A Mid-Week “Hello!”

I hope you are all doing well out there in Internet~Land! It has been an unusual week for me thus far, with a rough start. My back decided to lock up, so I spent all day Monday & most of Tuesday lying down. Finally, Tuesday late afternoon, I was able to move around a bit. I decided to get a little bit of productivity done while resting on my big, soft chair. My efforts were rewarded with a couple new outfits for the Ella Flex articulated BJD Paper Doll. I have updated the PDF file to include the new additions. Hope you enjoy!

Ella Flex

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

2019 Twelve Gifts of Christmas ~ #9 & #10

Greetings, Internet~Land. Sorry for the confusion on the Blog title last time. I’ve corrected it to read “Gift #8.” NOW we’re at #9 … and #10! Whew! Making these gifts is such a fun whirlwind for me. I’ve been working on these during my break times at work, so that helps a bit. Once we get home from work, I’m usually pretty bushed ~ not really in a good head space to be creative ~ just ready for sleep. Since I’m used to getting up early, however, I was up at 3:00am this morning and just decided to stay up and get these finished. Today’s gifts are another outfit for the Ella jointed BJD Paper Doll and a new Cloak Style Coat Pattern for a 1/3 scale SD size Female BJD. Since this is a very loose fitting coat, it should work for any size or body shape of doll of that scale. It’s getting so close to Christmas, I wanted to include as many gals as I could in this pattern design. I’ll post a picture & the PDF link of the paper doll first, and then the pattern will be below it. The Ella Flex paper doll PDF file has been updated to include the new page. Wow ~ only two more to go! I can’t believe it’s already this close to Christmas Day! Until next time ~ Happy Sewing/Coloring and Happy Holidays!

Ella Flex

Ella Flex 4

BJD SD Cloak Style Coat

BJD SD Cloak-Coat

Showin’ a Mom Some Love!

Hey there, Internet~Land! Just popping in for a quick update. My wonderful daughters treated me to a surprise ~ a new & upgraded camera! Two years ago, they bought me a very nice camera for Christmas. A couple weeks ago, it totally froze. Even with brand new batteries, it would not turn on long enough for the lens to go back into the mount. Fortunately, they included an extended protection plan which covered the original purchase amount. Well, instead of just replacing the current one, they added to it in order to get a different camera. Here’s my happy box opening!

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

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Gift #4

Happy Sunday, Internet~Land! Tonight we have another new pattern for you! If Santa’s helpers are going to be putting in overtime at the Workshop, they’ll need some new overalls to stay comfortable and functional! Yep ~ it’s a BJD SD Female pattern for some bib-overalls and a button up shirt! Feel free to enlarge or reduce the size according to your needs. The PDF file will be posted both here (after the video link) and on the “Ready To Print” page. The video this week is sewing together the Christmas Splendor pattern for Evangeline and 50cm Obitsu (also available on the “Ready To Print” page). Enjoy and have a very happy week!

BJD SD Overalls-Top Pattern

BJD SD Overalls Set

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Gift #3

Hello, hello, Internet~Land! Tonight’s surprise is something for the youngsters! Here we have a Color-Cut-and-Glue Craft. It’s all the pieces to create a cute little girl & boy all dressed and ready to play in the snow. I always recommended my students color before they cut. That way, going outside lines won’t wrinkle the pieces. Once cut, the pieces can be glued or taped together, but I always liked to assemble them with brads, so the arms and legs can move and be posed. Have fun hanging them on the frig or a window! Just click on the link to open the PDF file so you can save or print it!

Snow Buddies

Snow Buddies

Sewing a New Idea

Greetings, Internet~Land. Today I tried something new. I saw a great idea for a “people size” outfit, and decided to scale it down to fit my Evangeline dolls by Wilde Imagination. I was very happy that it fit perfectly the first time! The idea came from a gal on YouTube. Her channel name is: Angela Clayton. She has all kinds of fantastic ideas and tutorials. The one I decided to make is a flower skirt. I loved the way the tulle covered the flowers and gave it kind of a misty look. I did make some small adjustments in how I put it together, since dolls have much less room for bulkiness in the seam allowances. Still, I was very pleased with my results. This week will not have a new pattern, because as you’ll see in the video, the pieces are simply a circle and a waistband. That’s it. Super easy and super fast. I hope it can inspire you to create something beautiful as well. Happy sewing!

Drafting a BJD Male Shirt Pattern

Happy day to you, Internet~Land Friends! Since my custom sculpt BJD arrived & now has an appropriate wig, it is time to make him some clothing. Last time, I posted a video tutorial on drafting my set of Basic Pieces for this doll. Again, he has the Resinsoul 70cm slim male body. Today I will show how I use my basic pieces to design a dress shirt. I will show a photo of the completed pieces below the video link, and the set will, of course, be posted on both the “Free Stuff” overview page and as a PDF download on the “Ready To Print” page. Enjoy & happy sewing!

BJD SD Male 70cm SHIRT Pattern