I Think July 2020 Is BJD MSD Month!

Greetings to all my friends in Internet~Land! Lately, I have had several requests regarding MSD size BJDs. I must confess, I don’t design or sew much for this size, as I am more partial to the larger SD size dolls. Most of my 1/4 scale projects have been for the Tonner 16″ fashion doll bodies. Fortunately, many of these clothing items have been able to transition to the BJDs pretty easily. After taking a look at the thickness of my SD files in comparison to the MSD files, I thought this could be a fun project for the month of July. So, buckle-up all you MSD lovers ~ FUN is coming your way! To start off the list, we will begin with this cute little Puff Sleeve Dress designed for the ever-so-fabulous Minifees! If you have a different style doll, just be sure to check measurements at the shoulder width, bust, and waist to make any needed adjustments. The lace overlay pieces are, of course, entirely optionable, but I thought they could add a more fancy look to the design. As always, stay healthy, safe, and happy sewing!

A Quick Holiday “Hello”

Greetings, Internet~Land! For us here in the US, it’s the Independence Day weekend, and I am very happy for some extra time at home. I’ve been working on some SD (1/3) faux fur wigs in new colors, and have them available in my ebay sales (user/seller name: missyaaster). I’m sorry that at present I only ship to the US, but I do have the pattern available for you to make some yourself. I make sure the fur falls in the directions of the arrows for a more natural hairline when cutting the fabric. Then I hand-stitch a 1/8 to 1/4 inch hem and insert an elastic band into the rim for a snug fit. In the midst of all the craziness in the world right now, I wish for you love, health, safety, and creativity to have happiness in your circle. Much love!

A Hanbok Pattern Set for the BJD SD Ladies

Greetings, Internet~Land! I wanted to come today with a surprise pattern set. The last set was for the fellas. This one is for the SD (1/3) size BJD ladies and has pieces to sew six different garments. The clothing items include a shirt, an underskirt, an overdress, the cropped coat, stockings, and shoes. I liked putting together these pieces and made the video below to show my sewing process. It’s a longer one, so grab a beverage & snack and get comfy! I hope you’ll have as much fun sewing this set as I did. Just click the PDF link to get your free copy of the pattern and enjoy!

A New Hanbok Pattern Set

Greetings, Internet~Land! I hope this post finds you safe, well, and happy. Today I have a new BJD pattern set, and it’s actually pretty extensive. I haven’t posted a set with this many pieces in quite a while. It is designed for the MiroDoll 66cm male body, which will be modeled in the video. If you have a fella of similar size, it should work ~ just be sure to check the measurements of the pieces against your doll. The set includes pieces to make a shirt, vest, coat, pants, stockings, shoes, and two hats (though one hat pattern will need some adjusting as I mention in the video). All in all, I am very satisfied with how everything turned out, and I’m happy to be able to show you all what the finished products look like.

Working on a Doll Trunk & a New BJD Coat Pattern

Greetings, Internet~Land! I thought it was time to finish up some old projects, one of which is this Black Rose Doll Trunk. I also have two others to finish, but decided to film a bit of this one’s process. As my ebay listings state, each part of my trunk is hand measured, cut, and assembled. No kits here! I’m always pleased with how this design finishes. I’ve been tempted to make one of this design for myself!

Along with the new video is a new pattern. This Long Coat fits the Mirodoll 66cm Male BJD. (You can view the pattern image below the video link.) So sit back a spell to see this trunk come to life, and then grab your copy of the Long Coat pattern. Happy Sewing!

Let’s Sew a BJD Wig!

Yes, Internet~Land, it is finally time to address the subject of BJD wig making (or any kind of doll wig making for that matter). I have used my Third Scale Wig Pattern to make the head-cap, and then used the hair from a Halloween costume braid that I bought at Wal-Mart for $2.98. All in all, a great price for the result! I hope this will be helpful for you as you step into the realm of BJD hair design. I’ll add the link for the Wig Pattern here as well as post the new Harem Pants Pattern to fit the Mirodoll 66cm Male. I’ll also post pictures of each below the video link. Happy sewing & happy hair dressing!

