DECEMBER 2018 ~ Gift #4

Happy Sunday, Internet~Land! Tonight we have another new pattern for you! If Santa’s helpers are going to be putting in overtime at the Workshop, they’ll need some new overalls to stay comfortable and functional! Yep ~ it’s a BJD SD Female pattern for some bib-overalls and a button up shirt! Feel free to enlarge or reduce the size according to your needs. The PDF file will be posted both here (after the video link) and on the “Ready To Print” page. The video this week is sewing together the Christmas Splendor pattern for Evangeline and 50cm Obitsu (also available on the “Ready To Print” page). Enjoy and have a very happy week!

BJD SD Overalls-Top Pattern

BJD SD Overalls Set

December 2018 ~ Gift #3

Hello, hello, Internet~Land! Tonight’s surprise is something for the youngsters! Here we have a Color-Cut-and-Glue Craft. It’s all the pieces to create a cute little girl & boy all dressed and ready to play in the snow. I always recommended my students color before they cut. That way, going outside lines won’t wrinkle the pieces. Once cut, the pieces can be glued or taped together, but I always liked to assemble them with brads, so the arms and legs can move and be posed. Have fun hanging them on the frig or a window! Just click on the link to open the PDF file so you can save or print it!

Snow Buddies

Snow Buddies

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Gift 2

Good evening, Internet~Land! It’s time for the second gift of Christmas! This is the Basic Pattern Set for the 56cm Male Vinyl BJD type doll. I’m posting his picture beside the pattern set, so you will have an idea of what kind of doll he is. I really liked his face. I’ve been debating whether or not I will turn him into Naruto. Still undecided. In the mean time, here are some basic pieces for you to come up with your own very cool designs! The FREE PDF Download is already posted on my “Ready To Print” page, so all you have to do is click on that page in the menu tabs at the top, click on the pattern name to open, then print or save. Enjoy & I’ll be back in a couple days with the next surprise!

December 2018 ~ Gift 1

Welcome, Internet~Land friends, to The Twelve Gifts of Christmas!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, and today we’re starting off the fun with a new Basic Pattern Set! This set is for the 50cm Obitsu vinyl/plastic doll. She is wonderfully poseable, and holds a stance on her metal plate stand with magnets in her feet. With all the pattern sets that have been done for the resin BJDs, I though she was a bit neglected. I do not have a Smart Doll or Dolfie Dream, so I’m not sure about comparing them for sizing. I think they are a bit larger than this gal of mine, so maybe you could simply print out this pattern and then enlarge it a bit to get the pieces to fit. The Obitsu also has a unique figure ~ with a very small bust & waist, and then larger hips and thighs. Be sure to test the pieces on a scrap fabric to see where alterations might be needed for your particular doll. The PDF File is available for you on my “Ready To Print” page, and I’ll add the photo of the pattern after the video link. Happy December and Happy Sewing!

50cm Obitsu Basic Set

Doll Stands in Action

Howdy, Internet~Land! In the last week or so, I’ve been working on videos that show how to make your own doll stands. I posted the tutorial back in January of 2018, so you can look that up in the archives for a list (& photos) of materials. Today I wanted to share the links to two videos that show the work in progress, as well as a way to modify it for larger dolls. Hope it’s helpful. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Occasion for Celebration!

Happy Saturday, to you all in Internet~Land! This has been a very tiresome, but very happy week. Tiresome because I work long hours away from home, but happy because I’m determined to enjoy life. I was so tickled to see my YouTube channel reach 100 Subscribers this week. I totally realize that not all Subscribers will always stay, but I am celebrating this moment! I enjoyed having some “high-fives” with my friends and family, as well as preparing a new variation to a favorite pattern for you. I love taking time to stop and fully embrace this stepping stone in a marvelous journey. Sometimes life is just hard. Sad things happen. Difficult things happen. Scary things happen. So, I make sure to take notice and be thankful for all the good things that happen ~ the joyful things ~ because they’re always there if I’ll look for them.

