Saturday, 13 December 2014

Trying to squeeze another one in...



I have some lovely tea-dyed bits of fabric that I wanted to turn into a little dress for Blythe.   So I've decided I might as well photograph the process and make another pattern-tutorial.



I love this fabric so much.  It's in between lawn weight and quilters-weight cotton.   Nice and thin for dolly clothes, but not see-through or sheer.

For this little dress, I'm making the pattern pieces for both Blythe standard Bodies and the Pure Neemo Flexion S body - which several people seem to favour when re-bodying their dollies.



Wonder if I can shoehorn this one (my 17th) into 2014?  Heh.


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8 comments :

  1. Oh myGod your work is so precise and lovely. Look forward to the progress on this one, Tess.

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    1. Hi Stacey! Thank you. This one is such a pleasure to make. I'm loving the Pure Neemo body.

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  2. It's looks very lovely - I'm sure you can squeeze another one in... I take my hat off to you I've just spent the best part of today trying to make a party frock for Patience very loosely based on the Perfect Patience dress... it's been very frustrating but I think I've finally got there... it's not perfect but for a first attempt I'll take it....the acid test will be if I can make it again lol!!!

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    1. I'm changing tack slightly, and the new pattern I publish won't be full tutorials but straightforward sewing patterns. Still with lovely photographic instructions though. That way I can charge less for them, and hopefully people who are a bit more experienced and don't need full tutes, will want to buy them.

      I feel as if I've been a bit OCD with the full tutorials. That wasn't quite what I had planned when I embarked on these patterns... but my own obsessiveness in describing everything sort of took over!

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    2. It's a hard one isn't it.... I loved the detailed tutorial with the first pattern as it told me exactly what to do and that's what I needed to get my confidence with sewing back.... the pictures though are the best bit - seeing how it should look and being able to compare what I'm doing is very useful. I agree though once you've done one of your patterns a couple of times you probably don't need such a detailed tutorial... hard one to pitch to fit everyone I'm sure. Good news though I managed to recreate the Patience dress ... so I'm happy now I just need to make it another four times... they insist they're not showing it until they all have one!!!!

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    3. Yes it's very tricky, I'm always agonising over which direction to go in with these patterns. I'll try the more straightforward sewing patterns and see how it goes. The instructions are still pretty good and lots of photos, so it's not like the quality will have disappeared.

      Oh good! I'll look forward to see that one. I need to get to my poor Patience. At least she's not naked, still being dressed in her lovely outfit that came with her.

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  3. Judging by etsy sales alone, your patterns are going down a storm! Even though I don`t have any of the dolls I always follow your creations closely to see if there are any tips or ideas I can scale down to pip size ;) Looking forward to this one as I do like to see proper scaled striped clothes on a doll :)

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    1. The flow of sales is steady but still a bit slow. I seem to have a few patterns that sell really well, and some that just sit there, so I might re-draft the tutorials into basic sewing instructions. I feel honoured that you look at my stuff for Pip ideas! :) I think these stripes would look good on Pip and MH too, they're only 1/16" wide.

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