I love a story with a happy ending and it was wonderful to receive an email from a mom thanking me for my ‘How to Make Doll Clothes’ online video course. You see, Mom has been sewing for years and was wrapped when her daughter asked her to teach her how to sew. It just wasn’t working though, because every time they sat down at the sewing machine, they would end up arguing and it was becoming too stressful. She was just about to give up when …..Read More
NEWSFLASH – All my videos are now streamed via Vimeo and can now play automatically on IPad, IPods and IPhones and any other device!!Read More
If your son is interested in learning to sew, that’s fantastic!
When my son was around 7 years old, he started asking me questions about my sewing so I asked if he would like to make something. He was keen to have a go, so we decided on a pair of pyjamas. (I had a short and t-shirt pattern that we could use) We went and chose some dinosaur print knit fabric and then went through all the steps….laying the pattern pieces on the fabric, pinning, cutting out the fabric and he couldn’t wait for the best part – using the sewing machine …..
Congratulations to Carol Scott, who is the lucky winner of my One Piece Swim Suit Doll Clothes Pattern. I’m sure Carol will enjoy sewing this super swim suit.
Phew! Things have been very busy in my sewing room this week. I have just finished filming the step-by-step instructions for the Fabulous Fairy Costume which will be released in …..Read More
When people come to visit, they often ask me how I manage to keep my sewing/work room so tidy and organised. This is the room where I design my doll clothes patterns, do the filming that supports my patterns, as well as sew and store all the doll clothes and materials for my other online business so it HAS to be tidy and organised!
I have put together a quick film that shows you a couple of things in my work room that I simply couldn’t live without. They are both super easy to put in place and play a huge part in keeping my room tidy and operating efficiently. The best part is, you probably have everything you need lying around at home. Remember, in my second tip you can use just about any small plastic or cardboard container you have available.Read More
If you love sewing doll clothes patterns you will absolutely adore this fantastic Summer One Piece Swim Suit doll clothes patterns. This is a quick and easy pattern that can be made up in no time at all. Choose between the 18 Inch American Girl doll clothes patterns size or the 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch Kids doll clothes patterns size. The 18 inch American Girl doll clothes patterns will also fit the Australian Girl doll, the Gotz doll and other similar 18 inch dolls.Read More
A lot of people tell me that they find it difficult to know how to make doll clothes to fit their various dolls exactly, particularly American Girl Dolls which vary in size because they are stitched and stuffed individually. This can cause problems when making doll clothes for them because the clothes will be tight on some dolls and lose on others. While making clothes to sell through my website Rosie’s Dolls Clothes , I needed to ensure they fit the varying sizes of the American Girl Dolls and so came up with a solution that has worked brilliantly over the years and I am constantly being told my doll clothes fit perfectly.
I’d love to share this secret with you so have put together the following clip for you to enjoy. If you like this tip, I know you will LOVE my How to Make Doll Clothes video course as it has many more tips and secrets to sewing doll clothes the easy way. AND it comes with 8 Free Doll Clothes Patterns to get you started!Read More
Simply by making a purchase from Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns during the month of May, you will go in the draw to win my ‘One Piece Swim Suit’ doll clothes pattern which will be released later this month. That’s right, for every doll clothes pattern you purchase, you automatically receive one entry in the draw AND if you purchase my ‘How to Make Doll Clothes’ video course, you receive not one, but FIVE entries in the draw. Purchase the course and a pattern and you receive 6 entries…..WOW!Read More