August 10, 2021

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The Doll-Size Resource Guide To Summer Accessories

We’ve put together the ultimate resource guide to summer accessories for your doll!  From head to toe we’ve got your doll covered with fun accessory ideas for you to DIY or buy. 

Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom telling us which is your favorite summer accessory!

 

Summer Shoes

No outfit would be complete without a good pair of shoes!  The Clog Shoes would be perfect for backyard activities like gardening or badminton.  The Dollistocks shoe pattern are a great go to for playing hopscotch or chasing the ice cream truck down the street.  The Jelly Flats are a wonderful dressier, option for brunch or a birthday party.  aleksandrajones offers plenty of other shoe patterns for every occasion, but you can check out these ones for starters:

  

 

 

Summer Hats

Another fun summer accessory is a hat.  Hats are a summer must-have for warding off sunburns on those extra hot days.  The Lilli Sailor Cap conveys a sporty vibe whereas the Pheobe Hat is perfect for lounging around on a sunny beach.  The Happy Hats pattern is a great and fun basic that would look splendid in a bright colors and small prints.  You can use one of the following patterns to make one for your doll:

  

 

 

Summer Bags

There are plenty of places to go and things to see during the summertime, and to make sure your doll is prepared for every occasion make her a super stylish purse to bring along!  Most of these purses can be easily done with summery cotton prints to make a purse as unique as your doll!  Use one of the patterns listed (PS. the Sweet Scallops bag is free!):


  

 

Summer Jewelry

What would a summer outfit be without the perfect piece of jewelry to compliment it? You can make some basic necklaces or bracelets by stringing beads together, or try for something more detailed with one of these patterns:

  

 

 

Summer Hair Accessories

Hair accessories are always a lovely summer accent to add to any ensemble.  If you feel like making a fun DIY check out the Flower Crown from aleksandrajones!  Really on-trend hair accessories at the moment are bold and colorful claw clips (take a look at the Amazon link for ones that are the perfect scale for your doll).  Finally, you can never go wrong with a great headband as a summertime hair accessory, so take a look at our free tutorials and incorporate one into your dolls next hairstyle! 

  

 

So, that's our list! We hope this inspires you to add the perfect accessory to your dolls summer outfit!

Thanks, everyone!

--The aleksandrajones Team :^)

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100 Comments

Cassandra D
Cassandra D

August 23, 2021

I would say fifth grade, because we moved and I went to a new school.

LouAnn Wilson
LouAnn Wilson

August 19, 2021

5th/6th grades were my favorite. I had the same teacher both years. Some students called her witch Hazel but I found her to be a great teacher with a lot of enthusiasm for teaching

Gale Bleeck
Gale Bleeck

August 19, 2021

Fifth grade was my favorite. We moved from New York to Connecticut to go to school.

Melissa
Melissa

August 19, 2021

4th grade, because I loved my teacher.

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

August 19, 2021

My favorite grade was 4th grade. I lived in Germany at the time. We had a hamster as a class pet. We went on many field trips and I got to make a huge gingerbread house to take home for the holidays.

Lisa
Lisa

August 19, 2021

sunglasses

Carla
Carla

August 19, 2021

I honestly don’t know. I loved school, but I dreaded school because I was bullied and often alone. I loved kindergarten, probably the most. And probably 9th grade when I finally found some good friends

Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith

August 19, 2021

Kindergarten was my favorite. My teacher taught us to weave on cardboard looms and I fell in love with it. Lots of art and craft projects!

Peggy
Peggy

August 19, 2021

My favorite grade was 3rd. I was living in England and I thought I was a princess.

BrendaL
BrendaL

August 19, 2021

Summer Hair Accessories and totes are my favorites.

Heather
Heather

August 18, 2021

I love all accessories but mostly shoes!

Doris
Doris

August 18, 2021

Such cute accessories for school!

I liked all my grades except 4th and 5th. 3rd and sixth were the best.

Thresea
Thresea

August 18, 2021

I am an educator. I love all the accessories!

Bee
Bee

August 18, 2021

I love a good backpack.

Jaffa
Jaffa

August 14, 2021

I like the bag! It’s really cute!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

August 14, 2021

Totes and Flipflops !

Linda P
Linda P

August 14, 2021

totes and flip flops

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

August 14, 2021

All of the summer accessories are so darn cute! A summer tote with sunglasses, a coke, a pair of sandals or flip flops, and a hat would be the perfect items for a day at the pool or beach.

Teresa
Teresa

August 14, 2021

Everything is sooo cool and summery.
But my favorite is the flower crowns. :-)

Ceilia Corsentino
Ceilia Corsentino

August 13, 2021

I love the foam clogs! Everything always looks so nice and it is hard to choose really but, i’m going with the foam clogs.

