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 of my patterns could be used as Journey girl clothes patterns. 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 glamorous 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.
If you missed part 3 of the blog where we looked at resizing my doll clothes patterns with a focus on summer outfits, be sure to check it out.Read More
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
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.Read More
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.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
Well it’s winter here in Australia now and I’m really missing the beautiful summer days. So I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate summer in the northern hemisphere with some Summer Lovin’ and take 20% off all my Beach Doll Clothes Patterns for 18 Inch American Girl and Cabbage Patch Dolls!Read More
Blimmy, it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a Share and Tell blog but I really wanted to get my blogs on resizing patterns out so you can all start experimenting, especially as these smaller dolls are so popular at the moment.
So let’s get started, or should I say ‘sharing’.
‘Good Day Rosie, I have done the online course. I want to thank you for this program it’s been a life saver for me. I’m 66 years old and have little knowledge of sewing….. I am sending you 3 pictures of outfits I have done so far. I am getting better, but have a long way to go. Still the girls love them and don’t even mention the flaws. Thanks for your site and instruction.
I think you’ve done a wonderful job Michael and you should be sooo proud of your creations, I’m not surprised that your girls love them!Read More