Last Chance for All Dolled Up Doll Clothes Patterns!

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FYI:  Terrie posted on FB today:

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!

eBook WINNER: Me & My 18″ Doll Blog Tour

Thanks so much to all 14 ladies who visited, left a comment and began following my blog. It was wonderful to be a part of Erin Hentzel’s launch of her new book, Me & My 18″ Doll, featuring girl-size + 18″ matching doll clothes, accessories and quilted items.

Congratulations to Kathy who was the winner drawn and who’ll soon receive her eBook copy of Erin’s book.

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.

Lace Overlay Tank Top & Jeans

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Finally purchased the Liberty Jane Lace Overlay Tank from Pixie Faire which had been on my Wishlist for waaay too long!  Had to use the same lace fabric as on my well-received t-shirt here and kimono here.  Still love this fabric and it worked well for my tank, along with an orange knit from my stash.

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Since it’s still quite ‘toasty’ here in AZ, Lea’s paired her new tank with Liberty Jane’s Jeans (Jeans Bundle) in a black/gold stretch denim & gold sandals.  Shorts would be nice, but my 18-inch doll wardrobe lacks coordinating shorts!  Don’t believe I’ve ever posted these jeans here, so I’m adding the fun back-pocket photo as well. These were sooo fun to sew!JeansBundle_20190825_184346

Peace Symbol ’70’s Dress

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My sweet doll-sewing friend, Liana, gifted me this fun pattern and I just happened to have the perfect fabric to stitch it in!  Julie was excited to show you her Stevie’s 70’s Dress made using a pattern from Appletotes & Co.  It’s also available for your 14-inch friends as well, and I may just have to add that to my collection!

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I already own several of Appletotes’ embroidery patterns, so once the embroidery machine learning curve is conquered, I really hope (soon) to be able to share some of their unique creations.  Sadly, I already realize that my limitations with my 4″ x 4″ hoop prevent me from being able to buy/embroider Appletotes’ awesome cowboy/cowgirl boots patterns – boo-hoo!  Maybe next year I can add a larger machine to my sewing suite?!  ;’)