Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Three Hippie Outfits for Smart Doll.



Having polished up the two outfits I made whilst publishing the recent pattern, and adding another version, I now have three fabulous Smart Doll outfits up for grabs in my Etsy shop.

In my Smart Doll section here:

First is this one:

"Lavender Chick"
£81.00 with free UK shipping.  (Europe, USA and overseas will have shipping added to this.)



5 piece set in pretty lilacs and lavenders.



The next has a more autumnal feel, but still makes for lovely summer-wear.

"Mori Chick"
£86.00 with free UK shipping.  (Europe, USA and overseas will have shipping added to this.)


5 piece set in deep autumnal shades.



And bringing up the rear, my personal favourite, complete with floral bouquet that you doll can hold:





6 piece set in fabulous pinks and oranges.  Perfect festival-wear.






I might make another Smart Doll outfit next, but I have a yearning to sew for a smaller doll for a while!  Maybe LD or Boneka.  We'll see.  

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

SSP-071: "Hippie Chick" for Smart Doll



Gorgeously boho and hippie garments make up the latest offering from the Raccoon HQ workdesk.   Another really fun pattern.  you can go to town on the psychedelic colours, or tone it down for a more Mori girl look.


*Available in my Etsy shop:

*Etsy will charge EU customers VAT (This does not affect America or other non-EU countries). EU customers might find it cheaper to buy here, directly on the blog.

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)
Once your have paid, I will email your digital pattern file directly, within 24 hours at the outside, usually much sooner.   As a buyer, you are protected by PayPal.




£9.50





The high waist tunic and dress are easy to alter. you can add another tier for a longer dress, or leave out the bottom tier completely for a different look.

(Yes, templates and instructions for the belt and headband are included.)



The petticoat is designed to peek out under the tunic or dress, but could be made longer, if you like, so it peeks out even more.



And the pants are fab. so easy to make, but they look so cool with the outfit.



Even Cass likes it. Despite all the pinky floweriness...



Next, I feel the need to sew for a smaller doll.  These gals are gorgeous and fun to sew for, but sewing by hand takes much longer!  Maybe something for Little Darling, or Kaye Wiggs MSD.  The dolly world is my oyster.

Why do people say that?  Who even likes oysters?

The world is my doughnut?  Does that work?  Everyone likes doughnuts.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

3 outfits for Smart Doll.



After creating the sewing pattern (SSP-070) I've added some bits and pieces to the garments I made, and now offer these lovely outfits for your Smart Doll.


Available in my Etsy shop:


I love the whole 70's feel of these sets.  Flared pants, peasant tops and bakersboy hats... one with a hippie headband.


First up is the pink one.   Cali's personal favourite.

Click on the images to take you to the Etsy sales page.

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Cass gives the blue the thumbs up.



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I really enjoy making belts.   I have some lovely quality pieces of PU leather, and a selection of buckles.  these look great on the jeans.






Hats are fun too, and the little peasant tops are  really pretty on these dolls.

I'm hankering after a dress next.  Smart gals really lend themselves to jeans and pants outfits, but some lovely boho dresses or skirt outfits would look fabulous.

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

SSP-070: sewing pattern for Smart Doll, "Retro Vibes".

Being an old hippie, I just love the look of flares, peasant tops and a bakersboy hat... which I think is more usually called a newsboy hat in the USA.   So I've come up with this cool retro ensemble, altering the peasant top to look more contemporary.

And we all know, our smart girls all love to show those sexy midriffs!

*Available in my Etsy shop:

*Etsy will charge EU customers VAT (This does not affect America or other non-EU countries). EU customers might find it cheaper to buy here, directly on the blog.

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)
Once your have paid, I will email your digital pattern file directly, within 24 hours at the outside, usually much sooner.




£9.50




With my usual meticulous attention to fit,  these jeans look great.   The drainpipes can be worn with long boots over the top.  These are what I'd call hipster jeans, and are cut a little higher than the low-rise jeans that Smart Doll make.  I've simplified the fly and pockets from more traditional jeans patterns, and there's no tricksy back yoke, so they're easier to make.





