Wednesday, 12 September 2018

New outfits for Ellowyne Wilde & A Girl for all Time.


A while ago now, I started on a very special outfit for Ellowyne, mainly because I miss sewing for her. She'll always be a firm favourite, with that beautiful face sculpt of the early dolls. .. not so keen on the latter sculpt, but I digress.

Having waited for all the bits and pieces to arrive so I could complete the outfit, I'm delighted with the results. 

Also I've finished off and listed the two Girl for all Time outfits I made whilst developing the latest sewing pattern (SSP-062.)

All are up for grabs in my Etsy shop:

First, we'll look at Ell.  Here's my lovely Saffie in her pristine white outfit. Click on the images to see them enlarged. Links are given to each sales page - where you'll find more images for each outfit.

(Do excuse my lack of writing in this post. I've put all the information in the photos.)

"Sweet Purity" 
£110.00 plus shipping:



















Next, we have the two AGAT outfits.  I love these on the girls, and they were a blast to make.

1) "Clever in Lilac"
£60.00 plus shipping:














Aaand briging up the rear:

2) "Clever in Blue"
£65.00 plus shipping:



















Phew.  Time for a coffee break. 

Next, I'll be making a version of 'Playtime' for AGAT dolls, with a view to doing the same for LD, so she can match her little Boneka sister.

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Monday, 10 September 2018

Dolly stockings.

Quick one today.

Have spent the day making dolly stockings and knickers.  I've yet to finish the knickers but here are the stockings.  They're in Contrado's Florence Mesh, printed with my own design.  The stocking tops have different lingerie elastics.



Slightly time consuming, but they make beautiful little finishing touches to an outfit.

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Thursday, 6 September 2018

SSP-062: "Clever Miss" Sewing pattern for A Girl for all Time dolls.


There was a little two-week art holiday in the middle of developing this pattern, so I'm sorry for keeping everybody waiting.  I hope it was worth it though.  This is another of my fave designs.  I first made it for Kaye Wiggs, and now I have this lovely version for AGAT.


*Available in my Etsy shop:

*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 and may be cheaper.  I always recommend comparing prices.

My Craftsy store:

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)


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If you do buy from me here on the blog, and you live in the EU, the rules state that I don't have to charge you VAT as it's a direct sale. Once you have cleared checkout, I will email the pattern files to you directly. Please allow me 24 hours, because of time zones. Usually it will be far quicker than that.

You can find the sales pages at the top of the blog, in tabs for each section. I will email you the pattern PDF files directly, after you've cleared checkout. Click this link to email me, if you have any queries.   I have two paper sizes, US Letter for America, and A4 for Europe.  LET ME KNOW YOUR COUNTRY, FOR THE CORRECT PAPER FORMAT.

As with the first version, there are two options for the centre panel in the bodice, depending on how adventurous you're feeling.  This one, V1, has three tiny seed bead buttons, which fasten with buttonhole loops.



And V2 has a simpler and much easier to sew plain centre panel.  I'm really enjoying working on ways of dividing up bodices, so hope to come up with new ideas for these soon.




I love these two together.



Next, I'll be doing a 'playtime' outfit for AGAT, the same for Little Darling too, to match the Boneka version.   Then I have ideas for some nice lace overlay dresses.  And than... well, loads of ideas, which is always good.

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Saturday, 11 August 2018

A Girl For All Time test bodice.



Just a quick shot of my first toile for the next sewing pattern.

It almost went right first time, but the neck, shoulders and back closure need tiny tweaks.  I'm happy with how it's going though. No gaping armholes or anything.




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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

SSP-061: "My Posh Frock" ~~~ A Girl For All Time.


At first I wasn't sure about buying one of these lovely ladies. I thought they'd be too huge to sew for, after having made the same mistake with a couple of 18" dolls.  But they're lovely!  the same height as my fave MSD size dolls, only wider in measurement, which wasn't too much of a leap.

I was asked for "My Posh Frock" by a few different dolly folks, so here it is!


*Available in my Etsy shop:

*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 and may be cheaper.  I always recommend comparing prices.

