New Etsy Store for All Dolled Up Doll Clothes patterns! ;’)

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Great news:  Terrie’s All Dolled Up Doll Clothes is now open on Etsy, listed there as:  AllDolledUpByTerrie.  She’s offering her amazing patterns for sale as well as her stunning Reborn Dolls!

Last Chance for All Dolled Up Doll Clothes Patterns!

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FYI:  Terrie posted on FB today:  Don’t forget, If you’ve purchased patterns this year, ALL patterns MUST be downloaded by 5pm MST on Tuesday December 31, 2019!!!  Website CLOSES permanently @ 5 PM MST 12-31-19!!!

As you may have noticed, since re-opening my website earlier this year, my patterns have remained on sale at 50% off with a promo code. I have decided to close my website once again. This will take place on December 31st, 2019 by 5pm MST. The GOOD NEWS is, I am putting my patterns on sale even deeper. From now until December 31st, ALL PATTERNS will be 65% off with code LASTCHANCE at checkout. I may be joining Etsy sometime in the near future but I will keep you posted. For now, enjoy the DISCOUNT and don’t forget to download your patterns right away!

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I love Terrie’s patterns!  Several I’ve sewn are posted here (see tag: All Dolled Up), so this is a fabulous chance to get your very own.  Her patterns are very reasonable when NOT on sale, so now they’re beyond reasonable!

Valentine’s Day Dress

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After a recent break from sewing/posting here, I decided I’d stitch up my favorite doll dress, the Tuxedo Twirl design, from Doll Dress Boutique.

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This heart print glitter fabric has been in my stash for years, so it worked up well for Valentine’s Day.  Since I also had heart-shaped buttons in 3 colors, they worked well with the bodice trim, a fav Walmart item I use often when sewing doll clothes.  Hope your Valentine’s Day is sweet!

Me & My 18″ Doll Blog Tour

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Me&My1811340DWelcome to Erin Hentzel’s Blog Tour for her 4th pattern book: Me & My 18″ Doll, featuring matching outfits, accessories & quilt patterns not only for those lucky young ladies (sizes 6 – 12) in your life, but matching ones for their 18-inch dolls in both Book and eBook versions.

I discovered Erin and her amazing patterns about a year ago through her Blog Tour for Doll Dress Boutique.  Previous books include Sew in Style and Doll Days and all are available through her website, through her publisher @ C & T Publishing, as well as Amazon, Joann’s and many book sellers.

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Erin included so many cute designs, it was a hard decision what to sew first from this new book, but I’m thrilled to share my 18-inch doll-size versions of her Lacy Top, gathered Skirt (featured on book cover) and Little Handbag today.  I first made the darling double-layered twirl skirt with its sweet sash, sewn in a favorite Gertie bow fabric I’d been hoarding for something special!  I was thrilled when I found bow trim for Erin’s princess-seamed View A top & decided to sew it to match my skirt.  Then for Lea’s bag, I used matching trim as an accent rather than a ribbon bow (see Erin’s versions below).

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Erin’s Girl & Doll Handbags

NOTE:  Giveaway NOW closed – thanks for all who left a comment!

Please leave a comment on this post by November 14th so you’ll be entered into a random drawing to win your very own eBook version of Me & My 18″ Doll!  Can’t wait to see who wins!

 

Blog Tour Schedule:

Nov. 4 Guest post by Erin Hentzel on  C&T Pub Blog

Nov. 5 Marge Robertson on Mer * made 9

Nov. 6 Dori Troutman on the Red Feed Sack

Nov. 7 Jane Wilkes on Janie Carroll Designs

Nov. 8 Teri Lucas on Terificreations

Nov.  11 Guest post by Erin Hentzel on Clothworks Textiles

Nov. 12 Cherry Guidry on Cherry Blossoms Quilting

Nov. 13 Tracy Mooney & Lori Baker on the Quilting Company

Nov. 14 Erin Hentzel on Avery Lane Sewing

 

Spidery Fun + Upcoming Blog Tour!

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Nanea’s spidery Halloween dress was sewn using a mash-up of Erin Hentzel‘s patterns. After cutting the sleeveless bodice from Doll Days, it needed sleeves.   Doll Dress Boutique provided the perfect elbow-length sleeves and my favorite skirt.  The spidery lace overlay was an accidental find in the clearance bin @ Joann’s.  All rolled up tight, I  had no idea it had spiders until I unrolled it! 😉  Black tulle fringe finishes off both sleeves & skirt and Nanea is all ready for October 31st.

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FYI:  Erin’s newest pattern book, Me & My 18″ Doll, features patterns for Girls Sizes 6, 8, 10 & 12, plus 18-inch doll matching patterns! It will  launch through a Blog Tour on November 4 -14. Erin starts off the fun 11-4 with her post here.  I’m thrilled to be featuring a project I’ve sewn from her new book here on November 5th.  I actually found Erin’s amazing patterns through a blog tour nearly a year ago.

My post on 11-5 will feature links to all the participating blogs.  I’d love to have you stop by and leave a brief comment on my post any time between the 5th & 14th, as it will include a giveaway.

 

Color Me Happy Dress

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A brand-new pattern, Color Me Happy, from Erin Hentzel was just listed in her Etsy store, Avery Lane.  I love the unique little details:  those shoulders, that front waistline, sweet hem band and that truly unique back add-on — so  fun!

 

ColorMeHappy#1_20190920_145557Just imagine all the fun colors and patterns you can mix/match to create your own unique one-of-a-kind 18-inch Color Me Happy dress.  This pattern includes both a sleeveless or cap-sleeve option, plus two different pleated skirts.  I used View B with cap sleeves here.  View A is sleeveless and has mini-pleats all around, plus Erin’s sample includes added fancy stitches on the skirt band, if you want to play with some of those less-used fancy stitches on your own sewing machine for an even-more unique doll dress.

You could opt to use a gathered skirt if you prefer.  However, I urge you to check out the great information Erin provides in this pattern for creating the perfect pleats for both skirts.  Now I need to choose which fabrics to sew a sleeveless, mini-pleat version for my next dress and which decorative stitching to add to my skirt band!

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Fiftie’s Sundress

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After our Doll Dress Boutique sewing challenge ended, Erin Hentzel shared with members of her private Facebook Group this Fiftie’s Sundress.  It’s a modified Modern-Vintage Sundress from her book, Doll Days, which includes an everyday wardrobe for 18-inch dolls.

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This sweet little striped sundress is perfect for Maryellen! Erin’s pattern calls for grosgrain ribbon & bow @ the waistline, but I decided my variegated wide rick-rack was sufficient.

Stay tuned for a new book with more exciting patterns from Erin coming soon — will they only be for 18-inch dolls?

 

 

 

Minnesota Girl!

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MN_Girl_T-Shirt_20190916_155737Today I wanted to share with you my “Minnesota Girl” t-shirt modeled by Journey Girl Mikaella.  She’s modeling briefly before this gets sent off to . . . Minnesota . . . easy guess, huh? 😉

A dear friend born/raised in MN often shares her Journey Girl with her church’s youth group, so when I saw the various State “Girl” embroidery patterns available @ Appletotes, I had to have Minnesota just for my friend’s Meredith.  Now that I’m slowly improving my machine embroidery skills, I can’t wait to share this fun little t-shirt.

Aren’t these little State “Girl” stitch-outs just the cutest?  There will definitely be more to come!  If you’re interested in either doll-size embroidery patterns, sewing patterns or doll shoes/boots, pop into the link above.  If you don’t see the pattern for the State you need, just email your request and David will reply ASAP.