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Sewing For Dolls

toileandtrouble

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #180 on: April 11, 2022, 22:27:40 PM »
@Ann that is the pattern I used for my boy doll pyjamas, but mine have a definitely old fashioned look to them. I do like them though. At the moment I am using up the fabrics I bought for masks for doll skirts and dresses.  Must get pictures.  Isn't it satisfying to turn odd shaped remnants into something good?
Yarn down:  650g
Fabric down:  7. 25m

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #181 on: April 12, 2022, 11:38:13 AM »
@toileandtrouble, it is really satisfying to use up odd shapes of fabric into something good. I have used up left over fabric from DH's shirt fabrics which makes cute dresses and tops for the dolls.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

toileandtrouble

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #182 on: April 15, 2022, 10:26:36 AM »
One result- avert your eyes, Scottish ladies.  Not elegantly finished @Ann, just for fun. From some left over mask fabric, only shavings left now.  No pattern, just saw what pieces I had and juggled them. The inner waistband is pieced  from 5 tiny bits. The pleats are really small but have to go with what you have. I have a better pin, a bit larger and silver coloured. Must replace it. Fastened with a narrow strip of velcro.
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 I have some other things waiting to be photographed.
Yarn down:  650g
Fabric down:  7. 25m

Ohsewsimple

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #183 on: April 15, 2022, 11:27:11 AM »
Good use of scraps @toileandtrouble

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #184 on: April 15, 2022, 11:35:08 AM »
@toileandtrouble, that is one cute skirt. You did an amazing job on it. And you used up left over fabric which is wonderful.

I haven't started anything new but finished 2 potholders yesterday. I hope to start cutting out a few projects that I can sew on when I have time.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #185 on: May 01, 2022, 21:54:27 PM »
 I decided to make the Antheia top by again and I paired it with the Edwardian walking skirt that I tested a couple of years ago. It turned out exactly how I had visioned. The bonus -- finding 4 flower buttons in the exact color in the stash.
Jeannie is ready for a promenade in the park and tea with her friends afterwards.



Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #186 on: May 23, 2022, 12:29:38 PM »
I made the 1914 Frock by Keepers Dolly Duds. It is made from the remaining fabric from the Edwardian walking outfit I made last month. This frock talked to me each step of the way and it certainly took some twists and turns along the way. Monochromatic was in and it presented some challenges. Lace was out, top stitching in for better definition of the pieces. Flowers were added to give some interest as it was pretty boring. I dug through both the machine embroidery thread and notions stash several times. The dress even called that I add flowers to a barrette to finish the look. In the end, I am happy with the results. So is Kit who is modeling the dress for me.



Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

toileandtrouble

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #187 on: May 23, 2022, 13:22:21 PM »
Very smart.  I like her designs and you have done a grand job.  I'm going to make some 'play' dresses next, just for my little friend.  I don't want anything too involved at the moment.
Yarn down:  650g
Fabric down:  7. 25m

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #188 on: May 23, 2022, 20:11:38 PM »
@toileandtrouble, I'm doing some Christmas gifts and gift pouches right now. Then onto a couple of bowl cozies for DD and DSIL's lunch bags. Next month I want to make a Regency era dress for the dolls. I'm looking forward to doing some sewing in this era as I loved the dresses worn in Bridgerton. The colors of those dresses aren't historically accurate and neither will be mine. I'm using up the stash at this time.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

toileandtrouble

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #189 on: June 10, 2022, 12:26:27 PM »
Hi @Ann hope you are having a relatively quiet time.  I have used some more bits from stash but yesterday picked up something new.  Two sample curtains at 50p each.  Absolutely no use except as fabric.  I am going to make some glamorous party dresses for my little friends dolls.  The colour is probably not going to show up  but they are shocking pink and deep burgundy.
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Yarn down:  650g
Fabric down:  7. 25m

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #190 on: June 10, 2022, 17:14:51 PM »
 @toileandtrouble, those drapes are perfect for doll clothes. Love the colors.

It has been pretty good here lately. DH has had a few restless nights for some unknown reason. Most days he has pain which we can't figure out. Could be from unknown stress or anxiety. When we walk around or do things, he is fine. I've done a bit of sewing and the one item I wanted to make was a flop. Not doll clothes. Today I won't sew as I'm tired but I do have a doll's sweater on the needles. Am testing it for a friend. Simple pattern that doesn't take a lot of attention to follow and can be tossed down quickly if I need to tail after DH if he's having a delusion.

Have fun sewing dresses. The sweater I'm knitting is for my little friend's dolls. I want to make her some more clothes plus do some Regency era dresses for my dolls.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5

Ann

Re: Sewing For Dolls
« Reply #191 on: June 17, 2022, 13:08:00 PM »
I've had a few wonderful days of sewing. I got 2 items made for the little girl I sew for. I made a t-shirt which I glammed up with crystals.


I also made a jumper which goes with the t-shirt. The pattern is well drafted and easy to make.


Not sure when I will start the Regency dress.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 3.5