My Craftsy store:


Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)


raccoons rags a girl for all time


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If you do buy from me here on the blog, and you live in the EU, the rules state that I don't have to charge you VAT as it's a direct sale. Once you have cleared checkout, I will email the pattern files to you directly. Please allow me 24 hours, because of time zones. Usually it will be far quicker than that.

You can find the sales pages at the top of the blog, in tabs for each section. I will email you the pattern PDF files directly, after you've cleared checkout. Click this link to email me, if you have any queries.   I have two paper sizes, US Letter for America, and A4 for Europe.  LET ME KNOW YOUR COUNTRY, FOR THE CORRECT PAPER FORMAT.

Here's the full ensemble, with armlets. Nisha has been re-wigged, and has a tiny bit of face-up enhancement:

sewing pattern for a girl for all time



Or the dress can be worn without the armlets, and the shoulder ruffle can be moved to create a different neckline:



The petticoat is important.  Strapless garments on dolls can slip down the torso. The petticoat is designed to fit tightly around the doll's waist, and sits just under the dress bodice, supporting the dress in its correct position.



And here's the back view.  The armlets have elastic inserts, to make it easy to push them over the doll's elbow joints. (As usual, click on the images to see them enlarged.)



So next, I'm making something else for these lovely dolls.  I now actually have two, Nisha and Lydia.  I'm quite smitten by them. They're like the 'big dolly' I always wished I had as a kid.  People kept buying me baby dolls, and big dolls that I found - frankly - a bit repulsive.  I always wanted a pretty doll, but back in the 70's the only cute ones were like Barbie, Sindy and Pippa.  Not the larger ones.  And as I never had a maternal bone in my body - unless my 'child' happens to be a puppy/kitten /tortoise/guinea pig - I frequently tortured the few baby dolls I owned.

Yes, I could be quite an unpleasant child. Heh.

These are the perfect balance of size and facial sculpt though.  The sort that will sit on my bed, like teddy bears and such.

Isn't it nice to enjoy one's second childhood?


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Thursday, 26 July 2018

"Country Bride" Special outfit for Ellowyne Wilde



Sometimes I like to just let the fabric inspire me, and see what direction I end up going in.   for this lovely ensemble it was the Michael Miller dotted swiss lawn that I just had to use.

I didn't envision this going bridal, but it did, so I made the pretty tiara and bouquet to match.


Now in my Etsy shop
£90.00



I think my painted-eyes Ellowyne makes a lovely bride.



There had to be fripperies, so I've made some pretty stockings, and some very cute bloomers to match.


The bouquet is wired to fit Ell's hand, and doesn't slip off.

All that beading!   I've done the back of the bodice as well as the front.  It's fiddly work, but once I start beading, I never want to stop.












During the making of this, I ran out of fabric and had to order some more. While I waited, I started a new corset outfit for our Ell, so I'll be finishing that next, and listing it.  So that's what's going to be next.

Then I think maybe a new sewing pattern for Ell. Seeing as she hasn't had anything new for a while.

Some might think I'm procrastinating because beginning something for my HUGE new Iplehouse nYID girl is too scary.

You may say that. I couldn't possibly comment.  ;)

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Monday, 9 July 2018

Outfits for Little Darling and Iplehouse BID



Welp, the Boneka Posh Frock' sold before I had a chance to list it, but the BID and the Little Draling versions are available now in my Etsy shop.

First up is the LD version:
£85.00

I love fresh aqua for summer wear. And this looks so pretty, with lots of little accessories.


And as ever, the shoulder ruffle can be worn as dress straps when it's too hot for armlets:





You get six pieces in this set, including the handmade shoes, which I had a ball making.  Pretty sandals, with heel supports, so they don't keep slipping off the dolly's feets.




Next is the same outfit, in different colours for Iplehouse BID:

In my Etsy shop:
£75.00 with shoes
If you don't want the shoes, let me know after buying, and I'll refund £15.00, and send the outfit without them.





Very princess-y and pretty.


Just a note. The shoes are a little bit large on BID, but I've included them because they tone in nicely with the salmon pinks o the outfit.  You don't have to have them if you don't want them.



It's been really hot here these past couple of days and much as I hate to complain about the sun, I don't do well in this sweltering heat.  It means I can't work very well, so things will be a bot slow until it cools down.

