I learned that I can make a shoe mold for Bratz dolls by using part of one of the original shoes. Hopefully I'll find that link again and be able to share it here once I get into that project.
But it meant another trip to the thrift stores to hunt down a shoe or two. I thought I might find some shoes in the doll clothing bin, since the dolls to date have all come shoe-less and nekked. No such luck, though I decided to take some brushes to go with the dolls to their next home.
I was thinking, too, about the little Bratz baby I left behind the last time... maybe she needed me, too... So over to the doll bin. Thankfully, the baby has already found a new home! And, well, look, I found some shoes!
You can see my first attempt at boots that didn't really work - but are acting as stand-ins for now.
The little girl is a Perfekta doll from my childhood. She needs some cleaning up, and a little surgery on the compound fracture at her wrist, but I don't plan to give her a face lift. She's only holding one shoe, because she lost the other a long time ago. Maybe she will get a new pair of shoes if I can figure that out, but at least she has feet.
You can see above two of the "Charming Dresses" I made with the free pattern from www.dollsforall.com. "Charming" partly because they can be made from a quilting charm! I just love that they are reversible! I still need to add Velcro to the back, but here you can see the other side of the dresses. I made one a bit longer and added some more flare to the skirt portion - just because there was room in the fabric squares. Should I add some lace or something at the bottom or leave them plain? I'm leaning towards the clean, simple look. But haven't looked in my trims basket yet.