I wasn't sure about Deja Vu dolls to begin with, but since buying this girl and trying different wigs on her, I'm enchanted. And she's lovely to sew for!
(Note to self: I must not buy any more dolls...)
So here's my debut Deja Vu pattern, my girl is looking lovely in her own version of the Ellowyne 'Gypsy' dress. I have a glamorous even gown in mind for her, to make soon, but for the moment, I'm happy to sit gazing at her, all dolled up in this little ensemble.
The pattern is now available:
In my Etsy shop:
My Craftsy store:
And right here on the blog: (Via Sellfy)
Etsy will charge EU customers VAT (This does not affect America or other non-EU countries). I always recommend people to look in my Craftsy store anyway, as the prices fluctuate, due to the international exchange rates. I always suggest comparing prices.
If you wish to buy directly from me, I can supply a PayPal invoice and email the pattern to you within 24 hours. Usually it will be faster than that, I'm just allowing for the potential differences in time zones.
Her hands do need to be removed to put on the armlets, but I find DV's hands so much easier to remove than Ell's. And all those ruffles! I do love me some ruffles.
You can see two looks on the pattern cover above. It looks just as nice with the armlets and no ruffle, or the ruffle with no armlets - and this ruffle can also be pushed up onto the shoulders to create straps (below)
And I've included the usual petticoat. This could be made as a skirt, and the bodice part of the dress could be made as a top, for separates. I may sew it up in that way, to see how it looks.
The shoulder ruffle on a top would look great with pants or jeans.
Here's the petticoat.
I've used Spoonflower's retired cotton lawn for this outfit, in my own prints. You can't get the lawn any more, but if you want to design a print and buy it in the Spoonflower basic combed cotton, that's quite a lightweight fabric, and should work well for this dress.
Recently, my housemate took me shopping to fabric shops... for an agoraphobic (me) that's a huge deal, but I was tempted out of the house by promises of fabric. I was actually out of the house for two hours. Which may not sound impressive, but it's as much as I could cope with.
Anyway, the point of all this rambling is that my housemate is awesome. We tell her so frequently. We were looking at the sewing pattern catalogues in one of the shops, and she asked the man what happened to their out of date catalogues. He said they just got sent to the recycling bins, so she asked if we could have their old ones. He went off to have a look, and came back with two big fat catalogues. He was very nice and let us have them for nothing. So we have all these patterns to look through, for inspiration, and I've been inspired by the kiddies section, for more Patience outfits.
I think I'll be doing one of those next.
It's worrying as a designer when sometimes you think you only have a finite number of ideas, but now... I have so many ideas in my head for sewing patterns, I'll never have time to create them all!