Olivia
Olivia

August 13, 2021

I LOVE the flip-flops. They’re super cute!!!

Marilyn Nawara
Marilyn Nawara

August 13, 2021

It’s a tie between the sunglasses and the Dolliestocks — both are perfect for summer.

AJ
AJ

August 13, 2021

I like the hats!

Tatum
Tatum

August 13, 2021

I’ve always loved tiny doll bags!

Dotti G
Dotti G

August 13, 2021

I love everything. I think the bags are my favorite.

Diana
Diana

August 13, 2021

an adorable hat

Susan
Susan

August 13, 2021

I love the little sandals

Elna Rothenberger
Elna Rothenberger

August 13, 2021

I love the summer hats! they finish off an outfit so beautifully!

Carol
Carol

August 13, 2021

Sandals and hats are my favorites.

Stephanie Yue
Stephanie Yue

August 13, 2021

My summer favorites are the hats and handbags, keep cool while carrying goodies.

Elaine
Elaine

August 13, 2021

That little purse is so cute!

Janet
Janet

August 13, 2021

I do love all the summer accessories, but the flowery headband really is my favorite! I ca see it for so many occasions . In all white it would be perfect for a First Holy Communion headpeice. and in soft pastels it would be a cute Spring hat.

darlene wummel
darlene wummel

August 13, 2021

LOVE THE HEADBANDS GREAT ADDITION

Dellasue
Dellasue

August 13, 2021

I love the sun glasses. I bought a doll with glasses because I liked the glasses so well!

shirley
shirley

August 13, 2021

My favorite summer time item for my 18 inch girls if the shorts and shirt sets.

Roben
Roben

August 13, 2021

I love summer because you don’t have to put sleeves in dresses.

Feriba
Feriba

August 13, 2021

Hats and shoes and lots of them !

Mary
Mary

August 13, 2021

I love summer shoes and sun hats.

Patty
Patty

August 13, 2021

Cutest headbands ever! Completes so many outfits!

Jo
Jo

August 13, 2021

All of these items are a “must” for summer fun. I think the headbands just add that unexpected special touch.

Suzi
Suzi

August 13, 2021

I like summer sandals.

N Colleen Sexton
N Colleen Sexton

August 13, 2021

I could not possibly choose one over the other. They are all my favorites!

Sharon Thomas
Sharon Thomas

August 13, 2021

Wow! Lots of ideas to add to grands doll clothes outfits.

Wendy
Wendy

August 13, 2021

When I was a kid my grandparents had a pool. I was in it from March through November (we live in Los Angeles). Now my favorite thing about summer is the fruit.

geri
geri

August 13, 2021

I love sandals,

Leighanne K
Leighanne K

August 13, 2021

I love sandals! I could live in them year round, but I pull them out as soon as it’s warm enough, and I always hate having to put them away for cold weather.

Brenda
Brenda

August 13, 2021

I like the hats and shoes best!

Helena
Helena

August 13, 2021

Thank you for your newsletters, Freebie Fridays, and a chance to win a gift card! My favorite summer accessories are bags and headbands.

Melanie
Melanie

August 13, 2021

Thank you for the Friday Freebie!
Love the article on Summer accessories. My favorite is the headbands! They are so cute, simple, but will make such a statement. Thank you!

Melanie
Melanie

August 13, 2021

Thank you for the Friday Freebie! My favorite accessory has to be the headbands. Can’t wait to try one! Thank you for such great ideas!

Melanie
Melanie

August 13, 2021

Thank you for today’s Freebie and such cute ideas for Summer accessories. Can’t wait to try the headbands.

jennifer winters
jennifer winters

August 13, 2021

wow i love the small bags and purse they have, and the clothes are in style!! i would love to makes the hats next.

Shirley ZimmerKidd
Shirley ZimmerKidd

August 13, 2021

I love the hats! My grandmother made hats and making them for dolls like she made them for adults is so much fun.

Cath
Cath

August 13, 2021

I love to see the hats on the dolls, partly because I am so uncomfortable in them myself. Dolly HAS to have lots of shoes. When I was a kid we got one pair of shoes when school started and that had to last us for the year, so I am in love with shoes, lots and lots of shoes. :D
Thanks for the opportunity! Happy stitching!

Carol
Carol

August 13, 2021

I love sandals and hats. The no sew clogs are on my to do list.

Kathi M
Kathi M

August 13, 2021

My favorite summer accessories are flip flops and sunglasses

Juli
Juli

August 13, 2021

Hats!! Hats in the garden, on the beach, riding with the top down, sitting on the bleachers, hiking, riding horseback, on the boat, fishing, hats are a summer must.

maureen
maureen

August 13, 2021

The flip flops are my favorite summer accessory because nothing says summer like flip flops!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

August 13, 2021

Love hats. The sunglasses are also cute! Alt ready made some purses!

