You can see in the pictures my favorite Christmas movie - White Christmas! Can I please have a dress like Rosemary Clooney's green velvet cast party dress?
- Large-eyed needle (but one that is sharp) I used a chenille needle
- Yarn in your desired hair color
- Tape (masking or regular tape)
- A DVD case
- Tissue paper
1. We are going to begin by winding the yarn around the DVD case. The DVD has a smooth side and a notched side. Begin the yarn at the notched side and wind.
(notched side - the side you open)
You want to wind the yarn so that it does not overlap and there are no gaps in the yarn. Wind fairly tightly so that it stays in place. I wound around 3 to 3.5 inches worth of yarn. You want to stay in the center of the DVD.
(Ignore the gaps at the beginning and end of this shot. I tightened everything before I taped)
2. Next, we will tape off the yarn. Place a loooong piece of tape across the yarn on either side of the smooth spine of the DVD.
(tape on the back)
(tape on the front)Stick your scissors in the notched part of the DVD and cut the yarn.
3. Fold the tissue paper over the yarn.
You are going to sew down the middle of the two pieces of tape, pivot, sew back, pivot, and sew a third time. Try to sew on top of your previous stitches or very very close to them.
4. Take off the tape and tissue paper (It's like Christmas!)and you will have a secured bunch of hair!
5. Repeat this exact process one more time so you have two bunches of hair.
6. Repeat the process a third time, EXCEPT for the following:
a. Only wind around 1 and a half to two inches of yarn.
b. See the picture for how you secure the tape.
7. Place one of your two larger pieces of hair on the doll's head at the forehead.
(I find it easiest to hold all the other hair down with the hand that's not sewing so that it doesn't get in the way of the stitching)
(making progress down the head)
(the hair completely sewn)
8. Around where your doll's ears would be (if she had some), tack the hair down with some stitching all the way around the head.
9. Put your other large piece of hair on top of the doll's head, starting at the forehead. I shift it over a bit so that it isn't exactly on top of the previous row of stitches.
(Piece #2 sewn on)
10. Take the small, lopsided piece of hair and stitch it down the same way, but put it off center so that it looks like your doll has a side part. Especially make sure to cover your stitches well because this will be seen on the top of her head!
11. Time for a haircut! This is my favorite part! Brush the doll's hair down in back with your fingers and figure out how long or short you want her hair. Cut! Bring out your inner hair stylist!
Next step will be the face and the clothes! Stay tuned!