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.  ;’)

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!

Me & My 18″ Doll “Stay Home & Sew Challenge” Entry #1: Patchwork & Linen Pinafore

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LinenPinafore_20191117_120115I actually finished Erin’s Patchwork and Linen Pinafore back in November and posted a pic on Instagram, but never finished a blog post, so. . . it’s about time!  This was just such a fun sew, as I’d never done anything with 2 1/2″ quilting squares. I serged mine together, but wish I’d also top-stitched each square as well.

Erin’s having another sew-along through April 24th on her Facebook Group Page: Avery Lane Patterns Sewing Group.  You’ll need to join her private group, purchase your own copy (actual book or Ebook) of Me & My 18″ Doll and follow all instructions given in her Announcement of March 12th to be eligible for PRIZES awarded by random drawing.  Those are listed in the announcement, but again the grand prize is a gift certificate for an AG doll!  It’s a great group of ladies, so you’ll definitely have fun.  Erin’s also giving a discount on her individual patterns for those who are sewing masks.  I have most of her patterns & ALL her books — you’ll love them!

I’m not sure how much I’ll share this time, as I’m hoping to amass a large stash of doll clothes for my first-ever craft sale – IF weather and this virus scare ever allows?!

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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!

Last Chance for All Dolled Up Doll Clothes Patterns!

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*** UPDATE ***  This post is no longer applicable as Terrie opened an Etsy store HERE!  Her prices are still very reasonable!!!

 

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!