I’m shooting for somewhere halfway between a custom doll order and a PDF pattern download and came up with Make-Along doll & pattern bundles to offer in the shop this holiday. The doll is already made, by me, and the complete pattern set is enclosed so you can sew up a wardrobe to outfit your doll for all occasions. Plus! bonus! extra! also included are little bundles of fabrics from my stash that I pulled out to make specific outfits.… More
I’m excited to be mixing it up in the shop in the coming weeks. I have a new Elsa pattern to release, new kits with the Elsa pattern in the works, ideas for bundles of already-made dolls + fabric for you to make doll clothes with and a sample sale of dolls that have been keeping me company this past year. Since I’ll be squeezing this all in between holiday merriment with the family I’m going to be just winging … More
Here’s another set of custom Betsy, Tacy and Tib dolls I made for someone. This time dressed in everyday school outfits.
I did a little research on what a kid might have worn to school at the turn of the 20th century. Bows!
Drop waists and giant collars.
Here is what I came up with, a sailor collar, big sleeve ruffles, some lace trim, all with drop waists and Tacy and Tib in bows and Betsy in braids.
For Tacy, … More
Oh Clara. I love these ballerina dolls so much. They are so pleasing to hold. I always think of how Clara craddles the nutcracker in the ballet. That’s exactly how I want to hold these dolls, like a baby. They have a wonderful weight with the curls and heavy soft lace of the dress, somehow heavy and light at the same time.
This set of Betsy, Tacy & Tib dolls are dressed up for a party and I just love how they turned out. I spend an unreasonable amount of time trying to find historically accurate fabric for doll dresses. There are so many challenges to find the right fit. As far as fabric stores I can drive to my only choices are Joanns and a quilt shop. But really most current offerings do not fit the bill in content or design … More
Added to the shop this week were Honey Bunny and the outfit set “Spring It On!”, the first of 6 installments in my new Make-Along Pattern Subscription. Make-along Animals and Dolls are made the same size so that the outfit patterns will fit them all, so lots of choices! There are more details over in the shop and if you have any questions, let me know. … More
Added to the shop this week were Honey Bunny and the outfit set “Spring It On!”, the first of 6 installments in my new Make-Along Pattern Subscription. Make-along Animals and Dolls are made the same size so that the outfit patterns will fit them all, so lots of choices! There are more details over in the shop and if you have any questions, let me know.