Thursday, 25 August 2016

SSP-039: Rompers and hat: Patience sewing pattern

I've been inspired lately,  Patience is definitely my muse.  I've come up with this adorable baggy romper and hat.  There are three versions of the romper, and the hat is so cute.  I tried it on one of my Blythe dolls and it fits!   The romper does not though,  Patience's body is far bigger than Blythe's but I do want to make something similar for Blythe in the future.

Also, a lot of my patterns are interchangeable, so you could use this bodice and make a dress, if you have any of my other patterns knocking around.  Though a simple dirndl skirt would be so easy to attach to the bodice.  (For the novices among you, a dirndl is simply a rectangle of fabric sewn into a tube for a skirt and gathered up at the waist edge.)

The Patience sewing 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.

Patience sewing pattern

Version 1 has elasticated legs and is in my favourite bloomers style.  The legs are far fuller than the other two versions.  I've styled mine damp on the doll.  It makes for a better shape where the elastic lies.  

The bodice is the same for all versions, and looks great with the mock-buttoned shoulders.

Patience sewing pattern

Version 2 has less full legs, but they're still nice and loose, and have just a simple ruffle around the bottom edge.  I love the kind of Huckleberry feel this little outfit has.

Patience sewing pattern

And version 3, whilst not horribly complicated or tailored, and fairly easy to grasp, does have a fair bit of sewing in those many ruffles! But the result is gorgeous. So frothy and shabby-chic looking. This version is a bit more of a challenge, but I found the effort very worthwhile.

Patience sewing pattern

And the hat - because I love me a hat -  is super-cute too.   A simple-to-sew crown, with a ruffled brim.   It looks pretty adorable on Blythe too. So if you have Blythe dolls as well, you can fit your girls out with new headgear.

In other news, I'm planning to make and sell some other craft items that are for people, not dollies (sorry girls and boys... I have all these disappointed faces looking at me from shelves now.)    But now I'm working at this as a full time job, I need my weekends  off.  And as I love to sew and craft - I've devised a few items that I'm sort of in love with and are so much fun to make.

(See, this is why I hate people who call people on invalidity benefits lazy.  If I'm well enough, I'm a workaholic.  No joke, I get twitchy if I'm not producing something. Not that I'm on any invalidity benefits any more, but it's inappropriate to voice my opinions on the Tory government here. So I'll just sit here rolling my eyes...)

But now I've gone off on a tangent.  More on those new thingummies later. Quite possibly I'll be unveiling more in October .  I just can't decide whether to offer them in my current Etsy shop, or open a new one.  You can have more than one shop under Etsy rules, as long as the items sold in each one are unrelated - which they are.  But I'm not sure if running two shops might be a bit much to handle.  Plus, I have loads of great reviews in my existing shop.  I can always link people to the sister shop, but I'm dithering, and can't decide. 

If anyone has any thoughts or experience on that, let me know!  


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