But then there's always Wimbles, this week. :)


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Thursday, 5 July 2018

SSP-060: Sewing pattern for Effner Little Darling.



Here we go.  This looked so beautiful on my Bonekas, that I had to make one for LD.  Now you can make matching dresses for your LD and their little sisters.

*Available in my Etsy shop:

*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 and may be cheaper.  I always recommend comparing prices.

My Craftsy store:


On CD disc from Ebay: (No VAT payable, and no charge for the CD itself, just  the pattern cost and the postage.)

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)

If you do buy from me here on the blog, and you live in the EU, the rules state that I don't have to charge you VAT as it's a direct sale. Once you have cleared checkout, I will email the pattern files to you directly. Please allow me 24 hours, because of time zones. Usually it will be far quicker than that.

You can find the sales pages at the top of the blog, in tabs for each section. I will email you the pattern PDF files directly, after you've cleared checkout. Click this link to email me, if you have any queries.

I have been working on my files to try and consolidate the tutorial parts and pattern template parts, to create just one document that is neater and easier to download.  There are still two paper sizes, A4 for Europe, etc, and US Letter size for the States.  You will receive the pattern in the new format.



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As with the Boneka/BID pattern, this includes Dress, petticoat, and armlets.  (Click on images to see them enlarged.)



It looks lovely without armlets, and the shoulder ruffle can be worn as dress straps.




Or worn as a more princess-y dress.



Here's the petticoat and armlets:



And a better one of the armlets:



This is one of my favourite dresses to make, and I want to create one for Iple JID, and KW Tobi. Possibly even my nYID, but that would be a big make!

Not sure what's coming next.  I'm just letting my fabrics inspire me at the moment.

In other news, I had a tooth out today, and was brave.  I told the dentist "That was a doddle", and he laughed at me. In a nice way. 

I've also lost nearly 2 stone now.  I'm slogging away to shave it down.  In fact now I'm losing the weight, the depression is lifting a tad. I've bought some new clothes, some lovely scarves and some earrings.  It may seem commonplace, but I've had only 2 drawers full of clothes and no jewellery for years now.  So buying lovely new stuff is a big step forward for me. 


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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

SSP-059: "My Posh Frock, sewing pattern for 10/5" Boneka and Iplehouse BID.


Slight panic in having discovered that Monday's Child and Tuesday's child by Boneka are actually different sizes.    This pattern is made to fit 10.5" Monday's child, but I'm awaiting a Tuesday's child doll as I type, and will update listing as to the fit.

This is a favourite of mine, "My Posh Frock" which I've makde for Patience and Blythe in the past. It's also the child version of the "Gypsy" dress patterns for Ellowyne Wilde and Deja Vu.


*Available in my Etsy shop:

*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 and may be cheaper.  I always recommend comparing prices.

My Craftsy store:


On CD disc from Ebay: (No VAT payable, and no charge for the CD itself, just  the pattern cost and the postage.)

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)

If you do buy from me here on the blog, and you live in the EU, the rules state that I don't have to charge you VAT as it's a direct sale. Once you have cleared checkout, I will email the pattern files to you directly. Please allow me 24 hours, because of time zones. Usually it will be far quicker than that.

You can find the sales pages at the top of the blog, in tabs for each section. I will email you the pattern PDF files directly, after you've cleared checkout. Click this link to email me, if you have any queries.

I have been working on my files to try and consolidate the tutorial parts and pattern template parts, to create just one document that is neater and easier to download.  There are still two paper sizes, A4 for Europe, etc, and US Letter size for the States.  You will receive the pattern in the new format.




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As with the other similar patterns, the shoulder ruffle can be worn off the shoulder, which looks great with the armlets, because it looks like an all-in one dress with sleeves... or the shoulder ruffle can be worn on the shoulders, like straps:




There is a petticoat:


And armlets:



There are bodice pieces for each doll, and armlet pieces.  All the rest of the pattern pieces are for both dolls.

This is so pretty and summery in flowery fabrics.  I loved making it,m and now want to make versions for Little Darling and Iplehouse KID.  Not to mention Tobi and JID!  It's just such a romantic look and every doll should have one.

Enjoy!

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