Friday, 6 September 2019

Three stunning outfits for 13" Dianna Effner Little Darling.



Having published the pattern, I've added some lovely bits to the outfits I made, and made an extra outfit. These are now listed in my Etsy shop.

Here in my Handmade Doll Fashions section:

Click on the photos to take you to the individual sales pages. These have lots more photographs of every item in each outfit.


"Golden Days"
£120.00 WITH FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.


I loved making this so much, I ended up throwing in everything but the kitchen sink.   These little boots, bag and legwarmers made by Etsy seller HouseDollBoots are in gold PU leather and go with the outfit perfectly.

It's almost as if the outfit was made specially to match them....



Next, we have a pretty lilac version:

"Lilac Days"
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Purple is a firm favourite colour for me and my lil' girls.

These small cuddly toys are just the perfect scale for LD, even if they are hard to part with.



And bringing up the rear is this pretty pink version.

"Dreamy Days"
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This one has a bunny for your dolly to cuddle.  I like the pink ears with the outfit.


Not sure what's next.  Definitely something for LD.  I may attempt this Regency style outfit I've been thinking about.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

SSP-072 "Clever Miss" For 13" Effner Little Darling


I've re-drafted one of my popular patterns for Kaye Wiggs and A Girl for all Time. This one is "Clever Miss"  fitted to Effner Little Darling.  Also, it takes only one simple alteration to fit the bodice to the hard-body Mini Maru dolls... instructions are given for doing exactly that. Seriously, the alteration is really easy.

*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.




£9.25







As with the other versions, this one comes with two bodice options.  V1 (version 1) has a pretty buttonhole loop and bead fastening at the bodice front:




And V2 has a plain bodice front.



V1 isn't too tricky to contend with, if you follow the careful steps given, but if you're nervous, V2 is probably the best one to try out first.


The backs are the same for both versions.



And the little hat is just adorable. It can be made to match a multitude of outfits.

Next up will be something else for LD.  I've been asked for a Regency pattern by a few people, so might tackle that one next.  We'll see how good I can get the fit, so no promises just yet!

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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Not dolly related, but fun.


A kind dolly friend put me onto Redbubble, and as I love designing patterns, and have a hard drive full of them, I've opened a shop there.   I mean I almost don't care if nothing sells. It's free, for a start, and I'm just having a blast playing shop.

I'm such a kid.  Painting, drawing, playing with dolls, playing shop...

Thanks Erica. if nothing else, I'm having so much fun making patterns!

Here's my shop:

I have a few designs listed already, with lots of attached products.  I made a mosaic of my mug designs, because it's so exciting seeing my patterns on the actual goods. 


I... may have bought myself one of them.  Heh.  I tell myself it's just to see what the quality is like.  But we all know that's an huge fib.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

"Bohemian Rose" - A special outfit for default bust Smart Doll.



This outfits was started a good few weeks ago, BW.  (Before Wimbledon, heh.)   I worked hard on it to make it just perfect.  there's a ton of lace in this!  I have some beautiful tulle laces and Broderie anglaise that I've been dying to use, and I love the way this turned out.  I even found the perfect main fabric to go with the lace.

Now up for grabs in my Etsy shop:


"Bohemian rose"
£100.00 GBP plus shipping (free shipping to the UK.)

Click on the pictures to go to the Etsy sales page.

Pastel shades like this look gorgeous on the tea coloured dolls, and will also complement the milk skintones nicely.  In fact, I also love pale shades on the very dark skinned gals too. 



The snaps at the back are covered with little pearlescent cabochons.



Love the little silk flowers.  It was painstaking work to sew them on with the tiny bead centres, but the work paid off.  they're around the front of the hatband, and also at the neck of the dress.



A really soft romantic look for Smart Doll, methinks.

And now I really am going to make something for a smaller doll. I have a lovely Boneka which I will list for sale soon, she'll have all her own original stuff, plus a lovely romantic Raccoon's Rags outfit.

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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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Just Me
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There will be more outfits as I go along :)

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