Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Two new outfits for Patience Wilde.

I've been trying to get these decorated and finished for some time now, but finally, 'tis done.

This is the Patience version of the original Ellowyne pattern I published (SSP-029)  The Patience pattern is SSP-032.   I was going for an Edwardian/steampunk feel for this ... but now I've made these lovely bonnets, they remind me of 'Little House on the Prairie'.  Kind of adorable on Patience.

Also, they give a Holly Hobbie feel.  I think this makes that particular pattern very versatile.  You can go for many flavours in one pattern.

But here's the actual outfit.  Listed in my Etsy store.

The blue version: £55.00
(Etsy will give American customers the prices in dollars. These may fluctuate slightly with the exchange rates, as my items are listed in British pounds)

The red version: £58.00
(Etsy will give American customers the prices in dollars. These may fluctuate slightly with the exchange rates, as my items are listed in British pounds)

I have two similar outfits for Evangeline lined up too, but am waiting on some fabric to make a really nice leotard for one of the versions.  They will be lovely when finished.

And I haven't forgotten the Bollywoood design for Ellowyne, that I've been promising.  That is on my list and I'm raring to get on with it. I've just been tidying up existing outfits that are sitting in my stock-box, ready to sell.


Thursday, 12 May 2016

New Etsy listings.

I have just listed some new hand-sewn dolls outfits in my Etsy store.


Blythe £20.00

Blythe £25.00

Ellowyne £70.00

Ellowyne £90.00

Ellowyne £130.00

Ellowyne £130.00

These are all outfits that I made a while ago, and have featured on some of the pattern covers.  I've been adding bits over time, and decided it was high time I listed them.

So you know what this means, don't you?

Shelves full of naked dollies all wanting NEW STUFF.

At least it's not winter any more...


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Ellowyne Wilde

A Dream of Marigold & Cinnamon

I've been looking at this lovely doll for ages, thinking I must have missed the release and that she had sold out quickly.  But when I was she was in stock, I snapped her up straight away.

I assume Wilde had just taken their time in teasing us and releasing her?

But anyway, I haven't bought a dolly for some time now, and she's gorgeous with that tan skin and will make a good pal for my Lizette.

I'll be sorely tempted to give her a bindi. Maybe a tiny stick-on rhinestone or something.

The outfit is lovely too, and I might be creating something of an Asian flavour myself.  I love the whole Bollywood thing, and years back, I designed some 6" Pippa/Dawn outfits based on sarees and beads and Bollywood.

It's going to be a lot more fun with a 16" Ellowyne-scale doll to work with!


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

SSP-033: Tunic and dress for Blythe.

I'm working through a few requests, very slowly, but they will happen eventually!  This one is for a tunic/dress for Blythe.  (It's a completer reworking of pattern SSP-017 for Ellowyne Wilde)

Available now in my Etsy shop:

My Craftsy store:

Or 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.

I've been suffering poor health, so production has slowed right down, but now I'm picking up the needle and thread again, so hopefully this summer will see some nice new patterns.

Here's the new Blythe look:

Both garments are fully lined.   The little tunic is fairly easy to make. You could make it with puff sleeves, or with a ruffle.

The dress is little bit more intermediate, but if you're not used to sewing in sleeves, puff sleeves are good for a first attempt.  They're a little easier to sew than a severely fitted sleeve.   You can make this dress sleeveless if you want,  or omit the ruffle.

It's also easy to lengthen the dress by cutting a deeper ruffle.

So that's me for now.  My apologies for my silence, but as I say I haven't been feeling too well.  Facebook can be a bit overwhelming at times for me, and the blog does suffer.  I'm a great believer in only posting when I'm feeling cheerful and well!  :)