A Mid-Week “Hello!”

I hope you are all doing well out there in Internet~Land! It has been an unusual week for me thus far, with a rough start. My back decided to lock up, so I spent all day Monday & most of Tuesday lying down. Finally, Tuesday late afternoon, I was able to move around a bit. I decided to get a little bit of productivity done while resting on my big, soft chair. My efforts were rewarded with a couple new outfits for the Ella Flex articulated BJD Paper Doll. I have updated the PDF file to include the new additions. Hope you enjoy!

Ella Flex

It’s Doll Case/Trunk Time

Good morning, Internet~Land! Since January is now passed, it’s time to decide how to store all those wonderful dolly Christmas purchases that have been piled up on my work table! I’ve just finished a video assembling a Vintage DIY Doll Case/Trunk Kit. It turned out pretty cute, and I have plans to customize it in another video. Today’s post is to show how the case went together, it’s measurements, and things I noticed about quality concerns since we are dealing with Vintage aged cardboard. I have mapped out the dimensions, so you know what to expect if you buy this kit or if you decide to cut your own. I will post a picture of the measurements below the video link, or you can print them out to keep for reference by clicking on the PDF. I hope this info will be helpful to inspire your dolly creativity!

9x20x10 Doll Case Layout

9x20x10 Doll Case

Basic Sets for 11 Inch Dolls

Hello, Internet~Land! In view of the 2020 Grammys’ Award night, I have a new pattern set that would seem to match the occasion! I’ve had several requests for Barbie size patterns, so here is a combo set of Basic Pieces for the Mattel Curvy Made-To-Move Barbie and the new line of BTS fellas. Given that BTS is performing tonight at the Grammy show, and it’s an evening of music and dance, this pattern set is a perfect fit for tonight’s post. I do not currently have the slimmer figured Made-To-Move girl, but will add a Basic Set if/when she is added to my clan. I’m also thinking of making a Basic Set for the Doctor Who doll I got for Christmas. Perhaps I will make those together. For the present, however, I’m hoping this set will be helpful, as these two particular body styles don’t seem to have that many patterns or clothing options available yet. Enjoy!

11 Inch Articulated – Basic Sets

11 Inch Articulated Curvy & BTS - Basic Set

A Feathery Surprise

Greetings, my friends in Internet~Land! I hope you are well and thriving in this new year! I have embarked on a very detailed project to begin my new century, and it may just take the entire century to complete it … but I hope for the best! I have started on the peacock gown for my new BLUE MiroDoll 70cm Iris. I’ll add a photo below of the work thus far on the first sleeve. As I mention in an up-coming video (which I will link when posted), I will have a total of 14 or 15 pieces that need to be beaded on the overlay part of the gown. I wanted a new project that would be challenging and fun, so I hope it turns out to be as lovely in “real life” as it is in my head. So far, I’m very pleased.

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To accompany this formal gown, I thought it would be fun to have a casual, every-day look that would come from the same inspiration. That is the pattern I am posting today. It will fit the same doll, but have more of a flirty vibe to it. I envision the set to include black lace leggings and black lace long sleeves on the dress. I’m not entirely sure why I sew with so much black. … I suppose I must attribute it to the fact that I am of “Winter” coloring, and absolutely love bright jewel colors contrasted with black. In any event, I have the pattern ready, and hope you find it useful in your creative ventures!

MiroDoll 70cm Peacock Dress-Vest-Set

Update for the Male BJD Pleated Shirt

Greetings! Well, after sewing the pleated shirt and finding how small it turned out to be, I have altered & enlarged it for my bigger MiroDoll 66cm guy. I updated the older post and patterns to reflect the smaller fit, and am now posting the REVISED “Jin” Pleated Shirt Pattern & image. Now you should be able to still follow the steps in the video (linked in the previous post), but end up with a larger shirt. When I come across difficulties in my projects, I like to let you know about them and then share my second attempts! Enjoy!

REVISED Miro66cm Jin Shirt

REVISED Jin Shirt - Miro 66

Start 2020 with Sewing!

Happy New Year, Internet~Land! Well, for this post, I “put my money where my mouth is.” I have the new outfit finished from The Twelve Gifts of Christmas, and have finished the video for the pleated top. The pattern view & free PDF are already posted on the Free Stuff & Ready To Print pages. Next, I want to try my hand at making some wing-tip shoes. I’ll keep you all posted on the progress. In theĀ  meantime ~ here is how to put together the shirt. Happy Sewing!

