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I’m not sure why my videos & posts always seem to be finished so late, when I really should have been in bed sleeping HOURS ago. I actually do work on things during the day. Maybe it’s just because I don’t want to wait another full day before I can post it. So, here I am, saying both “hello” & “good night” as I add a new pattern & video for your sewing enjoyment. Sleep sweet!

BJD SD Kimono Set

BJD SD Girl Kimono Pattern Set


BJD SD Turtleneck Shirt

Hi, everybody in Internet~Land. Now that I’m happy with my ninja pants pattern, I thought I needed to add a nice casual top to go with them. This is a pretty easy pattern with lots of ways to “change it up.” You can make the collar more narrow, lengthen or shorten the sleeves, keep the back open or sew it up, or add more length to the hem. It’s a good base pattern from which you can create your own special look. The dolls I’ve tried it on are a 70cm Resinsoul Long and a 68cm Mirodoll Rain. The pattern should be easily adapted to dolls that are both smaller and larger. Hope it’s helpful in your designing endeavours!

Pattern – BJD SD Turtleneck

BJD SD Turtleneck

Having Fun with Dolly Corsets

Here in the U.S., we are about to enjoy our Independence Day holiday on July 4th. I am so excited to have a wonderful mini vacation ~ FIVE days off! It’s not that I have a lot of mighty events planned, but I just LOVE being home! We will spend some time with family on Thursday, but the other days, I will just get to relax and have some fun working in my yard … or sleeping. To celebrate the occasion, I have a different kind of video & pattern set ready for you. Usually, each pattern I post is for one particular type of doll at a time. Today, we’re blowing out all the stops! This set features THREE kinds of corset patterns, each designed for THREE different dolls! That means NINE patterns in one set! In my video, we will put together four corsets. So, strap on your wrist-wrap-pin-cushion, because it’s time to get sewing!

Corset Basics Pattern Set

Corset Basics

Making Something “Good” “Better!”

Hello, hello, friends in Internet~Land. I’m not sure why my posts and videos always end up being finished way too late on a Sunday evening. I think it’s because my subconscious is trying to avoid the knowledge that the sooner I go to bed & go to sleep, the sooner I will have to wake up and go back to work. I just LOVE being home!

Oh, well, in any event, I have a new updated pattern & video for you. I was wandering through some of my facebook groups this week and came across an excellent idea for a waistband on the BJD SD Ninja Pants. I thought, “I just have to give this a try!” Low and behold, I love how it worked. Improvements are always a good thing. Soooo ~ I drafted up a pretty version of my brown paper pattern so I can post it here for you to try. Enjoy & happy sewing!

Pattern – BJD SD Waistbanded Ninja Pants

BJD SD Waistbanded Ninja Pants

Gum Box Video Complete!

Hi, everybody in Internet~Land! I have now completed & posted the “how to” video for making the cute little dolly cases. I’ll include the pattern link in this post, as well as a link to the video. Wishing you tons of fun as you craft & sew!

Gum Case

Gum Case Re-Imagined

Good morning all you wonderful people out there in Internet~Land! Here in the U.S., it’s Memorial Day weekend. I’m enjoying the knowledge that Monday will be spent at home. Today I slept until 6:30am, which was delightful compared to my usual 3:30am alarm! Upon awaking, I sorted the laundry for the wash-house (since my own washer died), and have finished up theĀ  formatting for this new little pattern. It’s a fun way to use those empty chewing gum cases for delightful dolly accessories! Now your dolls will have a new type of case/purse/attache’ to carry their most valuable treasures. I’ve only finished the prototype thus-far (pictured on the right), but I am still going to make more. I’ll play with it and tweak it as I go if needed. The pattern is designed to have some edges turned over/hemmed (shown by dotted lines), but if you want the edges to be flat and smooth, you could skip this part (trimming off those edges as long as your fabric/leather does not ravel). In any event, it’s just a place for your own creativity to begin! I’m working on a video to walk through the assembly steps. I’m in the process of replacing my good camera which suddenly died last week, so hopefully that can be done this weekend. If not, I’ll try using one of my older cameras to get that ready for you. In the meantime, here’s the pattern so you can start building!

Gum Case

Putting Together the Ruffle Dress

Hello there, Internet~Land. This week I’d like to wish all you moms out there a spectacular evening on this fine Mother’s Day. I have a new video ready to post for sewing together the Ruffle Dress from the last pattern I posted. As I was preparing to sew it, I realized that my dolly would need something ready to wear UNDER the dress, since the fabric is extremely sheer. That led me to drawing out & sewing the cute little slip for her. I am posting the new pattern for the slip, and it also includes a couple variations for bras & undies. I suppose the pattern could also work for a swim suit. Anyways, I will add the new video to this post once it processes on YouTube, and for now will leave you the link to the new pattern. Here’s wishing you a spectacular week!

BJD SD Underwear Pattern

BJD SD Undies

Stopping by with the New Video!

Hello, Internet~Land! I just wanted to pop in to post the link for the video I mentioned in the previous post. I was able to get it completed, and wanted to post it before I head off to sleep. I have a very busy work week coming. I was afraid that if I wait, it may not get posted until next weekend. So, here it is! Links to the new pattern can be found in the previous post as well as on the “Ready To Print” page. Wishing you all a very happy, peaceful, and productive week!

Getting Back in the Swing

Hello, hello, Friends in Internet~Land!

Well, I’m starting to get back into the groove of productivity. I have a new video all filmed (it just needs to be edited), I have a new BJD pattern set finished, I’ve won the most recent battle with ANTS in my house, AND I’m enjoying the task of beta reading/editing for a wonderful new & up-coming author! It was a very long couple weeks, but the Lord is always good, and the breather was very refreshing. My family member came through the first surgery well, and will soon move into the next phase of treatments. The funeral for my friend was very nice, and we got to see some dear friends who traveled to be here. We’ve had good reports from the other friends, who are hanging in there one day at a time. So, I guess that’s where we are. All in all, life moves along with both its ups & downs. Thank you for your support and kind comments here, on facebook, and on my videos. You all are so thoughtful, and it’s much appreciated.

Now, on to our dolly joy! The video I’m working on shows how you can use “people patterns” to make patterns for dolls. This set is from doing just that. It’s from an old pattern of mine, but I’m not sure just how old it is, so to avoid potential problems, we’re simply calling it the “ruffle dress.” It’s a loose fitting dress that can be either tea length or full length with a full, flowing, ruffled skirt and sleeves. I reproduced the pattern for both 1/3 SD and 1/4 MSD BJD sizes, and it should work for a very large variety of body shapes due to the loose fit. I will post the link & picture here as well as on the “Free Stuff” and “Ready To Print” pages. Hopefully the “how to” video will be edited and posted very soon, so stay tuned for that. Again ~ thanks so much for all the love & right back at’cha!

BJD Ruffle Dress Pattern

BJD Ruffle Dress Pattern