Previous links in posts for All Dolled Up Doll Clothes DO NOT WORK due to Terrie’s recent retirement, but most patterns are now available through Craftsy and she will continue adding patterns until all are available there! ;’) Any patterns not yet on Craftsy are for sale through her Facebook Page. Enjoy! ;’)
My first sarong for the My Doll, My Style Sew-along was made with a tropical print that blends well with my turquoise/white fringed swimsuit. Then I found beaded ribbon trim I’d had in my stash forever to use as my edging, so it’s now my FAV sarong. I’ve used more beaded trim for an up-coming item or 2, so you will see it again! 😉
Next, I had to find fabric to make a sarong for my gold/black rose-trimmed swimsuit & cover-up in my last post. Luckily, the gold/black fabric was just large enough to work for a sarong. I left it untrimmed and simply hemmed it, which I think looks fine also. The third sarong is obviously the same fabric, but with pompom trim – having a lot of fun with this simple-to-sew pattern from Anna’s book!
I’ve been so busy planning my next pieces for this fun sew-along that I realized I’d never posted Week 2’s Cover-ups, other than the black/gold one in my previous post here. SOOO, here are my others, both adorned with pompom trim:
I wanted to play some more with the fringed swimsuit pattern (which I LOVE) and going for a more ‘glam’ look, I used gold metallic swim Lycra, along with a black/gold-flecked mesh rose fabric from my stash, modeled by Tenney. I like the outcome, especially the fun cover-up for Week 2, which I’m a bit obsessed with sewing at the moment! 😉
The fun part of having Anna Allen’s book, My Doll, My Style – you can sew any item at any time and enter her sew-along as little or as often as you wish. Her book is available @ favorite booksellers and her sew-along lasts through November, including all 20 patterns for sewing a modern 18-inch doll wardrobe downloadable online from her book. Following her cover-up is an adorable sarong!
Yes, it’s time for another sew-along. Anna’s sew-along features her book, which includes a link to download 20 patterns. I was lucky enough to have won it recently, along with some fabulous products from Therm-o-web!
The sew-along will include all 20 patterns in the order in which they appear in the book. All sew-along information is available here on Anna’s blog Doll-it-up, and her first post today is all about the adorable Fringe Swimsuit featured this week:
Anna’s modern patterns are very cute and she’s giving monthly prizes as well for all participants! Anyone is welcome to join in for as much as you’d like at any time.
What a fun and very challenging sew-along this was with all its many pleats, but I feel I learned a lot, all while having fun! For the final week of Jen’s sew-along, I liked her blue/white sample (sewn for her American Girl) and when I spotted this pindot fabric in my stash, I had to use it for my Rainy Day dress. Added the ‘dotted’ white buttons from my stash, though I wish they weren’t shank buttons.
If you’re reading this and would still like to enter, you have until this coming Sunday, June 24th @ midnight (MDT) to complete your dress and add it to the Flickr site here.
I re-blogged Jen’s Final Sew-Along challenge post for 2018’s Sew-Along just below and she’s given us until Sunday night June 24th to complete the finale. Since it contains many pleats, including a curved one on the bodice and tucks on the sleeves, it’s great to have a bit more time! 😉
I wasn’t particularly happy with my Week 3 sewing/trim/fabric, etc., so hadn’t posted it before. We had an unexpected death in my family and I couldn’t deal with what displeased me, but it’s here with all it’s imperfections today, along with my Week 4 entry in mint green.
Pleats were quite a bit easier this week! I added my own spin by placing the bodice gathering at the sides instead of in front between the pleats. It’s probably not ‘period correct’, but I like the result. Hope you’ll join in on Jen’s final sew-along this next 10 days!
Final Sew-Along Week and (you guessed it!). . .more pleats and even a few tucks to challenge you, plus a bonus extra 3 days to complete this one. . .
Good morning and welcome to the last week of the summer sew-along!
Today is the last day to get in your submissions for the Boating Dress to get the free accessory pattern! If you missed the pattern it’s available now on etsy here
Yes, that’s the new AGAT Elinor, isn’t she stunning? It was a looooong wait but worth it, I decided after a quick photo shoot this morning. I was thrilled to find she is pretty in real life AND photographs really well too. For me, one major key for good doll photos is eye placement and how well the eyes seem to “look” into the camera at you. In the photo above I had an assistant holding up a big piece of batiste to block the intense sun where it hit her, but in the one below she was just in the shade:
The hat she’s wearing…
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Who’s up for more pleats in Week 4?
Reminder: Today is the last day to get your entries in for last week’s seaside costume and the accessory pattern (shoes) will be emailed tomorrow. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the links!
Wow, are we already a month into this? It has been one of the most stressful sew alongs for me because of the resizing and accessory patterns – kind of like getting 3 blog posts done every week! It’s been probably the most challenging sewing-wise too, and I’m thrilled to see what everyone has done! I’m not linking here, because last week when I put in tons of pix from Flickr it somehow tripped a spam filter and wordpress took the blog offline. Wow, that was terrifying!! So, I’ll just direct you here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2825314@N20/ to see all the exquisite work everyone has done!
The Ramble pattern is ready now in both sizes here:
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Oops, posted my photos this AM of my Week 2 outfit (next post down) and forgot to Reblog Jen’s post.
Reminder: Today is the last day to get your entries in for last week’s Ramble costume and the boot pattern will be emailed tomorrow. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the links!
Oh my goodness…you did SUCH a nice job on the last two weeks of costumes!
I urge you to go see everyone’s work here, I’ll just link a few examples:
The safari hat is just perfect! This is by Juliette Auckland
The contrasting fabrics are such a nice touch here in this costume by sewbig
Check out the amazing pleats on the skirt here by slpslee
It seems to have resized just fine for smaller dolls too:
(By Helen Webb)
There were so many beautiful things from the first week too:
like this modernized version by Alison Moreton
This one by quickdrawannie
and beautiful lace on this one by catknapp
This week is an…
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I’ve hoarded this honey-colored linen fabric for years, but knew I had to use it for this challenging and detailed Edwardian Ramble outfit for WrenFeathers‘ annual Summer Sew-Along this week:
With her red hair, A Girl for All Time’s Clementine seemed perfect to model this historical piece. I’m not thrilled with how the center back pleat looks on my skirt, but imagine given more time & lots of math, I could improve my pleating skills?! ;’)
Jen’s pattern w/included AG size pattern pieces will be available within a week @:WrenFeathers’ Etsy Store!
To see all Summer Sew-Along participants’ photos on Flickr go here. Enjoy! 😉
Up for this challenge? Hoping I’m up to it! 😉
Reminder: Today is the last day to get your entries in for last week’s garden party dress and the accessory pattern will be emailed tomorrow. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the links!
This week is an Edwardian “Ramble” Costume!
Are you up for a challenge? Do you love making pleats and sewing on tiny buttons? This is the outfit for you! 🙂 If your pleat skills are a little rusty, check out the guide below!
Because this week’s outfit is challenging, I’ll tell you in advance the associated accessory pattern for this will be the boots you see on Nisha, which will work for that size foot only. If you’re shrinking the patterns and sewing along with a 13”-14” doll, these are similar to the boots from the French Fashion Doll series and that size pattern is here. Pleats don’t always enlarge-reduce correctly, so you might…
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