I’m so in love with my doll’s new wizarding school outfit that I have to do a blog post on it. For about a year off and on, I’ve helped my friend, Julie Ann Toomey, cut out wizard robes for sale at Comic Con and in her Etsy shop. I was so impressed by the quality of the fabric she was using for the robes.
I was also impressed by the amount of fabric that had to be discarded (can’t bring myself to use the word wasted). Because I’d just gotten into dolls again (you can’t take the girl out of the woman)—making clothes for them with my pin loom squares—I thought, Why not use that leftover fabric for doll robes???
Julie Ann liked the idea. As payment for my services cutting out robes, I asked for one teensy little robe for my doll. I chose Ravenclaw because I thought blue would look good with her hair.
Am I right or am I right?
Let’s begin with her basic uniform: shoes, black pants, white shirt, tie. OK, but the pants have pockets!!! They fit her perfectly. The blouse has little buttons up the front (which you can’t see beneath the tie); it’s not overlong, so you don’t have to worry about tucking it in (because I would and I know it’d be a pain). The little blue striped tie fastens with Velcro in back, beneath her collar.
Next, there’s her robe which is fully lined in blue and fastens with a hook.
In the photo at the top, you can see her wearing the also fully lined, capacious hood. Some of these 18″ dolls have mounds of hair and it would fit inside the very large hood. But, as you can see, my doll’s hair is neatly braided and doesn’t need all the hood room. The hood drapes nicely around her head and frames her face beautifully.
Concealed inside the robe is this wand pocket complete with wand which she can hold in her hand. I love the outfit and workmanship. It was all such a completely delightful surprise—in plenty of time for Halloween (but of course she’ll wear this all year at school).
Guess I don’t need to go brew a vial of Felix Felicis—I’m already overjoyed!