Occasion for Celebration!

Happy Saturday, to you all in Internet~Land! This has been a very tiresome, but very happy week. Tiresome because I work long hours away from home, but happy because I’m determined to enjoy life. I was so tickled to see my YouTube channel reach 100 Subscribers this week. I totally realize that not all Subscribers will always stay, but I am celebrating this moment! I enjoyed having some “high-fives” with my friends and family, as well as preparing a new variation to a favorite pattern for you. I love taking time to stop and fully embrace this stepping stone in a marvelous journey. Sometimes life is just hard. Sad things happen. Difficult things happen. Scary things happen. So, I make sure to take notice and be thankful for all the good things that happen ~ the joyful things ~ because they’re always there if I’ll look for them.

To include you in my celebration, I have adjusted the Lacey Light Gown pattern to also fit Wilde Imagination Evangeline, Ellowyne, and MSD sized BJDS. I believe it can also work for the 50cm Obitsu girl. It’s probably not an exact fit, since it is a straighter styled gown, but that allows it to be easily adjusted for a wide variety of dolls. I hope you will enjoy using it. The pattern will be available as a free PDF download through the month of November 2018, and it’s posted for you on my Ready To Print page. Thanks again!

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Continuing the Doctor’s Outfit

Happy Friday, all you friends in Internet~Land. November has arrived! Here in the US Northwest, we are enjoying a beautiful sun-shiny day. The clouds have rolled aside for the time being to give that crisp fall glow to a rainy week. I love living in Oregon. If you don’t like the weather now, just wait a bit, because it’s bound to change.

This week I have had a couple new developments in projects. The first is adding the lined suit vest to The Doctor’s outfit. I have completed the video and will link it below. For some reason, this outfit is being done in stages. I get one piece done, and then get excited for another project. Still, I always come back to make the next garment. He still needs his necktie and suit coat. Then, of course, he will need his long trench coat. I have made many of the Doctor’s coats, but they were all in a 1/4 scale to fit the Tonner version of Doctor Who with the Matt body style. Now I will need to enlarge it for the 70cm fella. My niece made me an awesome 1/4 Sonic Screwdriver, so now I will see if she can make one in the 1/3 scale. That and a pair of 3D Glasses should complete his look. I will post a couple pictures after the video link showing the vest pattern pieces and how the collar variations look when finished. The Free PDF is ready for you on the “Ready To Print” page.

My second project has been researching for my Brother Exedra Industrial Machine. I was doing some test sewing, and the needle (which was small and very, very, very-very OLD) just snapped. I thought, “OK, I’ll just go in to JoAnn’s and get another one.” Easier thought than done. I bought some needles, only to find the shank was too large to fit my machine. So, my next stop was at our local specialty sewing store. It was there I learned that the machine I purchased requires specialty needles. …of course it does… Well, I spent a substantial amount of time searching the internet to find copies of the specs & operator’s manual. I took these back to the store to see if they might be able to order what I needed. I was so glad they actually had some in stock! … that didn’t fit… I spent more time pouring over the paperwork and made a discovery. So, back to the store I went. I learned that even if needles are in the same class, their shank sizes can change according to the particular gauge of the needle. In the end, I needed DBx1, size 16. They also had these in stock, and voila! They FIT!!! Now I’m ready to start working on an idea I had for a unique kind of throw blanket. I’ll probably film my progress to let you know if my idea works. In the meantime, enjoy the vest pattern & happy sewing!

BJD SD Male 70cm VEST

Additional Ideas for the Flower Skirt

Howdy, howdy, Internet~Land. So, last week I had a lot of fun putting together the pink flower skirt for Evangeline. This week I wanted to try tweaking it a bit. I enlarged it to fit a 1/3 scale BJD, lengthened the back of the skirt, added a ruched bit of tulle & beads to the waistband, and used some of my favorite colors ~ black & red. I’m still not sure I like the lengthened back, but I do like the way it turned out. And, as I’m such a softy, I prepared both patterns to post here on the website for any who don’t really like to make their own patterns. The pattern overview images will be posted below the video link as well as on the “Free Stuff” page as usual. I will also post the free PDF files on the “Ready To Print” page for your downloading and printing pleasure. Wishing you all a very awesome week!

Evangeline Flower Skirt

BJD SD Flower Skirt

Wigs, Wigs, & Wigs

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Howdy, all you there in Internet~Land! Well, this was a fun and productive weekend for me. It started by actually having an overtime-free Friday ~ a complete joy! I used it to prepare the last items for my Saturday Doll Show. I spent the day sewing the last of my wigs and then finishing up the rest of the ninja pants I had already cut. The show was great ~ good friends, good sales. Now I have some time to add to stock before the next show in January:

http://dolls4all.com/portland-or/

I hope to finish up all five doll cases, as well as get some more sewing done for the fellas. I was also able to finish editing the wig making video this weekend. The free pattern is already posted on the “Free Stuff” page and the “Ready To Print” page. Enjoy & have a happy wig making week!

