Boho Blouse for Julie or . . .


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. . . any other fun-loving doll you happen to own.  I think you’ll agree that this adorable Boho Blouse would be a perfect topper for any jeans, shorts, capris or skirt your doll owns.  Hard to believe I’d never posted this, as it’s definitely one of my absolute FAV’s from All Dolled Up Doll Clothes.

AND if you see this before tomorrow (Monday, March 12, 2018), you can use the soon-expiring code: 60off in your cart and get 60% off your ENTIRE CART!!!  How amazing is that???!!!

I pattern tested this blouse and my friend liked it, so I made one for her Journey Girl.  Using the same fabric, but a different Entredeux lace which was a bit wider, I added a wider ribbon.  It turned out cute and all I needed for perfect fit on her slimmer 18-inch doll was to overlap the front a bit more — sooo easy.  Since this is quick to sew, it’s even more fun, and I will be sewing it again!




Amazing Sale @ All Dolled Up!!!

Had to share this AMAZING offer from FB just in case some of you aren’t FB followers:

ALL PATTERNS 60% off, this week only (through Sunday, March 11, 2018).

This doesn’t happen very often so get ’em while you can! Use Code: 60off  @ checkout @

I’ve done pattern testing for Terrie and her patterns are fabulous.  If you look @ past posts here you’ll see just a few of her creations I’ve sewn. Enjoy the sale!

Tenney’s Two Tone Pocket Tee


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Tenney is relaxing today in her Two Tone Pocket Tee sewn from the pattern by All Dolled Up Doll Clothes.  This pattern is on sale through Sunday 2/11/18 for only $1.75 as the Pattern of the Week on Terrie’s FB page.  Considering doll pattern prices today, this is a bargain and Terrie features a different one for sale each Monday! Don’t let her already-reasonable prices fool you, as her patterns are fabulous!

This pattern was in my stash, so I just had to sew it to share.  If you look at my previous posts, you’ll see I’m a big fan of Terrie’s awesome patterns and this one is no exception — between the fabrics you can pair up to that sweet little pocket on the front and the heart-shaped elbow patches on the sleeves, it’s totally fun.





AG Nanea’s Luau Gown


Your doll will enjoy any special event decked out in a gorgeous gown with lots of ruffles, scooped neckline and flowing train!



Luau pattern by All Dolled Up Doll Clothes

Luau is a new pattern from All Dolled Up-Doll Clothes by Terrie and she just happens to be celebrating a birthday this week and has generously offered all her fabulous patterns at 58% off through Friday, October 6th.

Just use ‘Birthday’ as the code in your cart @ checkout to receive your discount.  Since her patterns are already reasonably-priced, this is a great time to purchase!  FYI:  if you follow All Dolled Up on Facebook you’ll see each new pattern as it’s posted, as well as future sales notifications.

If you’re new here or new to Terrie’s patterns, click on my All Dolled Up tag, as I’ve previously sewn/blogged about several of her patterns.  Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment if you wish or have any questions.  😉


AG Nanea’s Picture Day Dress


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Nanea is here and she’s all ready for Picture Day @ school shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and picture-perfect she’ll be in this princess-seamed dress created by the talented Terrie from All Dolled Up Doll Clothes by Terrie.


Nanea’s Picture Day dress

As she says on her pattern, “styles come back around every 30 years or so but this one never seems to have left”.   I’m so glad it hasn’t – just such a classic and beautiful style!  It features princess seams down the front and back, plus you can choose to add optional waist ties.  A Peter Pan collar is the final touch to this 40’s-style dress!


Hot August: 18″ Doll Romper


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A fitting name for a sweet doll romper, especially here in hot, sunny Arizona as we yearn for Fall — that’s Hot August — another amazing pattern from All Dolled Up Doll Clothes by Terrie.


“Hot August” Romper sewn with cotton fabric


“Hot August” Romper sewn w/knit fabric

This off-the-shoulder romper was actually requested by a customer of Terrie’s when she posted on FB needing motivation and asked what patterns customers would like.  It features pockets (if you wish to add them) and a peasant-style neckline in your choice of either a ruffle with wide or narrow trim or sleeves.  Cottons or knits will work for this one as shown in my photos.  Since it slips on easily due to the neck and waist elastic, no buttons or Velcro are needed to finish it.

That’s always a bonus to me as it’s quick to sew! 😉  Please share your thoughts w/me in a comment on this post.























Eclipse August 21, 2017




Logan wearing his memorable 2017 eclipse t-shirt!

This was too FUN not to share — even though I sadly have only 1 faithful follower/visitor (thanks so much, Jen!) that comments or even likes a post — not sure why?  I don’t post often, as I get busy with pattern testing and occasionally need to do laundry/clean house — LOL — but it’s still nice to hear from folks that stop by!  Sooo, if you enjoy this wonderful freebie, I’d love to know with a quick “Like” or comment so I know you felt it was worth my time to post all the links/info — thanks everyone! 😉

For anyone who would like to help their child (or themselves) recall the once-in-a-lifetime event that occurred yesterday, this FREE eclipse logo can be obtained here.

