Wow, I can’t believe how many members my Facebook group, Rosie’s Doll Clothes Patterns Sew and Share has already and it’s wonderful to see so many of you sharing your creations, asking questions and helping each other out. So for this Share and Tell, I’ve asked some of my members if they mind me sharing their photos and stories. It was certainly hard deciding which ones to include and after I made the decision, it turns out most of them are based off my Summer Dress pattern! Cindy has been busy making a winter nightie, several pinafore and blouse combinations in both Christmas prints and this sweet blue gingham, creating a cute ‘Dorothy outfit’ and this absolutely gorgeous Christmas dress using my popular Summer Dress pattern but by adding extra length to the skirt piece she has made it a fuller. She also makes all the shoes as well.
Jo made a cute short and shirt combination by shortening my Winter Pyjamas pattern and Howard, her Cabbage Patch doll, looks very smart in his new outfit. She then decided to take Howard on a road trip and it looks like they had lots of fun hanging out at the beach and visiting the Meerkats at Adelaide Zoo.
‘He went to the zoo in his animal shirt but was a bit shy there, so didn’t pose for many pics.. At the beach, he and I felt a bit nervous about the five enormous Irish Wolfhounds that were lying under a nearby cafe table, plus several other large dogs, but they seemed perfectly docile, thank goodness! I think it must have been an owners’ meeting!’
That’s the perfect shirt for a visit to the zoo Jo!
Helen has been having lots of fun altering my Summer Dress pattern to make summer nighties and pyjamas. She has added some lovely lace down the front of the bodice and around the waist for the nighties and shortened the skirt of the dress to make it into a pyjama top, again with lace, and teamed it with the long pants from my winter pyjama set. I know some dolls that are going to love going to bed in their new jammies. Great job Helen!
Karen has also been experimenting with my Summer Dress pattern and created some stunning outfits. The first one seemed to be a group favorite as it received lots and lots of comments. I have to say, I love the little dress made from the Sesame Street print, it’s just so bright and cheerful! Then the third outfit is a combination of my Crop Top pattern and a skirt made from the bottom of the summer dress and it turned out super cute.
‘Hello friends! I sat and sewed a dress today and used some of the bargain material and trims I picked up this week! This dress has taken me pretty much all day..note to self, do not sew when tired! Lol Anyhow here’s my little dress, what do you think?’ ‘Hi everyone, This was today’s effort. I used Rosie’s crop top patterns and then I made the skirt with the bottom part of the summer dress! I then handmade the bow after Jane told me how to do them! This whole outfit cost me $4. Love a bargain!!
Cathy has created lots of different looks from the Summer Dress pattern. It really is amazing how you can change up a good basic dress pattern by adding or removing trimmings, adding layers and mixing colour combinations! Great job Cathy. ‘Still hooked on Rosie’s Summer dress pattern. Starting to do some Christmas dress sewing. I love all the cute Christmas materials!’
And to finish off, we have a huge collection of doll clothes that Carol has created for her Cabbage Patch family of dolls. She has used many of the bonus patterns from my How to Make Doll Clothes video course including the Sports Shorts, Crop Top, Sarong, Summer nightie and then added in the T-shirt and Capri Pants. Looks like we have a lot of happy little Cabbage Patch kids ready for summer! They look great Carol, what will you be sewing next? ‘I have managed to make other garments using up my stash of fat quarters. So shorts, summer nightie, crop top, funky pants (or trousers to us Brits), sarong, all from fat quarters!’
‘Sew’ if you are looking for inspiration, have questions to ask or just want to share your doll clothes creations, then come and join the very friendly and supportive people in my Facebook Group. Thanks to everyone who agreed to let me share their photos and stories. And don’t forget you can save 20% on everything from now up until Christmas day, simply enter Christmas20 at Checkout.