There was a discussion in my Facebook Group recently where some ladies were saying how they find sewing with knit fabric difficult because fabric either gets jammed down in the feed dogs at the beginning of sewing (see my blog – Is your sewing machine eating your fabric when you sew? for tips on this) or it stretches so much the garment goes all out of shape.Read More
Opps, I’ve just realised I didn’t release my Share and Tell blog for February so here it is, better late than never!
Oh, I do love sharing all your photos in my Share and Tell blog because it’s wonderful to learn about your experiences and see all the gorgeous outfits you create. I hope you enjoy reading the stories and maybe even inspired to try some of these patterns and alterations too.Read More
WOW!! I sure must be crazy!
For the first time ever, I’m offering my Learn How to Make Doll Clothes DVD set for the same price as my online course. Yes, for two weeks only (or while stocks last), receive $20 OFF the price of my DVD set which brings it down to a crazy $37!
Whether you’re a beginner or expert sewer, you’ll find making doll clothes so much fun when I teach you all my tips and techniques that I’ve discovered over the years that make sewing small doll clothes super easy. I cover the basics of sewing which is perfect for the beginner, as well as more advanced techniques such as attaching collars, working with elastic and attaching ruffles.Read More
Following the successful release of my 18 inch American Girl Peasant Skirt pattern, I’m thrilled to now be releasing my Peasant Skirt pattern for 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch Kids.
It’s another very flexible pattern as it gives so many options. You can make it a short or long skirt, depending on how many layers you use and then do you prefer the ruffle sewn in the seam or top stitch on top for a more textured look?
It’s such a pretty pattern and you can easily change the look by making the length of each layer shorter or longer and experimenting with different prints and colour combinations.Read More
I always get excited when I release my first pattern for the year and this year I’m super excited because I love the flexibility of this Peasant Skirt pattern for 18 inch and American Girl dolls.
It’s such a pretty pattern and can be made with either two or three layers making it a short or long skirt. Then sew the ruffle in the seam or top stitch the ruffles on top for added interest. It’s also super easy to create different looks by playing around with the lengths of the layers.
You can even use contrasting or complimentary colors or prints for each layer to really create an impression!Read More
I honestly can’t believe that I’m sitting down to write yet another Christmas blog, where has the year gone? I don’t know about you but time is going WAY too quick these days and my grandson is already 10 months old!Read More
What another amazing year we’ve had and there have been some absolutely wonderful doll clothes created by all you super talented sewers. This is my final Share and Tell blog for 2019 and we’re starting off with this lovely email from Sheena.
‘My Auntie Marilynn has made some beautiful doll clothes for my daughter’s cabbage patch doll from the patterns on your site and I’ve been meaning to pass along the pictures of her work. The clothes are absolutely incredible and fit better than the ones she came with. Here are some of the photos of our very fashionable doll, Ginger!’
Oh I totally agree, Ginger looks very fashionable in all her new clothes. Auntie Marilynn has done a beautiful job making them and also choosing just the right colour fabric to compliment that gorgeous hair too! Patterns used include T-Shirt, Long Pants from the Winter Pyjamas, Overalls, Drop Waist Dress, Fur Trimmed Jacket and the Free Beanie pattern.Read More
Do you hate sewing tiny buttons, or any buttons for that matter, on by hand? If so, then you must watch this video where I share a cool tip on how to attach buttons using your sewing machine, it’s super quick and easy. And you’ll love the trick I use to keep the buttons in place too!Read More
Since American Girl introduced their first boy doll, Logan, I have had countless enquires from people looking for boy doll clothes patterns and I have directed them to a number of my patterns that I consider to be ‘unisex’. It just dawned on me that this information really needs to be available for everyone looking for boy doll clothes patterns for either their 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch Kid or 18 inch and American Girl size dolls. ‘Sew’, in this blog I have outlined all of my patterns that can be used to make boy doll clothes and hope that some of them give you inspiration to get creative.Read More
I’m so excited to share your photos this month as there are some really cool adaptions of my patterns as well as lots of gorgeous outfits.
I’m going to start with Sharon who is a member of my Facebook Sew and Share group. She has made some amazing outfits and the first two are based on my Wedding Dress pattern. Firstly, she added the sleeves from my Angel costume to create this stunning dress. When I first saw it, I envisaged it done in a satin or velvet fabric with gold trim to create a medieval style dress. Hmmm, maybe I need to give that a try.
For the next dress, Sharon told us that she used the 50’s Vintage Dress bodice reshaped at the bottom to fit the wedding dress skirt, I sewed some ribbon on the sleeves before I made them up and a piece of gold rick rack down the front.’ Perfect!Read More