On a doll forum I visit there is a challenge this month to sew an outfit featuring complementary colors. These are colors that are opposites on the color wheel. I chose blue and orange. Here are the results of 2 days sewing.
The shirt is made from upcycled t-shirt fabric that I added the dragon embroidery to. I've been using rayon thread in my embroidery machine, but I'm going to try some polyester. The rayon is really shiny which isn't always ideal. I think a more matte finish would suit this casual look best.
I put a V-neck collar on this shirt. It's placed a bit high to hide the neck seam on the doll. I wanted the dragon up higher so the tail would be coming off the shoulder more, but with the way the orange fabric was taken from the original t-shirt I couldn't get the fabric up any higher on the hoop, there just wasn't enough of it. I made two pairs of tights from the same child's orange shirt. it had long sleeves, but a large graphic on the front rendered about 1/3 of it useless.
I love these pants. I took an idea from a pair of my son's pants for the knee enhancing. I wanted to give a little more color detail and topstitching with my contrast thread. I like the extra little shape it gives. I also find it ironic that these dolls can't bent their knees, yet here are some pants that give them room to do so, if they could.
Back view. I added a bit of extra ease through the thigh to give this pair a relaxed fit. My pants are usually more fitted but I wanted these ones to be more playful. The fabric is linen.