A BJD Baggy Sweater!

Hi, everyone in Internet~Land! I hope you are well today. I had some extra time this week, so am able to get this new pattern & video out to you sooner than planned! How often does that happen???? Two of my BJD fellas have the newest bodies, so don’t yet have a lot to wear. They are currently wearing some harem pants and tops made for the taller 70cm Resinsoul Long body. They do have their own jackets (though unfinished), so I decided to put together a new over-sized sweater. It’s funny to me how they’re wearing Long’s pants, and now the baggy sweater designed for them will, in turn, fit Long also. (heeheehee!) The pattern features the pieces to make the sweater in the video with additional options for a shorter length of both the sweater hem and sleeves. Well, without further ado, here you go!

Male SD BJD Oversize Sweater

Male SD BJD Oversize Sweater

Making Bias Tape

Hi, everyone in Internet~Land! I hope you are doing well during these very stressful times. The long lasting effects of the Corona virus are still spreading to every corner. Businesses all over the world are closing, down-sizing, and/or making drastic changes in their organizational structures. We are feeling it here, too. I have only a few weeks of work, before I will be home for an extended period of time. Yet, through all of this, people are banding together in order to help where they can. One of the most widely spread projects is sewing fabric face masks. My last post included a free PDF of the pattern I like best with a video on how I put them together.

This brings me to today’s subject. I know many sewing supplies (like elastic and bias tape) are in short supply. As a result, I have been burning my fingers with the steam iron as I make my own ties. This led me to the search for a bias tape maker. Though I was able to find some and order them online, I’m not holding my breath for their arrival! In the meantime, I thought I’d try my hand at making a way to fold my fabric more easily and quickly with less risk to my poor fingers. Hence, today’s attachment. This is just a quick little helper for you to fold and iron your own bias tape while you’re waiting for the  “real tools” to arrive.  Just click on the pink link to open the downloadable PDF file. I hope it proves to be helpful!

Bias Tape Folder

Bias Tape Folder

Here’s the Mask Method I Like Best!

Hello, Internet~Land! A friend asked if I’d make a video for sewing masks, so here it is. I like this method shown on YouTube by Crafticakes7. I’ve linked to her video as well in my video description box. I also changed my pattern to update it for using this method. This video shows me actually sewing a mask with no jumpcuts or edits. Hope it’s helpful! Take care!

MASK 2

MASK 2

Thoughts on Masks & a New Dress Video

Good afternoon, all you in Internet~Land! I have a new video posted showing how to sew the Resinsoul Mi Dress Pattern I posted a while back. I also spend some time showing & talking about the masks I have made, the patterns I liked, and videos that I used. The first videos I used were linked in the April 3, 2020  post where I posted my adjusted pattern. Then I found another video I really liked, and it is linked in the description of the video below. I hope the info is helpful if you’re wanting to make masks as well. Then, I thought it was time to finish up this dress that was ready to sew. Enjoy & take care of yourselves!

My Adjusted Mask Pattern

EDIT ALERT! I noticed a couple errors on my pattern, so I have fixed & updated it!

Greetings! As many others around the world, I have been working on sewing some masks. I watched a lot of YouTube videos, and found the couple that I liked best. I’ll link them below the picture. After sewing, we decided that we liked the fitted masks best, but had a couple of fit issues. I made some tweaks to get the fit we wanted, as well as added some piecing in order to insert renewable filters. Just in case some of you might like easy access to a pattern, I am including my adjusted one here for your convenience. You can just click on the word “MASK” to open the printable PDF file! Stay safe & happy sewing!

MASK

MASK