top and pant patterns at Pixie Faire http://www.pixiefaire.com/ and tweaking the design and pattern to be more boyish.
Thanks for the prompt reply and suggestions. Just picked up a Camille tonight! Let the transformation begin!
Post pictures on my facebook page when done! I can’t wait to see him!
I can’t find Kitt’s Kloset anywhere on etsy.
The direct links to Kitt’s Kloset’s Etsy shop, website, and Facebook page are all in this blog post. Please click on links provided. I checked all links and they are working.
Angella Turner says
Oh my….how crafty are you! Never would’ve thought about doing such a thing! Do you know where I can find a pair of brown lace up boots for My granddaughters Wellie Wishers dolls? I’ve searched high & low but everywhere I look are sold out. Christmas is fast approaching.
I believe the boots I used for my boy doll are available. http://dollsupply.com/presta/index.php?id_product=95&controller=product. You will need to get a size 5.
hi can you please email me. I just bought ashlyn and cant find a wig to make it a boy 🙁 i am in canada. please help me find a wig. i went to the website you mentioned and dont know which one would fit.
Deeja, here is the direct link to the wig I used. http://store.monique.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MT265 . You need to order it in a size 8-9 for a Wellie doll. I used color – light chestnut brown.
So super cute! Love him!
Thanks Diana!! 🙂
Sarah B says
He is so cute! Great job! Do you think you might make more twin boys for the other WellieWishers? I would love to see what Willa’s twin brother would look like.
I am getting my daughter Kendall for Christmas (a twin brother for her would be super cute too). I cannot wait to make the Mud Pie Kitchen for her! We will follow your instructions on how to do so.
Thank you for all the fun ideas and inspiration!
Hi Sarah B, Yeppers! I foresee a few more Wellie boys joining the doll family! Your daughter will be thrilled with Kendall! You should definitely make the mud pie kitchen! Send me in pics when you do; I’d love to see it!
Donna Cotterman says
TWINS? 🙂 They are soooo cute. Love them and their outfits.
Hi Donna! Yes…Wellie Twins! So glad you liked them. 🙂
I see a few WW Boys in my future!!!! ♡Maddieandmaddiesmom
Hi! Oh I can’t wait to see pictures! 😉
Brilliant makeover! He looks amazing!
Thanks so much Caroline! I think he is a cutie! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this info with us. Yep – now I gotta get a boy WW.
Yes Linda! You definitely need to get a WW boy! 🙂
Great job on your custom boy Wellie Wisher doll. They look adorable together and your daughter will be so thrilled. Tari is awesome and it was fun to see her clothes in the spotlight. 🙂
Hi Jeri! Thanks so much! Tari is just so sweet and she was fabulous to work with!
So cute and what a great idea! Now I need a boy WW 🙂
Hi Guin! Thank you! Yes, you totally need a WW boy…and to sew for him too! 🙂