A New Basic Dress for Resinsoul Mi

Good evening (and I mean a really LATE evening ~ for me, it’s 11:30pm), Internet~Land! I hope this finds you remaining safe and healthy. If you are experiencing this new viral outbreak first hand, I send love and prayers for your healing of body, mind, and spirit. For those who are still trying to avoid the Corona contagion, my prayers are for your efforts to be successful. Here in the US, the numbers are beginning to climb, and I think it may get worse before it gets better. For the time being, we are still ok and working. To comply with Oregon’s new social distancing requirements, my shift is now starting earlier. It’s not much, but I can really feel the difference, especially when added to the current stress already in place from the whole situation. I was very glad for no overtime, and have spent the greater part of my Friday and Saturday resting.

As I realize how blessed and fortunate I am to still be safe and working, I know that many of you are quarantined and probably feeling very isolated. I wanted to have something for you to inspire and provide a new project for some creativity. My lovely Resinsoul Mi currently has only one gown. Since she has been kind of neglected, I thought it would be nice to give her a new pattern. This is a very basic fitted dress with a pretty neckline and a gathered skirt. You can adjust the length of the skirt to your liking. This doll is quite tall (60cm) and very thin, so I’m not sure how she compares to other sculpts. You can check the Resinsoul website for her collected measurements. I don’t have a video for sewing the dress yet, but will try to get one finished and posted here in the near future. In the meantime, please do your best to stay safe, and happy sewing!

Resinsoul Mi Dress

 

Ella Flex Paper Doll Gets New Clothes!

Hello All in Internet~Land! I had some time today to work on a couple new outfit sets for the articulated BJD style paper doll, Ella Flex. I thought she needed new additions to her set. I have updated the PDF file to include Ella with all of her outfits, so when you go to her file, you’ll just use the same link as before. Enjoy & have a good week!

Ella Flex

A Fun Pattern To Brighten Your Day

Hello, hello, Internet~Land. I hope you are doing well, staying healthy & safe. In these strange days, I just wanted to post something to bring a smile your way. Today I have a new Bomber Jacket Pattern to fit a 1/3 scale BJD. It fits my 66cm Mirodoll male doll, but would also fit other bodies with similar sculpting styles. You can check out http://mirodoll.com/ to compare their doll’s actual measurements with your own dolls. I just know that for me, art and sewing gives a productive way to relieve the mental, emotional, & physical stress that builds up when dealing with the current uncertainties. With recent retail closures and shipping delays, maybe this will give the opportunity to add to your dolly collections in a personal & unique way. Lots of love to you all & happy sewing!

Male 66 Bomber Jacket

Bomber Jacket - BJD - Third Scale

A Bomber Jacket for the 11″ BTS Dolls

Hi, everyone in Internet~Land. I have a new pattern set for you. My daughter informed me that her BTS guys could use a new letterman/bomber style jacket, so here are the results of my labors. I used the Hoodie Pattern that I posted a while back as a basis for drafting this new design. I thought it might be helpful to make a video of my process for those of you who might also like to experiment with tweaking patterns you already have. No worries, though; I won’t make you draw this up yourself. I’m posting the pattern here as well as on the Free Stuff & Ready To Print Pages. You may just need to enlarge it if you’d like it for a bigger doll. Happy sewing!

11inch BTS Doll Bomber Jacket

11inch BTS Doll Bomber Jacket

The Basic Set for MTM Barbie – Reg Body

Hello, everyone in Internet~Land! I hope you are rested from your weekend and ready  to proceed into the new work week with zest! …. Although, I must admit that being at home is always my preference. This past week, I took advantage of some time off and worked on my BJD Peacock Beaded Gown set as well as finished up a bunch of BJD Wigs for my up-coming Doll Show at the end of the month. I’ll leave a couple pics below. 🙂 I also have a new pattern set completed for you Made-To-Move Barbie lovers! This (as you could tell from the title) is a Basic Set from which you can begin drafting your own awesome designs. I produced all three of my 11″ articulated patterns in the same file, so while the new image is separate, the Free PDF file has been revised to include all three sets: BTS Boys, MTM Curvy, & now the MTM Regular. If you’ve already printed out the others and only want the new one, just indicate page 3 in your Printer Options. Until next time, happy  designing!

11 Inch Articulated – Basic Sets REVISED

Finishing Up the Doll Trunk

Hello, hello, Internet~Land. It’s taken a while, but the 9x10x20 Doll Trunk Kit is now assembled and customized. It was an interesting process, but I am ok with how the finished product turned out. I was also able to find a Made-To-Move Barbie in the regular body style on sale the other day, so will soon be posting a Basic Pattern Set for her. Today I have the video ready for finishing up the doll trunk. Enjoy & I’ll check in again soon!

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

It’s Doll Case/Trunk Time

Good morning, Internet~Land! Since January is now passed, it’s time to decide how to store all those wonderful dolly Christmas purchases that have been piled up on my work table! I’ve just finished a video assembling a Vintage DIY Doll Case/Trunk Kit. It turned out pretty cute, and I have plans to customize it in another video. Today’s post is to show how the case went together, it’s measurements, and things I noticed about quality concerns since we are dealing with Vintage aged cardboard. I have mapped out the dimensions, so you know what to expect if you buy this kit or if you decide to cut your own. I will post a picture of the measurements below the video link, or you can print them out to keep for reference by clicking on the PDF. I hope this info will be helpful to inspire your dolly creativity!

9x20x10 Doll Case Layout

9x20x10 Doll Case

Basic Sets for 11 Inch Dolls

Hello, Internet~Land! In view of the 2020 Grammys’ Award night, I have a new pattern set that would seem to match the occasion! I’ve had several requests for Barbie size patterns, so here is a combo set of Basic Pieces for the Mattel Curvy Made-To-Move Barbie and the new line of BTS fellas. Given that BTS is performing tonight at the Grammy show, and it’s an evening of music and dance, this pattern set is a perfect fit for tonight’s post. I do not currently have the slimmer figured Made-To-Move girl, but will add a Basic Set if/when she is added to my clan. I’m also thinking of making a Basic Set for the Doctor Who doll I got for Christmas. Perhaps I will make those together. For the present, however, I’m hoping this set will be helpful, as these two particular body styles don’t seem to have that many patterns or clothing options available yet. Enjoy!

11 Inch Articulated – Basic Sets REVISED

11 Inch Articulated Curvy & BTS - Basic Set

A Feathery Surprise

Greetings, my friends in Internet~Land! I hope you are well and thriving in this new year! I have embarked on a very detailed project to begin my new century, and it may just take the entire century to complete it … but I hope for the best! I have started on the peacock gown for my new BLUE MiroDoll 70cm Iris. I’ll add a photo below of the work thus far on the first sleeve. As I mention in an up-coming video (which I will link when posted), I will have a total of 14 or 15 pieces that need to be beaded on the overlay part of the gown. I wanted a new project that would be challenging and fun, so I hope it turns out to be as lovely in “real life” as it is in my head. So far, I’m very pleased.

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To accompany this formal gown, I thought it would be fun to have a casual, every-day look that would come from the same inspiration. That is the pattern I am posting today. It will fit the same doll, but have more of a flirty vibe to it. I envision the set to include black lace leggings and black lace long sleeves on the dress. I’m not entirely sure why I sew with so much black. … I suppose I must attribute it to the fact that I am of “Winter” coloring, and absolutely love bright jewel colors contrasted with black. In any event, I have the pattern ready, and hope you find it useful in your creative ventures!

MiroDoll 70cm Peacock Dress-Vest-Set