Wow, I can’t believe how many members my Facebook group, Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns Sew and Share has already and it’s wonderful to see so many of you sharing your creations, asking questions and helping each other out. So for this Share and Tell, I’ve asked some of my members if they mind me sharing their photos and stories. It was certainly hard deciding which ones to include and after I made the decision, it turns out most of them are based off my Summer Dress pattern! Cindy has been busy making a winter nightie, several pinafore and blouse combinations in both Christmas prints and this sweet blue gingham, creating a cute ‘Dorothy outfit’ and this absolutely gorgeous Christmas dress using my popular Summer Dress pattern but by adding extra length to the skirt piece she has made it a fuller. She also makes all the shoes as well.Read More
Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Christmas is just around the corner but there’s still time to sew lots of gorgeous doll outfits to fill those Christmas stockings!
This means that you can now go shopping for all those patterns you’ve had on your wishlist….the Wedding Dress, Funky Fur, 50’s Vintage Dress, Winter Pyjamas, Underpants, Ballerina……and the list goes on!
OR if you’ve been thinking about buying my How to Make Doll Clothes Video course for yourself or someone special in your life, then do it now! You’ll learn lots of great tips that make sewing smaller doll clothes so much easier and get 8 free doll clothes patterns to get you started.Read More
Look who I brought home to live at my place. This is my new Journey Girl doll and her name is Kyla. I had an enquiry the other day about whether my 18 inch doll clothes would fit her and although I knew she was slimmer than the American Girl doll and that some of the clothes may be a little loose on her, I wanted to know which clothes would fit nicely. So I did some Googling, found her on special at Toys R Us in Australia for AUD $39.95, jumped in the car and now she has moved in with all the other girls in my sewing room. Before I started trying on my doll clothes for sale, I thought I would check out which of my 18 inch doll clothes patterns would fit her nicely and I was very pleased to find that there was quite a list.Read More
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