Wednesday, 10 August 2016

SSP-038: Play-suit for Patience... and a small freebie.

I've been getting lots of inspiration by looking at children's sewing patterns, and I've come up with this lovely little design for our favourite gal, Patience.   For one of these adorable dresses, I've devised my own shell hem, for which there is a tutorial section in the pattern, and as I'm feeling generous, I'm publishing the 'Raccoon's Shell Hem' as a stand-alone and free tutorial.

The pattern is now available to buy:

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.

The freebie can be accessed through my 'tutorials page here on the blog, which takes your to the Crafty download, but here's the direct link for a freebie:

But back to the pattern:

I've seen lots of these little outfits with the ruffled bloomers around on Etsy and on various sewing sites, I just love bloomers, so I had to make some.  There are two versions included in the pattern:

And two different dresses. The blue one has little armhole ruffles, which I thought would be complicated, but found them quite easy to sew.

I've included a little petticoat for the blue dress too, but you can also make one for the pink/green version.  You can add ruffles and alter the lengths easily. This is quite a versatile little pattern, and should be interchangeable with skirts and bodices from my other Patience patterns.

I have loads of ideas for Patience running through my head right now, so there will be more for this lil' girl coming soon.  As well as Ellowyne ideas, Evangeline ideas, Deja Vu ideas....

Sometimes I worry I'll run out of inspiration, but it looks like that's not going to happen any time soon.

Lastly, I know some of you have asked me to keep you informed about the benefits situation.  I have definitely lost over 70% of my benefits. Fortunately I have a little bit coming in from Working Tax Credit, but I'm pretty much having to support myself on the patterns and outfits now.  SCARY.  I'm not actually well enough to work, but luckily for me this is something I can manage, with lots of rest, and absolutely minimal stress.  

So, wish me lots of luck.  I love doing this kind of work, and never stop thanking my lucky stars that it's possible.  The doll community has been so amazing and kind.  I truly appreciate you. <3


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