Peggy has been working on my fur trimmed jacket pattern but without the fur. She has used a piece of plain fleece fabric she had that was scalloped along the edge so used the scallop as a feature on the hem. She then used a plaid fleece scarf for the collar and cuffs and then made a cap from the fringed end of the scarf. Peggy suggested, “It looks like she might need a pair of pants or tights to go with this coat. I’ll work on something real soon.”
This is very clever Peggy, I love the way you experiment and add your own special touches to my doll clothes patterns.
“I wanted to show you some of the other outfits I’ve made from your DVDs & Patterns for my Sasha dolls, shrunk down to between 80-85% depending upon each pattern. After working through the DVD lessons for a few weeks, I started with the crop top & shorts, then moved on to the halter and sarong skirt. Next you can see my first go at the sundress. (My daughter really loves this one with the owls.) Also in the picture shows how I adapted it for the Sasha toddler doll, with some little trousers underneath made from the shorts pattern.”
I must say Lauri, you have done a fantastic job. I can’t wait to see what you make next.
Chris has used my Fur Trimmed Jacket pattern to make her Australian Girl doll, Belle, this stunning jacket. She looks like a movie star in it and to think that the pink fur is from a cushion cover!
Lynne has used my tights pattern to make little lace leggings. She was unable to find stretch lace down here in Australia so bought a pair of large lace undies and unpicked the seams and elastic. She utilised the scallop edging as the hem and the top to saving turning in, as they were firm enough without the elastic which saved her a little work!! She used french seams because you can see through the lace and it looks neater that serging. The little bow on the front is to help the little one distinguish the front from the back. Lynne found it a lot of work in the unpicking etc, but is happy with them and loves the fact that there is ‘So much scope with basic patterns’
Thanks Lynne for sending in the photo, the lace leggings look really pretty. Sounds like it was quite a challenge working out how to cut them out. When I use garments that are already made, I cut carefully along close to the seam and this saves me a lot of unpicking (unless of course you need the extra fabric that is in the seam allowance).
Denise has made this beautiful wedding or Confirmation dress from the summer dress pattern and both her grandkids wanted one! No wonder they both wanted one, teddy looks absolutely gorgeous!
Another Laurie has been busy sewing for her Bitty Baby doll. She wrote, “I have been watching your videos for a few weeks now. I finally made one of your outfits today.
Here is a picture of the Crop Top and Shorts. I used an old pair of jeans for the shorts and some 4th of July fabric for the top. They fit the Bitty Baby, but next time I’ll make the top just a little wider. I cut the front neck a little lower so I could add the trim.
Very fun! Even though I have sewn for a long time, your lessons have taught me some great things and reminded me of the importance of measuring and measuring again!
Thank you for what you do.”
My pleasure Laurie, you’ve done a terrific job and it’s great to see that Bitty Baby was able to join in the 4th of July celebrations too.
Virginia used my winter pyjamas pattern to make her Australian Girl Doll these adorable PJ’s. She used a contrasting fabric for the collar and the facing on the top as well as for the cuffs on the legs. This has turned a plain pair of PJ’s into a real fashion statement, they look absolutely gorgeous
Thanks to everyone for sending in these great photos. It’s awesome to see so many of you experimenting with my doll clothes patterns and putting your own personal touches to them. Till next time.