To include you in my celebration, I have adjusted the Lacey Light Gown pattern to also fit Wilde Imagination Evangeline, Ellowyne, and MSD sized BJDS. I believe it can also work for the 50cm Obitsu girl. It’s probably not an exact fit, since it is a straighter styled gown, but that allows it to be easily adjusted for a wide variety of dolls. I hope you will enjoy using it. The pattern will be available as a free PDF download through the month of November 2018, and it’s posted for you on my Ready To Print page. Thanks again!

Continuing the Doctor’s Outfit

Happy Friday, all you friends in Internet~Land. November has arrived! Here in the US Northwest, we are enjoying a beautiful sun-shiny day. The clouds have rolled aside for the time being to give that crisp fall glow to a rainy week. I love living in Oregon. If you don’t like the weather now, just wait a bit, because it’s bound to change.

This week I have had a couple new developments in projects. The first is adding the lined suit vest to The Doctor’s outfit. I have completed the video and will link it below. For some reason, this outfit is being done in stages. I get one piece done, and then get excited for another project. Still, I always come back to make the next garment. He still needs his necktie and suit coat. Then, of course, he will need his long trench coat. I have made many of the Doctor’s coats, but they were all in a 1/4 scale to fit the Tonner version of Doctor Who with the Matt body style. Now I will need to enlarge it for the 70cm fella. My niece made me an awesome 1/4 Sonic Screwdriver, so now I will see if she can make one in the 1/3 scale. That and a pair of 3D Glasses should complete his look. I will post a couple pictures after the video link showing the vest pattern pieces and how the collar variations look when finished. The Free PDF is ready for you on the “Ready To Print” page.

My second project has been researching for my Brother Exedra Industrial Machine. I was doing some test sewing, and the needle (which was small and very, very, very-very OLD) just snapped. I thought, “OK, I’ll just go in to JoAnn’s and get another one.” Easier thought than done. I bought some needles, only to find the shank was too large to fit my machine. So, my next stop was at our local specialty sewing store. It was there I learned that the machine I purchased requires specialty needles. …of course it does… Well, I spent a substantial amount of time searching the internet to find copies of the specs & operator’s manual. I took these back to the store to see if they might be able to order what I needed. I was so glad they actually had some in stock! … that didn’t fit… I spent more time pouring over the paperwork and made a discovery. So, back to the store I went. I learned that even if needles are in the same class, their shank sizes can change according to the particular gauge of the needle. In the end, I needed DBx1, size 16. They also had these in stock, and voila! They FIT!!! Now I’m ready to start working on an idea I had for a unique kind of throw blanket. I’ll probably film my progress to let you know if my idea works. In the meantime, enjoy the vest pattern & happy sewing!

BJD SD Male 70cm VEST

Additional Ideas for the Flower Skirt

Howdy, howdy, Internet~Land. So, last week I had a lot of fun putting together the pink flower skirt for Evangeline. This week I wanted to try tweaking it a bit. I enlarged it to fit a 1/3 scale BJD, lengthened the back of the skirt, added a ruched bit of tulle & beads to the waistband, and used some of my favorite colors ~ black & red. I’m still not sure I like the lengthened back, but I do like the way it turned out. And, as I’m such a softy, I prepared both patterns to post here on the website for any who don’t really like to make their own patterns. The pattern overview images will be posted below the video link as well as on the “Free Stuff” page as usual. I will also post the free PDF files on the “Ready To Print” page for your downloading and printing pleasure. Wishing you all a very awesome week!

Evangeline Flower Skirt

BJD SD Flower Skirt

Sewing a New Idea

Greetings, Internet~Land. Today I tried something new. I saw a great idea for a “people size” outfit, and decided to scale it down to fit my Evangeline dolls by Wilde Imagination. I was very happy that it fit perfectly the first time! The idea came from a gal on YouTube. Her channel name is: Angela Clayton. She has all kinds of fantastic ideas and tutorials. The one I decided to make is a flower skirt. I loved the way the tulle covered the flowers and gave it kind of a misty look. I did make some small adjustments in how I put it together, since dolls have much less room for bulkiness in the seam allowances. Still, I was very pleased with my results. This week will not have a new pattern, because as you’ll see in the video, the pieces are simply a circle and a waistband. That’s it. Super easy and super fast. I hope it can inspire you to create something beautiful as well. Happy sewing!