It was posted on Facebook by doll enthusiasts Lee & Pearl, is free and includes logos for all 3 popular doll sizes (18-inch, 16-inch & 14-14.5-inch) all on 1 page, after being tweaked and scaled for dolls by L&P.  Isn’t that just amazing?!  The logo was originally shared by NASA, which is also so COOL!

It can be printed onto heat transfer paper.  Heat transfer paper for ironing onto DARK fabrics does not reverse the image, so you print the image not reversed onto the paper, using a color inkjet printer and inkjet heat transfer paper. It doesn’t work with a laser printer.  Lee & Pearl will even provide a reverse version in their next Newsletter and you can sign up to receive it free here.

An added BONUS for signing up for their newsletter is a wonderful FREE pattern. Their patterns are amazing and fit beautifully!  Several of my previous posts feature some of those other patterns.

I didn’t happen to have any transfer paper on hand, but had Tailor brand Iron-On Quick Fuse Fabric Sheets for ink-jet printers and that’s what I used on Logan’s Unisex T-shirt which can be found here.

Okay, think I included all the necessary info, so please download/share with your friends/family, go visit Lee & Pearl and most of all ENJOY!!! 😉





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I’ve done quite a bit of pattern testing recently, hence my absence here. I wanted to share two sweet new patterns by  Terrie is an amazing designer and her pattern prices are quite reasonable in my honest opinion, plus she often offers 1/2 off!


Jewell, the overdress/jumper pattern, is simply stunning with the clever mid-length skirt designed to show off the details you add to your slip. Underthings, the sumptuous slip pattern, includes the bloomers and can be enhanced to your heart’s content with lace/eyelet trims as well as gorgeous heirloom stitching.  Terrie includes directions for using a wing needle to add your own machine’s heirloom stitches, so you receive a sewing lesson right along with your pattern! 😉


Country Girl


Occasionally I do pattern testing and this is one that I really enjoyed having the opportunity to test, especially since I’d just brought Tenney home:


Country Girl is available @ and includes both the dress and petticoat.  Terrie has a great selection of patterns for both 18″ and 14.5″ dolls, so just click on the category that interests you.  Be sure to check out her Boy Cut Jeans or Button Up Shirt patterns while you’re there. The jeans are on my soon-to-sew list for Logan, as is Show Time for Tenney and the shirt pattern works for both! 😉

I chose a 3.5-oz. Jacquard denim fabric, but can picture this in so many different gorgeous fabrics with it’s sweetheart neckline, gathered sleeves and one of my favorite things – it’s low scooped back:


You can also add more embellishments to your petticoat or keep it simple like mine. It’s easy/quick to sew, but adds so much under the full skirt of this sweet country dress. Whether your doll is the newest singing sensation or just dancing to the latest country hit, she’ll definitely have the perfect dress for the occasion!


Julie’s Paisley Embroidered Dress


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Marcy from my FAV store in Scottsdale, AZ, this is for you (& everyone else too, of course)! Last July, a friend’s GD put this dress on Julie and we went shopping in Scottsdale, where Julie garnered lots of attention. I don’t get to Scottsdale often, so Marcy’s likely forgotten  what I was talking about when I recently mentioned ‘the paisley dress on Julie’.  So hope she pops in & sees this, as I wasn’t expecting to run into her & had no photo w/me that day.

Found this paisley-embroidered batik fabric long ago @ Joann’s in the ‘remnants’ bin. Hubby saw it and remarked that the pattern was too large for an 18″ doll, but I LOVED it. So, after questioning several other ladies @ the cutting counter, I told him he was overruled. Since it was also on sale @ 40% off that day, it was a ‘steal’, as remnants are sold @ 50% the price on that day – LOVE a bargain and those wonderful sewing ladies that encouraged me rightfully to buy it! 🙂  I decided Julie must have a dress out of it and searched my voluminous pattern stash for ‘just the right dress’, which is: Heritage Doll Fashions 70’s Panel Dress sold @

FYI: I always add little notes when I first sew a pattern, as well as reading any available reviews, so want to share that I LOVE this pattern! Last-minute I decided to put in a zipper instead of Velcro and wished @ that point I’d made the bodice lining longer, maybe even lining the whole dress. I just went with it, but for a long time I’ve wished that it fit just a tad more snugly and plan to either re-do this one or perhaps just make another. Secondly, the collar is about 1/4″ too long, but that was an easy fix.

Regardless, I’m surprised I’ve never before shared this fun dress, but if you decide you can’t live without it, do try on your doll as you sew, since all dolls vary greatly in terms of stuffing from Pleasant Company’s originals to today’s modern AG’s. Always wise to ‘try on as you sew’, just like you must with a real person! 😉