As much as I like showing with dolls, I don't actually like paying for dolls. I am a model horse collector, not a model person collector. It pains me to spend precious hobby funds on toy people.
Because of this, my dolls are often required to multi-task. I bought this doll to ride in gymkhana classes...
but now I want her to show in 4H Western Pleasure and Trail, too. It's obvious the girl needs some chaps, but I don't want to pay for them so...one thing led to another...
and now I'm making doll clothes.
I used magnets so that the chaps would be easy on/easy off.
They're a little bit fiddle-y, and the chaps aren't as tailored as those that are permanently sewn in place.
Still, they're not bad for a first attempt and more than good enough for my purposes.
Yay! That was kind of fun. Maybe my bendy guy needs some chaps, too!