A Bunch of Stuff and a New Hoodie Pattern

Hello, hello, Dear Internet~Land. These days, I’m just not sure about a lot of “stuff.” With the current “conditions” in the world, we have lost two dear ones and have several more in intensive care. Despite this, work continues with constant overtime. Meanwhile, I have more projects that need my attention than I have time. Soooo ~ I’m trying to prioritize correctly and remain thankful for my blessings. We have Heavenly Father that loves and looks after us, family and friends with lots of love and support for each other, a great job with wonderful benefits so that my bills are paid, and all of you who follow and support our little retreat here on the world-wide-web. From this perspective, I can lift my chin and stay positive. Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to come by the Blog here or to watch my videos on YouTube. You are such an encouragement, and I appreciate you so much!

With all that said, one of my projects has involved setting up some new technology. My old laptop is ready to go the way of the dodo. It has come to the point where the battery will no longer operate the machine, and using it while continually plugged in generates quite a bit of heat ~ probably not a good sign. I was able to get a new one, but have now been going through the challenge of selecting what software I want to use. Previously, I was using an older 2007 version, and thought it might be time to update that as well. I tried out a new free desktop layout program for editing my patterns to see if it might me a good alternative to either using my old programs or paying a huge price for the newer ones. I still don’t have a verdict, but in the process of learning, I managed to lose data before making the normal image views that I usually post. As a result, I am leaving the PDF link in an “open” view so you can get a glimpse of the images. Who knows ~ maybe we’ll like this format better anyway. So, as I edit this post and get ready to head off to dreamland, here is a fun and fairly quick Hoodie Pattern for your 1/3 BJDs. Wishing you all strength, wisdom, and love in these turbulent times. Good night & sleep sweet!

Time for Sew and Chat Outfit 2

Howdy, howdy, Internet~Land! This next video will be sewing the Casual Set designed for the Bobobie Apollo SD fella, and other medium size third scale dolls (slim 58cm to 65cm). I’m actually making it for my new Resinsoul 60cm body which is slightly taller than the Apollo. All in all, I’m very happy with how this turned out, and I even made the vest reversible, so I can also use it with the fancier performance set we made in the previous video. This pattern set PDF has already been linked here on the Blog, so just scroll down through the posts to find and access it as a free download! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Just Some Time To Visit

Good morning, Internet~Land. I thought I’d try something different than my normal “tutorial” style sewing videos. I wanted to take a little time to just chat for a bit as we sew something. I revamped the pattern for the Bobobie Apollo suit a while back (the FREE pattern download is in a previous post), and wanted to put it together to see how it will work. I like the outcome. I’m showing it on the new third scale Resinsoul male body, so the legs & arms are a wee bit short (since this new body is taller), but all in all, I like it. I may adjust the shirt and coat to have a broader width in the shoulders, but am happy with how the single pleat pants fit. Let me know what you think ~ both about the improvements to the pattern and the new video style. If you like it, we can do more this way. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week!