Happy New Year!
I must start this blog by apologising to everyone that tried to leave a message on my website blogs over the last six weeks and didn’t receive a reply from me. I had a new Spam filter installed and it was a little over zealous and deleted ALL comments. Luckily I caught most of the comments on my Christmas blog just in time and hubby has replaced this spam filter with a new one that seems to be doing its job properly. So if you left a comment and haven’t received a reply, please leave your message again and I promise to reply ASAP. Computers – can’t live with ‘em and can’t live without ‘em!!!
Anyway, now that is done, let’s get onto the fun stuff – the sharing of your wonderful doll clothes sewing projects.
“Hi, This is just one of your patterns I have made. This grandma thanks you for getting me back to sewing and I also have a new sewing machine (janome 3160 qdc). Love it!!!!! Had to add the 4th of July outfit. Again your patterns. Thanks Betty Ann”
The crop top and capri pants are so sweet and I notice that you have added the trim to the bottom of the crop top too which really ties the outfit together. The 4th of July seems so long ago but I bet that outfit was a real hit!
I finally got around to making the wedding dress pattern. I also made a matching one for the bridesmaid.
Willow is the bride and Sophia is the bridesmaid. I had trouble finding suitable embellishments but what I did find worked ok. I am enclosing some photos so you can see how I spent my time this past week.
Oh Peggy, these are simply gorgeous! I love the sheer overlay and the bows down the back. The pink Bridesmaid could also be a beautiful princess at a ball.
Thanks so much for sending the photos in.
Barbara has taken my one piece swimsuit pattern and turned it into a ballet leotard with an attached circle skirt.
It’s great to see how Barbara has taken one basic pattern and made some simple changes to make a completely new outfit.
Barbara tells me, ‘It is an identical match to the dress I made my niece.’
I bet your niece is super thrilled to have her doll matching her when she goes to ballet practice now. Well done Barbara.
Mary’s doll is all ready for her wedding. She has done the lace overlay on both the bodice and the skirt then added a wide ribbon and some ‘bling’ around the waist. I love to see these personal touches.
She’s beautiful Mary, thanks so much for sending in the photo
Hollins has been having lots of fun sewing doll clothes for her granddaughter and I absolutely love that after doing my online course and watching my latest video series on altering the summer dress pattern to create over a dozen different outfits for your doll, she now has the confidence to alter other patterns too – just check out the cute Indian dress she made by altering my t-shirt pattern.
“You have inspired me Rosie. I made this from your tee shirt pattern. Don’t look too close, I am still mastering my sewing skills but had lots of fun with this since my little granddaughter has an Indian Princess dress and I hope she will like this for her dolly. The fun thing about doll clothes is that you can just dig around in your stash and find what you need.”
And finally to finish off this month, I’ve included a photo that Ann Mary sent in as it really made me smile.
“Hi rosie, I have two young granddaughters so I made 3 aprons. .. One for my doll Rosie too…….. Thanks again for getting me sewing again.”
You’ve done a great job Ann Mary, I can just see Rosie cooking up a storm in the kitchen now!
Thanks again to everyone for sending in these photos and I apologise for taking so long to share them but time just seems to get away from me these days.