Mirodoll 66cm Male Harem Pants

Doll Wig Patterns

Trying a New Pattern for BJD Wingtips!

Hello, all my friends in Internet~Land! I have a new shoe pattern for SD size wingtip shoes. This pair was made to fit my Mirodoll 66cm male BJD. His feet are 3″x 1 1/8″ (or 7.8x3cm). My previous patterns all turned out bigger than I would like, so I am happy that this pattern finally fit just how I wished. When making this pattern ready for scanning and printing, I adjusted the shoe to fit either foot for easier construction. If you would like to alter it to look more left or right, feel free to do so. When I make the soles, I use two layers of thick Dauphine vinyl for the sole, and another two layers for the heel. I glue the center of the soles and heels, keeping the glue away from the edges. This made it easier to sew them together without the worry of glue gumming up my needle and machine. Then I glued the heel to the sole in the center of the heel. These layers were then sewed together as I also sewed the shoe top to the sole. Once again, keeping the glue in the center made it easier to sew without having to push my needle through hardened glue. All in all, I am really happy with how they turned out and will be making more for my other fellas. Enjoy!

SD BJD Wingtip Shoes Pattern

Making Easy NO IRON Bias Tape Ties

Welcome, Internet~Land! Today, I have to admit to one of my own short-comings. I’m a bit on the lazy side. If I can find a way to eliminate steps in a process, you can bet your boots I will! Today I’m posting a quick video showing how I like to fold and sew my bias tape ties all in one easy step … without using the iron! I introduced my little Bias Tape Folder Sets a while ago, and I will be using this tool as I sew. I’ll link the PDF for the Folders below in case you haven’t printed your copy yet. Just click on the pink link to open. Hope it’s helpful!

Bias Tape Folder

A BJD Baggy Sweater!

Hi, everyone in Internet~Land! I hope you are well today. I had some extra time this week, so am able to get this new pattern & video out to you sooner than planned! How often does that happen???? Two of my BJD fellas have the newest bodies, so don’t yet have a lot to wear. They are currently wearing some harem pants and tops made for the taller 70cm Resinsoul Long body. They do have their own jackets (though unfinished), so I decided to put together a new over-sized sweater. It’s funny to me how they’re wearing Long’s pants, and now the baggy sweater designed for them will, in turn, fit Long also. (heeheehee!) The pattern features the pieces to make the sweater in the video with additional options for a shorter length of both the sweater hem and sleeves. Well, without further ado, here you go!

Male SD BJD Oversize Sweater

Male SD BJD Oversize Sweater

Making Bias Tape

Hi, everyone in Internet~Land! I hope you are doing well during these very stressful times. The long lasting effects of the Corona virus are still spreading to every corner. Businesses all over the world are closing, down-sizing, and/or making drastic changes in their organizational structures. We are feeling it here, too. I have only a few weeks of work, before I will be home for an extended period of time. Yet, through all of this, people are banding together in order to help where they can. One of the most widely spread projects is sewing fabric face masks. My last post included a free PDF of the pattern I like best with a video on how I put them together.

This brings me to today’s subject. I know many sewing supplies (like elastic and bias tape) are in short supply. As a result, I have been burning my fingers with the steam iron as I make my own ties. This led me to the search for a bias tape maker. Though I was able to find some and order them online, I’m not holding my breath for their arrival! In the meantime, I thought I’d try my hand at making a way to fold my fabric more easily and quickly with less risk to my poor fingers. Hence, today’s attachment. This is just a quick little helper for you to fold and iron your own bias tape while you’re waiting for the  “real tools” to arrive.  Just click on the pink link to open the downloadable PDF file. I hope it proves to be helpful!

Bias Tape Folder

Bias Tape Folder