I’m thrilled to be releasing my new 3 Way Skirt Doll Clothes Pattern suitable for 18 inch dolls such as the American Girl ® doll. This awesome pattern is ‘3 patterns in 1’. Included are pattern pieces, written instructions and detailed video tutorials to make three different skirts. And with a little tweaking of your own, it’s possible to create many more styles!Read More
Remember a couple of weeks ago, Peggy showed us how to make a pair of underpants from the top part of a ladies sock? Well today Peggy is going to show us how to make a ………………Read More
Today I’ve got another tip from Peggy on how to make a pair of doll clothes underpants from a ladies sock so again this is perfect for using those odd socks that we all end up with.
Gosh, I just don’t know where the time is going. I’m a little late with sharing your photos from February but I guess it’s better late than never.
Lynne is an Aussie who has been making a new wardrobe for her ……….Read More
There must be a lot of hungry sewing machines out there as I have received the same question twice in the last couple of months so figured it would be a good idea to share my tips on how to keep your munching machines under control.
When sewing doll clothes you are often sewing tiny seams with small bits of fabric and if you are not careful, your machine will gobble up your fabric as you begin to sew. To avoid this happening there are a number of things you need to do. Firstly, it is really important to ensure that you ……………Read More
I was recently asked why I place my pins in the same direction as the stitching and not across the stitching line. It was suggested that placing the pins perpendicular to your row of stitching means you can sew straight over the pins and pull them out when you are finished sewing the seam making the process a little quicker. Yes, I agree this definitely makes sewing a little quicker and I do use this technique sometimes e.g. at the beginning of sewing thicker fabric together to stop the edges from moving. However, there are a number of reasons why I prefer to pin along the stitching line.
Firstly, I find that it helps to hold the fabric in place a little better especially when sewing smaller items like doll clothes. Secondly, when you have a tiny ¼” hem it is definitely easier to place the pin in the direction of sewing rather than across the tiny hem (see photo at right).Read More
There was such a wonderful response from my blog post where Peggy shared her tips on making a pair of tights for your doll from a ladies sock, so I’m sure you will enjoy the following tutorial, again from Peggy, on how to make a pair of socks for your 18 inch American Girl or other sized doll from a ladies sock.Read More
Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all enjoyed this special holiday time with your families just as much as I did. It’s great to be back and I am really looking forward to introducing new patterns and tips this year and of course, hearing more of your sewing adventures.
I thought I would start the year off by sharing more of your wonderful photos. Firstly, we have more beautiful doll clothes from Crystal….she really should consider selling her doll clothes as they are awesome! The first three suggest that her daughter is a huge soccer fan (love the colors – green and gold are the Aussie sporting colors!) Crystal has used the same fabric for …………..Read More
Is it just me or does Christmas come around quicker these days? I remember as a kid, Christmas always seemed to be a long way away and the count-down to Santa’s arrival took FOREVER! But these days with growing kids and a business to run, if honestly felt like we had only just taken the Christmas tree down a month or so ago and the kids were asking ………….Read More
This month I am sharing a tutorial that one of my wonderful customers has sent me. Peggy loves to create clothes for dolls using socks and was kind enough to send me some step-by-step pictures and instructions. The first tutorial I will be sharing is on how to make a pair of doll tights from a ladies sock. Peggy tells me, ‘The nice thing about it is that it is easy to find so many great pairs of socks in really great colours and designs.’
I am sure you will enjoy this tutorial as much as I did.Read More