Cali is rocking the hat.  Cass is a tad miffed that she doesn't get one, but at least she's not being forced to wear pink.  I'll make her one in the next few days.



The pattern includes two styles of jeans, the cropped peasant top - which has been a big hit on Facebook, and the Bakersboy hat.




So now I've earned a weekend of art, I'm off to do some messy painting.  Next up in the dolly stuff will probably be a dress for these lovely girls.   

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Three outfits for Smart Doll.



Having made the sewing pattern SSP-069, I now offer three outfits that were made during the process.

These garments are beautifully fitted to the default (small)  bust Smart Doll.   The stretchy bodysuit might fit a medium bust, but I can't guarantee it, not owning a medium-bust doll. So I don't recommend you buy these for a medium, unless you also have a default bust Smart Doll who can wear them.

Available in my Etsy shop: In my new section "Smart Doll Stuff".

The tights are perfect stain preventers, and they go under the darker leggings. The third outfit has lighter leggings, so don't need the tights.

The leggings have great little belt loops, so I made pretty belts to match each outfit.

These bodysuits are just some of my all time faves.  They can go under skirts and jeans too.

Stretchy garments are perfect for really active poses.

Just Chillin'
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Just Relaxin'
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There will be more outfits as I go along :)

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Friday, 10 May 2019

SSP-069: "Mix n' Match" my first sewing pattern for Smart Doll



It's been a blast sewing for these girls.  They're much larger than I'm used to, but the proportions are so lovely, they're a dream to sew for.  For my first Smart Doll sewing pattern, I've come up with my favourite bodysuit/leotard, and a host of other garments, including stain-protecting tights.  Always useful when working with dark or brightly dyed fabrics.


*Available in my Etsy shop:

*Etsy will charge EU customers VAT (This does not affect America or other non-EU countries). EU customers might find it cheaper to buy here, directly on the blog.

Or right here on the blog: (PayPal shopping cart)
Once your have paid, I will email your digital pattern file directly, within 24 hours at the outside, usually much sooner.


£9.50





As always, I devote myself to a fabulous fit.  These leggings and shorts are so well-fitted, that you can make the garments without elastic.  I know some people prefer that extra finish though, so I've given instructions if you do want to use some.




Stretchy stuff is great for all kinds of posing. Cali is looking pretty chilled here.  And comfy. (Belt not included)



These stain-preventing tights can be used to go under jeans and any trousers made of dark or brightly dyed fabric.  They can be made in cotton with Lycra, Lycra fabric, or stretch mesh.  Anything with a good 4 way stretch.





Don't be tempted to use 2 way stretch though, it won't work.



There's something feminine to go under skirts too.  These stockings are great.  And the knee-high socks will help if you have boots with dark insides too.



I love bodysuits, they're so versatile for dolls. Mine come with four sleeve options.


Ready for some dance practice? Ballet, jazz, or tap?




Cali and Cass say hi. Peace out.



Next up will be some jeans for these dollies, and a cute little cropped peasant top.   After that, I have ideas for a skirt and top combo.

In other news, I am now skint. Impoverished. Brassic.  No more dolls for a while.  I'm actually too scared to look at my bank balance!

#ITWASTOTESWORTHIT

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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Lovin' on Smart Doll



I'm loving SO HARD on these girls. 

The newbie arrived today, I've given both Ancient Greek names. 

Cassiopeia - though she much prefers just Cass.  She's kinda tomboyish, as I've said, and a bit serious.

Calista - Cali for short, is far more girlie and not at all SRS. 




Cali likes to upstage Cass, who takes it all in her stride. She'd rather hang in the background anyway.  Ignore the tights, visible under the jeans.  I plan to remedy those soon.



She's so cute.   I've changed her eyes, from the default blue to amber; and given both girls lovely long eyelashes.  I've never been keen on anime or manga, but I've really taken to these lovely dollies.



I'm working on my first Smart Doll sewing pattern, and have made loads of bits and pieces that I'll put together as outfits to list in my Etsy shop.


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