FREE Lee & Pearl 18″, 16″ & 14.5″ Doll Pattern IF You Hurry!

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For everyone who doesn’t already know, awesome pattern makers Lee & Pearl are nearing release of their surprise new FREE pattern! IF you’re not already a subscriber to their newsletter, you need to do so ASAP because you’ll not only get their newest pattern release, BUT you’ll receive their last FREEBIE, the Gift Bow Dress in 14.5″, 16″ and 18″ sizes, which will be free only until their new Freebie pattern is released!  Also, the Gift Bow Dress can be sewn with just a FAT QUARTER!

Go here to subscribe: https://mailchi.mp/leeandpearl/jointhelist07201

ENJOY!😁

Two-Tone Pocket Tee Update!

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I’ve noticed several visitors looking @ Terrie’s Two-Tone Pocket Tee, so wanted to let you know that she’s added it to her Etsy Store, so please stop by and grab it!  I just realized it wasn’t posted and it’s such a sweet pattern!  Also, check out my Hot August post here, as that pattern is also now available and Terrie will likely add more as time allows.

I’m a bit prejudiced since I did pattern testing for Terrie, but her patterns are truly AMAZING and reasonably priced.

IF you see any of Terrie’s patterns featured here (or anywhere) that aren’t on her Etsy Store, please let me know in a comment & she’ll happily add them.  FYI:  If you click on All Dolled Up @ the far left of any page here, it will bring up all posts I’ve made using Terrie’s patterns and @ the bottom of the page, it will take you to even more.  ;’)

Violette Field Threads: Tops & Shorts Sets: Riley & Lilly; Berklee & Sylvie

Back today with my latest sews from VFT, trying to complete outfits for what I hope to sell this Fall. I had fun with four more patterns.

On the left is my flowered Berklee top, an A-line swing top that comes in two lengths. Since the shoulder ties must both be untied to remove the top, I slightly modified it by enlarging the ties a bit. This makes tying/untying it easier, but I then added a bit of width to the back, cutting it open and adding Velcro. Now even small girls can easily dress their dolls as the knots don’t actually need to be untied. I’ve added pics of both front/back so you can see what I did. Berklee comes with shorts as well in both slim & full widths, but here I paired it with these adorable petal shorts. They are Sylvie and I just love them!

The pink top on the right is Riley, a fun double-layer tank with high front neckline and thin straps for cool summer dressing. I just love the back on this pattern, which includes a double-layered dress length as well! I paired my Riley top with VFT’s Lilly shorts because I thought the added pom-poms were so cute!

Now I need to start thinking Fall for my sewing projects!

Violette Field Threads: Allie Top & Shorts

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Recently I finished this fun Allie top and shorts pattern from Violette Field Threads. I really like the sweet top with the triple pin-tucked bodice front, open keyhole and neckline tie back.

The coordinating shorts truly catch your eye with their unique bow front. Though these shorts have a flat front, the back has elastic for on/off ease when dressing.

We’re nearing the end of our sweltering 2019 shorts-wearing spring/summer here in AZ, but I’ve got a couple more of VFT’s tops/shorts to share with you soon. I’m finishing up some separates that I hope to add to my future first-ever doll clothing sale that’s been cancelled three times already! Thanks for stopping by. ;’)

Avery Lane Fall 2020 Sewing Challenge

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Erin @ Avery Lane Patterns Sewing Group on Facebook challenged us to create the Tea Party Dress View A from Doll Dress Boutique for Fall during a sew-along she held for us. She posted several videos of the steps for anyone wishing to sew along.

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I chose a FAV fabric I’ve had in my stash since 2013, but sadly I’ve now used all but a few small pieces. Erin’s unique skirt detail makes this sweet dress really special. I really enjoyed her sew-along and I love how Lea’s new Fall dress turned out!

I was originally planning to submit my previous Fall dress as my entry, but I’ve now entered this dress. If you have Doll Dress Boutique and would like to join the Fall Challenge, you have until September 15th to post your dress on her Facebook Group, Avery Lane Patterns Sewing Group. There will be prizes awarded to 3 winners, 2 by popular vote and a 3rd random winner.

Avery Lane Sewing: Fall Dress Challenge

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On our private Facebook Group for Avery Lane Patterns, Erin posted a sewing challenge:  make a doll dress, fall-themed, using Doll Dress Boutique, so here’s my entry: FallDress+FringeEmb_20200721_135840

I chose to sew her Princess-Seamed Dress, View D, from Chapter 7 with it’s ruffle-trimmed sleeves.

Erin’s princess-seamed bodice with added piping is perfect to showcase my embroidered fringe flower, using variegated thread to echo the colors in my fall fabric.  Rather than a collar, I simply added piping @ the neck.  While trying to use fabrics in my stash, I’d have preferred a coordinating background fabric other than white for my flower, but these trying times call for just going with what’s close @ hand!

Hoping everyone is staying healthy and safe – sewing is my go-to activity to relieve stress.

Happy 4th of July Eve

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Happy 4th of July Eve from Maryellen & me.  Maryellen’s ready to celebrate simply @ home this year, all comfortably decked out in her embroidered simple top, skirt & tote (no pattern).

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Patterns:

Machine Embroidery File:  Appletotes & Co.

Simple Top:  Sew in Style Book from Avery Lane

Simply a Skirt:  Doll Tag Clothing

 

Hope everyone has a safe July 4th Holiday weekend!🇺🇸

 

Bianca Dress to Beat AZ Heat

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Using my Janome 9900’s embroidery function, I created a small fringed flower that came with my machine.  I specifically chose yellow and silver threads to coordinate with the flowered print in yellow/gray from my fabric stash.

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The bodice of the Bianca pattern from Violette Field Threads is the perfect showcase for this sweet little flower.  Kit’s sure to look fresh and cool in her new summer sundress here in AZ’s desert heat.

Sundress Bonus Pattern

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Me&MyDoll_FInalChalEntry_20200602_123805Erin Hentzel shared this Bonus Sundress pattern with everyone taking part in her FB Avery Lane Sewing private sewing group’s challenge for Me & My Doll 18″ Doll, which just concluded.

I used a tiny-flowered fabric for my outer layer I’d been hoarding for far too long.  It actually contains tiny non-shedding bits of glitter, but my camera didn’t pick that up very well.

Besides the gathered top/waist/bottom edge, velvet ribbon and cotton lace edgings, the straps lace through two loops @ the back for a final unique finish on this sweet sundress.Me&MyDoll_BACK_BonusSundress_20200602_163333

Out & About Shorts by Kristin Wilson Designs

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I had the chance to pattern test this cute shorts pattern for a brand-new doll clothes designer, Kristin Wilson.  This pattern boasts 2 waistband options (gathered or yoga) and 3 hem options (hemmed, cuffed or gathered) and is now available on her Etsy store: KristinWilsonDesigns.  

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Out & About Shorts with cuff and gathered waistband

In addition, Kristin has designed several different mix/match fabrics for doll clothes now available @ Spoonflower:  https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/kristinwilsondesigns.

With all of us ‘stuck @ home’ now,  go check out Kristin’s pattern and sew up several for your doll’s summer wear using  the many options available!