Last Post of 2019!

Hello, hello, Internet~Land. I hope your holiday season is going well. We had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. This past year has been a fantastic ride, and I wanted to thank you for all the nice comments, emails, and encouragement. I hope my little site has been a help and encouragement to you. For this last post of 2019, I am adding a link to my latest BJD box opening video along with a new Basic Pattern Set for the new girl in the video. I also have a diagram showing how I wire my BJDs to give them better stability and poseability (probably not a real word). The picture will show the latest change I’ve added when wiring a doll with a three part torso. I have a few dolls that were still wanting to bend and kick at the waist, so I tried adding a new wire (shown in green). The wires for the arms and legs are doubled, but this new torso wire is not. I kept it as a single wire, since the hip/leg channels were already pretty crowded with the first wire and elastic. So far, even this thinner addition has been helpful for my dolls to stay upright a little easier. As always, the pattern shown & linked here will also be added to the Free Stuff page (for easy viewing) and to the Ready To Print page for easy PDF access once this post moves into the Archives. Here’s wishing you the very, very BEST for 2020 ~ Happy New Year!

MiroDoll 70cm Girl Basic Set

 

2019 Twelve Gifts of Christmas ~ #12

Happy, Happy Christmas, Internet~Land! Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have only 40 minutes left until it is officially Christmas Day. I am very pleased to be posting Gift #12 right on time. I was going to post a long dressy suit coat for my MiroDoll 66cm fella (and I actually have the pattern ready), but something in my brain shifted, and I changed my mind. Instead, I am posting a Cloak Style Coat/Robe with a detachable capelet for the Tonner/Wilde Imagination Evangeline Ghastly. I have been wanting to make her another pattern, so tonight I present it to the world. It may fit other dolls that are similar in size, such as the 50cm Obitsu, though the sleeves may need to be lengthened. I’ve often wondered if the Evangeline Ghastly might be similar to a 1/4 scale Doll Chateau BJD? Perhaps someone who knows both dolls can leave a comment. In any event, the pattern is ready for you, and I hope you all have a very joyous Christmas! Much love ~ missy

Evie Cloak Coat Set

Evie Cloak Coat Set

2019 Twelve Gifts of Christmas ~ #11

Wow, Internet~Land! Can you believe I’m posting this gift on the ACTUAL day it’s due??? Crazy, right? Well, it’s probably obvious by this point that I really like my newest fella from MiroDoll, because yes, this is another pattern for him. I made the pleated dress pants a little while back, but I also wanted a pattern to make him some white skinny jeans. Thus, the pattern for today. Though this is designed for the newer MiroDoll 66cm male body, I have a feeling it will work for similar slim fellas of other brands. Hopefully it will prove useful in your sewing endeavors. Enjoy & Happy Christmas!

Miro66 – Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans for MiroDoll 66cm

2019 Twelve Gifts of Christmas ~ #9 & #10

Greetings, Internet~Land. Sorry for the confusion on the Blog title last time. I’ve corrected it to read “Gift #8.” NOW we’re at #9 … and #10! Whew! Making these gifts is such a fun whirlwind for me. I’ve been working on these during my break times at work, so that helps a bit. Once we get home from work, I’m usually pretty bushed ~ not really in a good head space to be creative ~ just ready for sleep. Since I’m used to getting up early, however, I was up at 3:00am this morning and just decided to stay up and get these finished. Today’s gifts are another outfit for the Ella jointed BJD Paper Doll and a new Cloak Style Coat Pattern for a 1/3 scale SD size Female BJD. Since this is a very loose fitting coat, it should work for any size or body shape of doll of that scale. It’s getting so close to Christmas, I wanted to include as many gals as I could in this pattern design. I’ll post a picture & the PDF link of the paper doll first, and then the pattern will be below it. The Ella Flex paper doll PDF file has been updated to include the new page. Wow ~ only two more to go! I can’t believe it’s already this close to Christmas Day! Until next time ~ Happy Sewing/Coloring and Happy Holidays!

Ella Flex

Ella Flex 4

BJD SD Cloak Style Coat

BJD SD Cloak-Coat