Welcome to Part 4 of my blog series where I’m showing just how easy it is to resize my 18 inch and American Girl doll clothes patterns to fit the smaller 13 inch Disney Toddler and 14 ½ inch Wellie Wishers dolls. As this is my final blog of this series, I’m finishing with one of my most popular patterns, the gorgeous Wedding Dress Pattern. I made the Disney Toddler doll dress in blue with long sleeves to show that this pattern can also be used to create a glamourous ballgown. The Wellie Wishers doll is wearing the wedding dress option without sleeves. All patterns were printed by reducing my 18 inch and American Girl doll clothes patterns and the following table shows you what percentage to reduce them by as well as additional adjustments that were made.Read More
Continuing the celebration of National Sewing Month (for everyone in the United States), I’m super excited to be sharing all these wonderful photos with you in my September Share and Tell.
We’re starting off with an adorable Dorothy outfit that Chris made from my Pinafore Dress and Blouse patterns and it is being modelled on her very own hand made doll. Just look at the gorgeous big blue eyes on Dorothy and Chris has even made a little basket for Toto….super cute! The doll is a limited edition Thelma Resch doll that Chris bought about 10 years ago as a face, hands and legs in vinyl. Chris now makes rag dolls and has an Australian Etsy shop Krizco, if you want to see some more of her work.Read More
Welcome to Part 3 of my blog series where I’m showing you just how easy it is to resize my 18 Inch and American Girl patterns to fit the smaller 13 Inch Disney Toddler and 14 ½ Inch Wellie Wishers dolls. This time I will be concentrating on more summer type outfits. All patterns were printed by reducing my 18 Inch and American Girl doll clothes patterns and the following table shows you what percentage to reduce them by as well as any additional adjustments that were made.Read More
Did you know the observance of National Sewing Month in American began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”?
Well, I say it needs to be celebrated here in Australia too! ‘Sew’ I’m offering 20% Off the retail price of everything in store for the whole month of ‘Sewtember’!
That means it’s time to decide what Halloween costume you’ll make for your doll. Along with my Pumpkin, Witch, Angel and Fairy costumes, you can also use the Ballerina costume, Wedding Dress or the Pinafore Dress and Blouse together to create a Dorothy costume. These are all available in both the 18 inch American Girl size and the 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch size.
Wow, lots of amazing doll clothes creations to share with you today. I’m starting off today by sharing some of the outfits that Ann has created using the tips from my recent blogs on resizing my 18 inch and American Girl doll clothes to fit the smaller 13-14 inch Disney Toddler and Wellie Wishers dolls. Ann was my original inspiration for doing this and you can see why when looking at the jacket she has created by reducing my Winter Pyjama top pattern.
‘My second nightie with your reduced pattern. I love this cute pattern even more on the tiny girls. Rosie this cute pattern is adorable made into shorty pajamas too. Here are mine. I’ve adapted it to both the Wellie girls and the Heart for Heart girls.
Here is just another way I’ve used your wonderful pajama top pattern. I’ve reduced it for the Wellie girls, but the same results can be accomplished with the original one for the 18″ girls. It just needs to be increased a bit. This jacket was made by reducing the original top to 70%. I used a soft fleece.’’Read More
If you’ve been thinking about doing my How to Make Doll Clothes Video course or gifting it to your daughter or granddaughter so she can learn how to sew and create her very own doll clothes, then now’s the perfect time. I’m offering a 25% discount off my course for a short time only using coupon code Course25 during checkout.
Offer valid 10-17 August, 2017 inclusive so hurry and sign up for the course today.Read More
I’ve received such an awesome response to my first blog where I showed how easy it was to resize the bonus doll clothes patterns that come with my How to Sew Doll Clothes course to fit the 13 Inch Disney Toddler and 14 ½ Inch Wellie Wishers dolls that I’ve been encouraged to continue with Part 2. In this blog I will show how to alter some more of my 18 Inch and American Girl doll clothes patterns.Read More
Well it’s winter here in Australia now and I’m really missing the beautiful summer days. So I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate summer in the northern hemisphere with some Summer Lovin’ and take 20% off all my Beach Doll Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch American Girl and Cabbage Patch Dolls!
To celebrate Summer with me and get 20% off all Beach Doll Clothes Patterns simply enter Coupon Code: Beach20 during checkout. Offer expires 31 July, 2017.Read More
Blimmy, it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a Share and Tell blog but I really wanted to get my blogs on resizing patterns out so you can all start experimenting, especially as these smaller dolls are so popular at the moment.
So let’s get started, or should I say ‘sharing’.
‘Good Day Rosie, I have done the online course. I want to thank you for this program it’s been a life saver for me. I’m 66 years old and have little knowledge of sewing….. I am sending you 3 pictures of outfits I have done so far. I am getting better, but have a long way to go. Still the girls love them and don’t even mention the flaws. Thanks for your site and instruction.
I think you’ve done a wonderful job Michael and you should be sooo proud of your creations, I’m not surprised that your girls love them!Read More
Have you been wanting to make a pretty dress for your 18 Inch or American Girl doll or 18 ½ Inch Cabbage Patch doll? Then now’s the perfect time to get that pattern with 20% off the retail price on all Dress Patterns for dolls. My Summer Dress pattern is one of my most popular dresses and perhaps that is because it’s super easy to make and when you purchase this pattern I also show you how to make minor adjustments to the pattern that allow you to make over a dozen more different outfits.Read More