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!