My latest outfit is an outfit to wear to ballet class. I don't know about other places, but from what I've heard from moms is that the little girls bring their American girl dolls to their dance classes. And this is the perfect outfit to dress your doll in. This was made from a pattern from Doll Tag doll patterns. It has a one piece leotard and a cute little tulle tutu. I made my leotard from black spandex material mainly because I could not find any light pink spandex. I also made a pair of white tights. I don't have any pictures of the tights yet but I will post them tomorrow. I made the tights using a pattern from Hannah's Closet. And of course the whole outfit will soon be available on my Etsy website store.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
|I rolled her hair with rags.|
|Oh well, her hair looks great!|
|It looks good but there are lots of mess ups!|
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Well last weekend I had a 3 day weekend and I was able to get a little sewing done. I made another pink party dress and this time I made a tote bag to go with it. I also made one with ruffles on it to go with the brown summer dress. I've got some others cut out and I'll do those this weekend. I think that they turned out really cute. I also made a clothes rack out of PVC pipes to hang my doll clothes that I make. This will come in real handy when I have my craftshow this December. I'm hoping to do a craftshow in Sanger, TX this year. So in order to get ready for it, I'm going to be pretty busy this summer!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Last night I found a shirt that my daughter had outgrown. We were going to put it in our yardsale that we are going to have in May, but when I looked at it again I thought that I could possibly use it for something. I found a free pattern that I got from Liberty Jane patterns. It is the tank top pattern. So I cut it up and cut the pattern pieces out. The front of the top has a pretty design on it and I didn't know exactly how it would work out. But I got it done and it turned out so cute. Now of course I can't really sell this since the top was Emily's but I just wanted to show you how you can take something and recycle it to make a great outfit for your dolls.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
I didn't get much sewing done over the weekend because as you've seen in the other posts, I worked on my new sewing room. And on Sunday I got to use it! I made this cute little outfit from the Sweet Tea Summer dress pattern. I used a red bandana print for the bodice and ruffle on the bottom and a blue floral print for the dress. I've ordered her some cowboy boots to go with it. I think that she'll look like a real rodeo queen!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Well, I haven't done much sewing today. Hopefully I'll get some done tomorrow in my new shop! I have moved my sewing area from my bedroom to the enclosed porch area that we use as a playroom for my daughter. She doesn't play there too much anymore so I thought that it would be a great place for me to do my sewing. But before I could get set up, I needed to move a few things out of there. My daughter had a tent that she doesn't play with anymore and a kitchen set that will be for sale in our garage sale in the spring. My husband bought a table for me. And I bought a shelving unit at Walmart. I would like to put some kind of decorations on the wall or something. But for now I finally have a place to sew!
|The room before things were moved out|
|Now I have a shelf and machines are added.|
|Shelf unit with sewing supplies|
Thursday, April 4, 2013
I have moved my sewing machine from my bedroom to our enclosed porch area. It was used as an office by Tim's dad and then when we moved into his house, we made a playroom out of it. Our daughter still has her toys in there but she's getting older so she doesn't really play in there as much as she used to. When I got my serger in, I wanted a place that I could make into a sewing room. The only place that we could think of was the room that we use as Emily's playroom. It's not much to look at right now but we are going to get some shelves to put my supplies and we've gotten a table to put my machine and serger on. I am going to have to share the room with Emily because she's not giving up her toys so easily yet. But some of her things will have to be rearranged to make room for my sewing stuff.
Monday, April 1, 2013
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter. I know that I did. And the long weekend gave me an opportunity to get a couple of great outfits done. I probably would have done more but you know there comes a time when you've just got to spend some quality time with your family.
But I want to tell you what I made over the weekend. I made a pair of cute little pair of blue jeans from a Liberty Jane pattern. The little details in this pattern is what makes them so cute. And there is so much room for creativity in it. I did the pockets plain with just basic topstitching but I'm thinking about adding some trim to it the next time. I think that adding some lace to the pockets would be really cute.
And then the other outfit that I did was another pattern from Kotton Candy doll fashions. I made the Sweet Tea Summer dress. I picked out two coordinating materials. For the bodice, shoulder straps and the ruffle, I picked out a piece of cotton material with blue circles and stars on a brown background. And for the dress part, I picked out a floral print with pink, blue, and brown flowers on a off white background. I also accented the bodice with two pink heart buttons.
And of course all of these items are available for sale on my Etsy shop. Except the doll of course!
|Madyson wearing blue jeans|
|Notice the topstitching on the front pocket and the faux fly|