Monday, 14 October 2013

Just when everything LOOKS finished...

I seem to be under a curse lately. I finish of an outfit and discover I'm still not done.   Today I mad arm-warmers and leg-warmers for the outfit which has become known in my head as the Ewok outfit.   Unfortunately, the print on the stretch fabric has the effect of making the fabric less stretchy than my other stretch fabrics.  This means they're very tight on the doll, no matter how good it looks. So in all good conscience, as this is an outfit I'd like to put in my Etsy shop - I'm going to have to re-make them a bit looser.

Pah, I say.

Still. Ignoring that, I'd thought I'd give a Raccoon's top tip about leg-warmers and arm-warmers.  The can be fiddly to put on your doll, so I pulled them onto the garments  before dressing the doll, and it worked a lot better.  Once it's all on the doll, you can pinch and pull the warmers around to get a nice ruched look, and to get them into position.







































And here's the finished look. Once I've re-done the arm and legwarmers, I'll be able to move onto the next one.







































She's nicked Caleb's other pair of boots.  It's a good job he's such a patient little angel.

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6 comments :

  1. That outfit looks fab! Top tip for putting on leg/arm warmers too!! I like the boots too!

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    1. Thanks Trish :) Oh dear lord - I've been so bad and just spent a small fortune on MS boots for my Ells! Agh. The devil made me do it, lol.

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    2. Must of been the same devil that made me buy three pairs of new boots for my Ells - not that they need any more as they had new boots last week too!!! And lets not mention the shoes I want to buy for them... they have more stuff than me!!!!!!

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    3. Oh hells yeah. My dolls have so many boots and shoes! More than me. And even thought they only get the second rate clothing - they still get more than I do, lol.

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  2. This outfit looks great and I have enjoyed seeing it come together! Your attention to detail inspires me to try harder with my sewing!

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    1. I love when I inspire someone! lol. Thanks so much, that's the best compliment I can hope for. I do love seeing your sewing and your lovely knits.

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