A mission to design more fashion dude doll clothes for the Mattel Doll Ken.
Back to the tees...
After working on my Gentleman and finally sending Surfer Dude to my testers, I got to thinking that it would be nice to create more clothes from him, sort of like what I did with Happily Ever After.
Of course, things will be a little different for Ken, since he prefers tees and pants.
I started brainstorming different types of tops I could design for him.
I already had basic dressy shirts covered from working on the Gentleman, and then of course there are standard t-shirts too.
I went searching on Google Images for more inspiration.
That's when I came across this running top (also pictured to the right), and loved the idea!
Using the above puma top as my inspirational running top, I set out to design a basic doll version too.
To the right, see the results so far...
Now, it's not quite finished yet. I want to add an orange collar, and I still need to sew on snaps, close up the back of the top and weave in all the ends I am hiding in the picture.
I am pretty pleased with how it is coming along here. What do you think?
I got all numbers from 0-9 designed and have crocheted one of these with the number 8.
Then, I crocheted one with the check symbol.
Here you can see how the three running tops, I have crocheted, look like before I add the sleeves...
I have to say, I was quite pleased when the yin-yang came out so well. I was worried it wouldn't come out as round as it did when I designed it on the graph. I love it!
I am planning a tank variation and an elbow-length sleeve one too. I was thinking of doing one of the tanks with a smiley face logo. :D
A friend has suggested the Olympic's logo and I've also designed some Nordic Rune variations.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, I'd love to hear them! Sound off below...
*Patterns for these tees are a work-in-progress. More details on release to come later.