Easy Doll Crinoline Tutorial
This tutorial was made based on a Liv Doll’s figure, but note that it can work for Barbie also and any other 11” fashion doll. If your doll is bigger, simply use bigger tulle pieces (see step #1)
You will need Tulle Circles. They sell those to make present packages for wedding. I found these at some kind of dollar store and paid 1,99$ for 25 circles. You can probably find such things in art supply stores but they might be more expensive. The ones I used are 8” (20,3cm) large.
You will also need a pair of scissors, an elastic string and a needle big enough for the elastic string to fit into the hole.
Take about five circles (depending on how big you want your crinoline. The more layers, the bigger the crinoline will make the dress look).
a) Fold the tulle circles in two
b) Fold again!
a) Cut the pointy tip of the folded tulle
b) Unfold the circles (but keep them together as much as possible). The whole must be bigger than your doll’s waist.
a) Take your needle and elastic string and do big stitches into the five layers of tulle.
b) Once that is done, make a knot at the end of the elastic.
c) Make sure that the elastic is slightly smaller than your doll’s waist.
Should look like this! And this was before I decided to change the color of her lips! lol
a) This is a picture taken with a dress that doesn’t have the crinoline underneath (and you can see the different lip color)
b) And this is how the same dress looks with the crinoline!
I hope you will find this tutorial useful!
If you are wondering if I made the white dress, than the answer would be yes. I hand stitched it myself.
The lips were colored with acrylic paint and a thin coat of varnish.