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
Whoops what happened to November? I didn’t get a chance to post all the lovely photos I have received last month so am doing December’s photo shoot early.
First up are photos from Andrea who is doing my How to Make Doll Clothes Course and sent me photos of the first four bonus patterns. She has made the Crop Top & Sports Shorts and the Halter Top & Sarong for her 14 inch Waldorf doll who looks so happy to have new clothes. I am looking forward to seeing what you make next Andrea.
Peggy has been very busy making Funky Fur outfits as Christmas gifts for her Granddaughters and friends. I had a huge laugh when Peggy wrote, ‘I can actually talk now that I have cleared all that fur fluff out of my mouth, ha,ha.’ I know what she means but it is so worth it as they all look awesome! Peggy did suggest something that made cutting the fur less ‘messy’ and that was to use a tiny pair of embroidery scissors with really pointy tips. It got under the ……….Read More
‘Give the man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach the man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’
We’ve all heard this saying and I like to apply it to learning how to sew. If you learn the basics of sewing you will always have something to wear (and so will all the dolls in your life!)
With this in mind, my How to Make Doll Clothes video course is perfect for learning to sew as it covers the basic stitches, tools and techniques through to more advanced frills, collars and working with elastic. The best part of learning to sew with doll clothes is that you can practice an outfit many times and only use a small amount of fabric. You can also use clothes you no longer wear and turn them into fabulous doll clothes.
Doing the course yourself will empower you with the confidence to make and give beautiful doll clothes as Christmas gifts that will be treasured by your loved ones forever. Or give the course as a gift to someone who wants to learn how to sew, they will be forever thankful.Read More
I received an email from Judy the other day and she was wondering where I purchase my narrow Velcro strips I often mention in my doll clothes pattern videos. She had been unable to find any in her local stores.
When I first stated sewing doll clothes I searched everywhere too for the narrow Velcro strips I had seen on commercially available doll clothes. My search was fruitless as the narrowest I could find was ……………..Read More
A few months ago Liz from American Girl Fan had a competition with my How to Make Doll Clothes video course being the prize. Dakota was the lucky winner and was so excited about learning how to sew doll clothes that she took some photos of her first sewing project after doing my course.
Dakota and her mom worked together to make the sports shorts! Her mom did the sewing and Dakota did the ironing.Read More
We all love to get something for free, right?
And we love it even more when we get to choose what we get for Free?
Well, from now until Christmas Eve, I will be giving away an additional FREE doll clothes Pattern of YOUR choice with every ‘How to Make Doll Clothes’ course. So for a short time only you’ll be getting a total of 9 Free doll clothes patterns when you purchase my course. This means you will have all the doll clothes patterns you need to make a complete wardrobe.
To take advantage of this awesome deal, all you have to do is …………Read More
I absolutely love to receive the photos of your doll clothes made from my patterns so it’s time for my October customer photo update.
These first few photos were missed off my last blog so I couldn’t forget to include them this time. (Sorry ladies)
Mary Ann hadn’t touched a sewing machine in more than 30 years, but with my video course and a new sewing machine she is turning out some very nice doll clothes! The colors in the halter top and sarong below are simply gorgeous. I am so glad you are enjoying sewing again Mary Ann.
Claudia has also been enjoying my How to Make Doll Clothes course and has sent in photos of her first project. The crop top and shorts are so cute and I love the way she has ensured the word ‘love’ is in the centre front of the crop top. She is hoping to make the witch costume next and so I look forward to receiving more photos soon.Read More