Kelly
Kelly

August 13, 2021

My favorites are the shoes. The shoes make the outfit pop.

Pauline O'Driscoll
Pauline O'Driscoll

August 13, 2021

Having been trained as a milliner my favourite accessory is the hat followed closely by the shoes.

Audrey
Audrey

August 13, 2021

My favorite summer accessory is the sunglasses.

Karen
Karen

August 13, 2021

I want to make the no sew clogs! Def my favorite now that I’ve read reviews.

DIXIE
DIXIE

August 13, 2021

My favorite accessory is the flip flops. I love making any kind of doll shoes!

Jen H
Jen H

August 13, 2021

I think the shoes are my favorite but hats and bags are not far behind.

Carla
Carla

August 12, 2021

my favourite go to summer item has to be the flip-flops, I totally love the pair in this blog and would love to try them out for my daughter’s doll. 😍

Cynthia W.
Cynthia W.

August 12, 2021

The shoes – every girl needs some cute shoes to go with their outfit.

Debra
Debra

August 12, 2021

I think I have to go with the headband – its just so cute – that’s my favorite!

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 12, 2021

I could not survive summer without sunglasses!

Patti Brinnon
Patti Brinnon

August 12, 2021

I love the hair accessories.

Vicki
Vicki

August 12, 2021

I LOVE sandals and sunglasses….. Screams SUMMER!

Shirley
Shirley

August 12, 2021

I Love all the accessories. I really like making hats and shoes. I really like the totes. It is so much fun making doll clothes and accessories.

Kathy
Kathy

August 12, 2021

I like tote bags and couldn’t make it during the summer without my sandals.

MaryAnne
MaryAnne

August 12, 2021

Tote bags! Well, and my gardening hat. :-)

Julie
Julie

August 12, 2021

I love all the summer bags/totes/purses that you have to offer! One of these items would make an outfit totally COMPLETE!

Candy
Candy

August 12, 2021

My favorite accessories are summer sandals, and Beach bags!

Sandy
Sandy

August 12, 2021

Love all the hair accessories. The hats, head bands and flowers.

Leah
Leah

August 12, 2021

The bags are all so cute and seem simple to construct.

Angela
Angela

August 12, 2021

Hats are my favorite! They’re so much fun!

Patricia
Patricia

August 12, 2021

I love the bags, can use a lot of scrap fabric for these.

Renee B
Renee B

August 12, 2021

Cute summer tote bags to fill with all the little accessories.

marlene
marlene

August 12, 2021

I love bags! Hold all the important things we need. Pixie soles for sandals make the feet so complete!

Rebekah
Rebekah

August 12, 2021

The hats are so fun!

Dori
Dori

August 12, 2021

A tote bag and a quilt for beach picnics.

S
S

August 12, 2021

My sunglasses are my favorite summer accessory even though I wear them all year round.

MAUREEN MACLEAN
MAUREEN MACLEAN

August 12, 2021

I love the hats!

Annlee
Annlee

August 12, 2021

Shoes and Hats are my favorite

Susana
Susana

August 11, 2021

I love hats!

Virginia
Virginia

August 11, 2021

I love making doll shoes. Sandals are quick and easy.

S.C.
S.C.

August 11, 2021

I think the hats are adorable for a doll’s summer wardrobe — and straw hats can be paired with cute matching ribbons that go with any outfit.

Melody
Melody

August 11, 2021

I like all of the cute sandals you have for summer! It’s hard to choose.

Carol
Carol

August 11, 2021

I like the hats!

Leigh
Leigh

August 11, 2021

Living at the beach, we are frequent visitors. Love all of the summer stuff!!!

Thresea
Thresea

August 11, 2021

Hats just about cover my favorites.

Maria L
Maria L

August 11, 2021

Summer equals BEACH time, so a nice hat and bag to take the towel is a must!

KATHLEEN
KATHLEEN

August 11, 2021

Hair accessories for the luxurious long hair on these dolls. Perfectly scaled flowers, butterflies, ladybugs, and lace trim make dressing up hairdos so fun!

Kae
Kae

August 11, 2021

Love the hats!

Debbie
Debbie

August 11, 2021

I love the shoes! what dolly wouldn’t love the the the dollistocks . and the flip-flops are the cutest

Saraquill
Saraquill

August 11, 2021

Hats. They’re a pretty way to keep off the sun.

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

August 11, 2021

love bags and sunglasses and of course cool clothes

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