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
I love receiving feedback from my customers and especially when they come up with an alternative way to sew my pattern up. Teri purchased my online course a couple of months ago and has been busy sewing doll clothes for her gorgeous dolls ever since. While making my Frill Hat pattern up she found an alternative way to attach the frill to the cap that worked better for her and she has kindly sent me photos and an explanation of what she did so that I can share it with you all.
She followed my instructions for making the cap and the brim but then uses the following method to attach the frill…….Read More
My Christmas in July special was so successful last year that I just had to do it again this year!
Does your daughter want to learn how to sew and you just don’t have the time or patience to teach her? Or perhaps you know how to sew but now that you’re sewing for your grandchildren you want to discover some awesome tips that take the frustration out of sewing small doll clothes.
Then now’s the perfect time to try my How to Sew Doll Clothes video course. With a massive 20% off the retail price for the month of July, you can join me online, purchase the DVD set or get the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ from as little as US$29.60! This includes LIFETIME access to all course material and 8 bonus doll clothes sewing patterns with step-by-step video instructions.Read More
We, actually I mean Brad, has been working hard behind the scenes again to change my website shopping cart over to a new and much more flexible shopping cart. ‘So what?’ you may ask. Well, I’m super excited to announce that we can now offer Mix & Match Bundles where you can Mix & Match your own special combination of patterns and save $$$$$’s!