Hello, dear Internet~Land. Today’s post is pretty simple. Someone asked to see how I thread my sewing machine, so I thought we could take a peek at some machines to see the similarities and differences in how to thread them. Hope it’s helpful!
Hello, Dear Internet~Land! You may be pleased to know I have started on plans for my traditional 12 Gifts of Christmas. Last year presented some challenges in our lives, so hopefully this Holiday Season will be back to normal. I wanted to start the ball rolling with a new craft set of Fall Harvest Faeries to keep full tummies occupied after dinner … or before. Once the pieces are colored and cut, the torsos are assembled with glue and the limbs are connected with brads for full poseability. Enjoy!
Greetings, Internet~Land! Well, amid all the “life” that’s been going on around here, I was able to finish up the sewing video for the footie pajama pattern from the last post. I hope you enjoy this pattern with all its fun possibilities!
Hello, my dear friends in Internet~Land. I’m here with a couple fun projects for your SD (1/3 scale) size BJDs. I had some time away from my Blog during October while when I was getting ready for the doll show. It ended up being a very nice day, and I was happy to display all the projects that I had wanted to get finished. Since then, I have been working to revise the Overalls Pattern Set for the MiroDoll 66cm fella. I wanted to enlarge the pieces a bit to give a little more room in the waist & bum of the pants as well as broaden the shoulders of the button-up shirt. I also made a couple different collar options and three different sleeve options. Hopefully, it will provide a wider variety of looks for your fellas.
The second project was intended to be for Halloween, but it took a little longer than expected to get it finished. This is a Footie Pajama/Costume Pattern Set for the SD (1/3 scale) HuaRong. She has a pretty full figure, so the pattern should fit a variety of 58cm to 60cm girls. This pattern begins with the zippered front footie-pajama body, having both a collar and a hood option for the neckline. The pattern includes kitty-cat ears & instructions for a tail, bear ears & tail, bunny ears & instructions for puffball tail, a ladybug shell pattern, and traceable fairy/butterfly wings. Puffballs and pipe-cleaner can be used to make antennae for the latter two. I’ll try to get out a video soon showing how to assemble the Footie PJs. Thanks for coming by, and happy sewing!
Greetings, Internet~Land! Today I have the second video ready for sewing the button-up shirt that goes with the last post’s overalls pattern set. I ended up doing a bit of tweaking as I put it together, but sometimes that’s how new patterns are. You may need to adjust and alter a little at a time until you’re satisfied with your work. Sometimes I like to leave my “mistakes” or “hmmms” in the video so you can see that these changes (often several) are a very normal part of making a new pattern. If you’re creating something, don’t get sad if it doesn’t turn out how you want the first time. Enjoy the process and learn new things about fitting with each change you make!
Hello, hello, Internet~Land! Now that we have the new pattern drawn and posted, let’s sew it! Beware! This is a very LONG “Sew & Chat” style video, and I tend to ramble on … and on … and on …
Hello, Dear Internet~Land! Today’s post introduces a new pattern set for your slim third-scale BJD fellas. This pattern was drafted for my 66cm MiroDoll guys, which are of a slimmer build. You may have to do a little enlarging to fit the more muscular body types. This set is for a pair of Bib-Overalls and a Button-Up Short Sleeved Shirt. The shirt can be made with a flat one-piece back or a pleated two-piece back, depending on your preference. The overalls can be made in either a full length pant or simply cut them off for shorts. The pieces for a multi-section front bib pocket, back patch pockets, double layer leg pockets, and hammer loops are all included. Have fun and happy sewing!
Hello, hello, dear Internet~Land! After sewing the cute little capris from this pattern set, I decided to make some changes to the pants pieces. Join me in the video to see how you can easily make the same change if you like the more narrow hem as well. If you haven’t yet downloaded this FREE pattern, I’ll add the link to this post as well. Happy Sewing!
Hello, my dear friends in Internet~Land. My hand was finally in a good place to return to work. I started with three weeks of half days, and then moved back to full time. My supervisors were awesome about starting back with work that was easier on my hands before going right back into upholstery sewing. Once things looked like they were back to normal, and I was getting back into the swing of full time sewing, our family got hit with covid. I couldn’t believe it ~ after two and a half years of avoiding it! I’m sure it’s because all the social distancing and mask requirements have been so relaxed in our area. I guess life just moves from one thing to another, doesn’t it? I know this virus hits different people differently, but, boy, was this a gross one! I’ve been down for a week and a half, and truly was not feeling like working on anything creative. I’m finally ok to sit up for longer amounts of time now, and my eyes aren’t sore to the touch anymore, so thought I’d try to get this pattern ready for you.
I did end up adding the embroidered trim to the top of the bodice and then embellished it with some sweet little ribbon blossoms with pearl centers. I also fixed the back of the bodice pieces to include enough overlap for a snap closure. I tried to clearly mark the bodice pieces and place them on the page so it’s easy to see how they fit together. I’ll also include a link below to my video for sewing the bodice pieces together. Enjoy!
Greetings, my friends in Internet~Land! I finished up my latest project along with a video overview on the tips and tricks I used to get the look I want. I hope these hints can help as you design your own gorgeous creations!