A Blouse for the Suit!

Hello, Internet~Land! Well, it’s been another busy week. That’s good, I think. It keeps me out of trouble … except for the online shopping I did … . But, I still think that’s good, too. I purchased a Granado Pancho head and a 66cm Mirodoll body to go with him. Now I’m just in the midst of the “waiting game.” In the meantime, I drafted a sleeveless blouse for my SDs to wear under the suit coat of last week’s pattern post. I thought that if my gals happened to be in an office when the AC went out, they might need a top in order to shed that warm jacket. So, here it is. It will have a straight little band collar and feature some sweet little gathers in the center at the neckline. I will probably attach a gem of some kind right at the top where the gathers touch the collar.

I’m not sure if I’ll have time to make a sewing video this week, as I’m still in the middle of getting wigs ready for the show next week. Will post a link to the show info along with the new pattern. Enjoy!

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

BJD SD Sleeveless Blouse Pattern

 

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Adding a Couple Revisions

Good evening, Internet~Land. While pondering on my last skirt pattern, I decided to add some revisions to make it easier to insert the little triangle flare pieces. Now they can just be sewn to the front & back pieces, then sew the side-front pieces to the front and the side-back pieces to the backs before sewing the side seams. The original facing pieces & little triangles should still work for this revised version. … ok ~ now my brain will stop thinking & let me get some sleep. Chow!

BJD SD Female Suit – Revised Skirt Pieces

BJD SD Female Suit - Revised Skirt Pieces

A New BJD SD Female Suit

Good evening, friends in Internet~Land. I hope all is well with you this fine September night, and that you are happy today. I’m sitting here with my sweet Tom-Cat, Salem, and am hoping you have had a day as restful and contented as mine. It’s been slow and relaxing, which was very much needed. I just love it when we get our whole weekend. I still have a Saturday tomorrow! Today, I was able to get a new pattern finished up for you, as well as a video showing my drafting process. Hopefully it will inspire you not only to print & sew the new featured pattern, but to try creating some new patterns of your own as well!

In other news (before I insert the pattern & video links) ~ I will be hosting a Vendor Table at the Cross Roads Doll Show on September 28, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Click the link below for more information, and perhaps I will see you there!

Portland, OR

BJD SD Female Suit Pattern

BJD SD Female Suit Pattern Set

Family Time

Good Sunday, Internet~Land. I’m so happy to say that we are going to be enjoying some time off for a family vacation! My daughter and I work at the same place, but in completely different departments. When looking at the calendars for both of our areas, BOTH of us were actually able to get the exact same week off for our vacation time! Over the next week, I will be working on some new patterns, wigs, and perhaps some new paper doll selections (since I haven’t done any for AGES!) However, I didn’t want to just leave my internet friends without a fun “see ya later!” So ~ I have a short video to show my latest project (finished just in time for this vacation), as well as a new pattern. Enjoy, and I’ll see you in a week or two!

BJD SD Wedding Gown

BJD SD Wedding Gown

A Little Black Dress

So, Internet~Land, today we’re putting together a fashion classic ~ the little black dress for an SD BJD. I posted the pattern last week, so you can find it by scrolling down to the previous post or by looking at the photo on my “Free Stuff” page. If you decide to give it a try, just go to the “Ready To Print” page to download the free PDF file. I had fun sewing the new pattern today, and it turned out just as I envisioned it in my head. I’m quite happy that it was easy to put together and fits my doll well. Hopefully it will be a new staple addition to your doll’s wardrobe as well. Enjoy & happy sewing!

Hello Again!

Pleasant greetings to all my friends in Internet~Land! I hope you are well and happy this fine August evening. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are coming into the hotter part of our summer. It’s still bearable with a fan in the window, so I have not had to insert the air conditioner unit yet. We’re fortunate to enjoy the Pacific Coast breeze in the evenings, so it cools down our house and makes the nights more comfortable. Though I really miss having my summers at home (as I used to when I was teaching), I’m still enjoying the nice weather and looking forward to an up-coming camping trip with family.

To prepare for some time away from the internet, I’m working on some new patterns for you. Today I have a fun pattern for making doll clothing hangers as well as a sewing pattern for an SD size BJD “Little Black Dress.” I hope you will find these two projects inspiring and fun. I will post the photo views of the patterns after the video link. Enjoy!

Doll Hanger Pattern

BJD SD Little Black Dress

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