Instead of my usual Share and Tell blog, I thought I would do a special blog letting you all know about a new Facebook Group that I started at the request of one of my customers who was looking for a place to share photos of her creations and get inspiration. This group is called Rosie’s Doll Clothes Sew and Share. The intention of this group is to provide a place where we can share our creations, encourage each other, ask questions and help each other with tips and tricks that we’ve discovered, and most importantly, be inspired.Read More
Well, I know March Madness is all about Basketball in the US but here is Australia it’s usually a fairly ‘nothing’ month with the kids finally back at school at the end of January, Valentines Day is over and Easter is not quite here. So we’ve decided to liven things up and create some havoc with a little of our own “March Madness”.
Yep, for the whole month of March, for absolutely no reason what-so-ever, we’re offering a whopping 20% off everything in store. That’s 20% off my How to Sew Doll Clothes Video Course – either online, DVD set or Best Of Both Worlds, or all my 18 inch and American Girl Doll Clothes Patterns and all my 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch Doll Clothes Patterns….absolutely EVERYTHING in store!Read More
This month’s Share and Tell has some really wonderful stories of personal achievements and creating beautiful memories. I feel truly blessed to be a small part of making them happen and being able to share them with you all.Read More
Rosie recaps a very busy year, wishes you all a wonderful holiday season and shares a photo from her son’s wedding earlier this year.Read More
Oh boy a lot of sewing machines have been working overtime lately getting all those doll clothes made in time for Christmas gift giving. I know how busy things get at this time of the year so I’m thrilled that you have taken some extra time to take photos and send them in.
Marilynn has been seeing double lately making two of everything for her friend’s great-granddaughters and she’s even used some of the great-grandmothers clothes to make them so they will have extra special meaning to her precious great-granddaughters. And I love the tip about the button!
‘I’ve been busy sewing doll clothes for the great-granddaughters of a friend of mine so it’s been two of everything I make using your patterns. Here are some of the photos:
This is the funky fur coat with the beanie made from the great-grandmother’s sweatshirt. The jeans were made from an old pair of jeans using the tights pattern. This doll is slimmer than a regular AG doll so it worked out well.
This t-shirt was made from the great-grandmothers t-shirt and the tights are made from a pair of shiny purple tights that I picked up at a used clothing store. I had to take the seams in about 1/2 ” to make them skinny tights. When I make the pants, I always sew a tiny button on the front of the pants so it’s easy for the girls to know which is the front.The dolls each have a summer and a winter nightgown.
Once again, I am so grateful for your website and the fact that I can look at videos to get the clothes made. Watching the videos just makes it so much easier. I also like the variety of patterns that you have so I know there will be two happy little girls at Christmas time. Marilynn’Read More
Can you believe that it’s only 7 weeks until Christmas! And because I know a lot of you are planning to make doll clothes to give as gifts this year, I thought it would be awesome to reduce the price of ALL my doll clothes patterns by 20%.
This means that you can select a few extra patterns to make and add them to the Christmas stocking of that special someone in your life. Gosh, there are going to be lots of happy children on Christmas morning and just as many beautifully dressed dolls!Read More
This blog is not only about sharing photos of your doll clothes creations and the successes you have but also about sharing the times when you experience difficulties and how you overcame them. So I’m going to start this time with some photos that Betty Ann sent in and explain the issue that she was having.
Betty Ann was having a hard time with sewing in the elastic on the one piece swim suit the way that I show in my video and so she decided to use fold over elastic instead and managed this a lot easier. She sewed one side of the elastic in place and then turned the fabric and elastic over and sewed the other side.
You too may find this an easier option, just remember that if you are going to substitute fold over elastic in this or any pattern, you must reduce the pattern by ¼ inch (6mm) at the part where you attach the elastic because you are no longer folding the fabric over.
I then suggested that she try stretching the elastic a little as she’s attaching it around the neckline (I understand this is not so easy) but it will help the elastic to lay flat on the doll’s chest. If using good quality Lycra/spandex, you may also ……….Read More
I received an email from Beth whose granddaughter has a favourite doll – a My Child Doll. Because this doll has very wide hips she was stumped on how to make clothes for her. This was rather frustrating for Beth as she really wanted to make some doll clothes for her granddaughter so she could play with and dress her favourite doll.
I knew exactly what Beth was talking about as I have a My Child doll too and she does have a rather awkward shape. So off to my sewing room I went on a mission to help Beth. Below is my reply to her and as I thought it may also be of interest to others I decided to share it in my blog.
I have tried each of the 18 inch bonus patterns from my How to Sew Doll Clothes video course on my My Child doll and attached the photos for you to see how they fit. I have also included some additional patterns of mine that would be easy to adjust.Read More
How scary is this? Our biggest discount ever is back and this time you will have more than 48 hours to get an awesome bargain!
We’ve had so many people ask for us to extend our Halloween special because they just didn’t hear about it in time to take advantage of a whopping 50% off ALL our Halloween doll clothes patterns. ‘Sew’ this time we will have it available until midnight October 31, 2016 to give you lots of time to decide which Halloween pattern you want to make. Mind you, at this price you can get them all!
To get 50% off your Halloween doll clothes pattern, simply use coupon code Take50. Remember, this special must end midnight October 31, 2016 so be quick!Read More
Oh, I can’t believe it has been four months since my last Share and Tell blog. I’ve had lots of gorgeous photos sent in and it’s my absolute pleasure to share them with you now.
If you read my last blog you would have seen the alternative way the Teri has been making my frill hat. Well this is some more of Teri’s work and as you can see she is sewing for her childhood doll which is a little bigger than the 18 inch American Girl doll so she has been altering the patterns accordingly.Read More