Now for Some Hightops

Hello, hello, Internet~Land. This weekend was full and productive. I was able to put together the next pair of SD BJD shoes, finish filming the accompanying video, and then attend & speak at our church’s Ladies’ Conference. It was such a blessing! When I got home, I finished editing and got the video posted to YouTube. Now I just need to make my to-do list of projects to finish this week before the Wagon Wheel Dollers Doll Show this next weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing friend vendors & collectors!

https://www.co.polk.or.us/fair/doll-show-and-sale-0

As usual, I will post a picture of this week’s Free Pattern after the video link, and the Free PDF file has been added to the “Ready To Print” page. Wishing you a wonderful week!

BJD SD Male Hightops

Time To Try Making Shoes

Yep, Internet~Land, it’s just like the title says. I made up a pattern for some BJD boots. They’re not perfect, just a very happy start. One fella booted, and two more to go. Hopefully, they’ll just get better with practice. Still, all in all, I’m very happy with this first set. I think I’ll also draft up a pattern for some high top tennis shoes. Doctor Who needs his red sneakers! As always, I’ll show the pattern pieces below the video link, and the PDF download is available on the Ready To Print page. Enjoy, and happy sewing!

BJD SD Male Boots

Sewing the Soft Whispers Gown

Good evening, Internet~Land! Thank you for stopping by. This weekend, I have a new sewing tutorial for you. I thought my Evangelines (by Wilde Imagination) needed some attention. Since I’ve been working on so many projects for the larger, 1/3 scale BJDs, my poor Evies have been rather neglected. It’s a shame, too, because they wear clothing so well! I decided to put together one of the patterns I posted in the “Twelve Gifts of Christmas” last year. It’s a fun little short dress, great for an evening party or just relaxing in the attic. It may also fit Ellowyne or the new Phyn & Aero Annora. If you’d like to try it, just pop over to my “Ready To Print” page to download the Free PDF file!

A New Look To Sew

Hi, everybody in Internet~Land! Today I have a new pattern set ready for you. I was watching some BTS dance practice videos, and was inspired by some of the fellas wearing cool Ninja Pants. I thought, “Hey ~ I want to make some of those!” So, I did. I showed the first version of the pants in one video, then tweaked the pattern a bit to make the current sewing tutorial video. Then I added another version of the pants that include some front pleats & back darts. I also included a basic tank-top pattern with a slight racer-back cut. The patterns were drafted to fit my 70cm Resinsoul male body, but there’s plenty of room & length to fit the Ipplehouse EID & SID bodies as well (just use stretchy fabric for the tank top). You could go so many directions with this pattern set, so have fun! A photo of the pattern set is below the video link. Just click on my Ready To Print page for the FREE PDF download!

BJD SD Ninja Pants & Tank Top

A New Pattern for Sale

Howdy, howdy, Internet~Land! I got my video done for sewing together the new gown pattern for the Resinsoul 60cm Female BJD, and will be adding the link as soon as it’s done uploading to YouTube. The dress has a dropped back and cap sleeves over the shoulders with a corset style bodice. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and now have the pattern/instructions available for purchase along with two others (photos after the video link). At present, I only ship to the USA for the printed patterns, but can email the PDF versions. This month, the printed versions will be on sale for $9.50 (shipping to USA included) and the PDF versions will be available for $7.00. Just send me an email order with the pattern you would like to:

missysimaginings@gmail.com

I will send an invoice through PayPal to the email address used. I have 100% positive feedback on eBay, with the username: missyaaster  ~ ya, I know it’s a weird username ~ long story. Anyways, I will post photos of the three patterns, and will get that video link posted asap, so you can sew along with me!

PHOTO Drop-Back Gown Pattern

PHOTO Lace Overlay Pattern

PHOTO Daylight Shimmer Pattern

When a Plan Comes Together

Happy day, Internet~Land! I’m feeling quite pleased with myself this weekend. I took Thursday off work, because my daughters & I went up to Portland to see the Jack-Septic-Eye “How Did We Get Here?” tour/show. That meant I had my Friday off as well. Sometimes, when I have extra time off, I just use most of it to rest and “vegetate.” Not so this time! I was able to get TWO videos posted, a new Basic Pattern Set done, AND a new gown pattern for Elliece drafted, cut out, and sewn. The sewing tutorial video has even been filmed; I’m now in the process of editing it. I just love it when I’m productive!

That means an extra post for this fine Labor Day weekend with a FREE pattern set all ready for YOU! I’ll post the overview photo after the video link. If it’s something you’d like, just go to my “Ready To Print” page to download the PDF file. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’ll see I have a couple new Paper Dolls as well. Now I still have Sunday & Monday to enjoy. Wishing you lots of sewing fun & a GREAT weekend!

BJD SD Resinsoul 60cm Female BASIC