Free: Mad for Plaid Cape Pattern

Julie’s all set on this chilly Arizona day to walk Bo in her Mad for Plaid Cape.  This adorable cape is sooo easy and and quick to make that I just had to share it.  Barb’s directions for that sweet rolled collar really makes it nice – LOVE it!  Hmmm, maybe I should try to make a dog coat/cape for Bo too.

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FREE: Mad for Plaid Cape Pattern from Noodle Clothing

Since I know you’ll love it too, please be sure to check out Barb’s Etsy Store: Noodle Clothing as you will be simply smitten with her amazing coat patterns (+ others) in sizes for all your doll friends – your dolls will thank you! 😉

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Snug-as-a-Bug Poncho!

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QT-Pie Doll Clothing Pattern: Poncho available @ Pixiefaire.com

 

Julie and I highly recommend this adorable, easy to sew, quick to complete poncho pattern.  It can also be made with a cowl neckline instead of the split-neck style I chose for Julie’s poncho. As another reviewer stated, I think I may try it with fleece next. As chilly as it is in southern AZ today, I wish I had this pattern in my size!

Don’t forget to go to Pixie Faire again Wednesday afternoon to see what pattern you can vote on for this week’s Freebie Friday pattern give-away too — another great reason to look forward to Fridays! 😉

Julie’s Butterfly Shrug

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I found this cute little knit shrug pattern on Ravelry and just had to see IF it would fit an AG doll. I think it’s beyond cute on Julie, so had to share today (after being absent here for a looong time)!  Julie will be comfy in her little shrug on our Seattle-like day today since it’s in the upper 60’s, overcast and humid!

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Free pattern can be found here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly-shrug-for-dolls

Yarn is Cupcake Confetti by Big Twist purchased @ Joanns. When I saw a sample piece made up, I just had to make something with it for my 18-inch girls. 😉

Camille @ Home Now!

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I had to add adorable Camille, AG’s new 14.5″ WellieWisher’s little blond cutie who loves the ocean, as every ‘mermade’ needs her, right?  LOL!  She also makes a great ‘little sis’ for Kit or even Julie, though their eye color is different, just like mine & my brothers. She’s a perfect size for a younger girl to play with, comb her hair and dress and since her body is non-fabric, easy to care for.  See, I thought of so many reasons why I had to have Cami!  🙂 She can even share Kit’s barrettes!

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Not! for Knit’s T-Shirt with Dress Variation pattern by Forever 18 Inches sold @ pixiefaire.com/

I purchased her @ ToysRUs recently, which is MUCH closer than our Scottsdale AG Place, and couldn’t wait to sew her a new dress!  She need still needs shoes badly, but they aren’t my fav thing to make.  I will one day, as even WW’s can’t wear boots ALL the time and AG hasn’t really come out with any for these smaller dolls yet.  I always wish AG and Journey Girls (TRU) dolls had shoe sets available.  JG’s actually did a couple years ago, but not recently, sadly.  They are very pretty dolls, but all their shoes until just recently (and still available only with outfit purchase) were the same, just different colors and not very exciting.  I prefer to sew doll clothing, but a ‘girl’ just needs matching shoes, after all, and especially sandals here in the desert – sigh!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leave a comment if you wish or if you have any questions!

 

 

Liberty Jane’s Kimberley Tank Dress

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Another fabulous pattern from Liberty Jane Clothing, previously linked here.  LJC remains a favorite and this sweet tank dress is no exception:

I used a tulle fabric embellished with tucks, ribbon, decorative thread and clear sequins for my center front & back overlays.  I’ve found so many fabrics that I want to sew this tank dress with that I may never get them all done!  Of course, I now own so many patterns that I’m sure some will never actually be sewn in my lifetime, but hope springs eternal. 😉  When I make this pattern again though, to save time I’ll likely sew my bodice and lining at the arm openings, rather than using the armscye binding.  I’m glad the technique is included though!  I also love the bias-cut unhemmed ruffles and elastic-loop top button closure.  Lots of great techniques in one awesome little dress!

If you’re visiting Pixie Faire before this Friday 10-21-16, be sure to see the LJC Freebie Friday jacket pattern giveaway to fit: Wellie Wishers/Hearts for Hearts/Corolle Les Cheries – I can’t wait to add it to my collection!  😉

Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit

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Though I didn’t get a decent photo of these outfits, I thought I’d share anyway as an example of what can be done when you’re disappointed or just wanting to save money. My friend tried ordering Grace’s discontinued Sightseeing Outfit on sale, but it had sold out. Thankfully I’d ordered a bit sooner, so off to Joann’s where we found a black/white striped knit for a knock-off version for her GD and I ordered a ‘sample’ piece of black baby sequin fabric for the bodice.  Using white tulle w/sequined circle fabric from my stash, I sewed her skirt that I actually like better than AG’s.

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Can you tell which is which?

Unbelievably, I found identical sandals online (w/Velcro bows to change out in 5 colors) to complete her outfit!  LOVE it ‘when a plan comes together’ so perfectly!

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Iconic 70’s Wrap Dress

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Peplum Top #1031 w/Slim Skirts #1041

One of my fav patterns is Lee and Pearl‘s version of Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic 1974 Wrap Dress which can be sewn in three different lengths, or as a peplum top that’s so fun!

Another version is show below, along with a closeup photo of coordinating earrings, created  per Lee and Pearl’s detailed newsletter directions and valuable links.

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Jewelry directions in February, 2016 Lee and Pearl Newsletter link on main page of Etsy shop

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Go to the Hop

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All Dolled Up is an awesome site offering reasonably-priced patterns, often cleverly named as my title indicates for our 18-inch doll friends and the new 14.5-inch Wellie Wishers that AG recently added to their line-up. Terrie frequently adds new patterns and her 60’s Ruffled pattern includes the best tutorial on using your Rolled Hem Foot I’ve ever tried. Finally, my narrow hems are perfect! If you follow All Dolled Up on FB, you’ll catch pattern sales as well.

After I’d purchased Maryellen, I just had to add this ‘nifty-50’s pattern to my collection and sew it up immediately so she could dance the night away @ the hop!  If you don’t already have a 50’s petticoat, Terrie has a free pattern for this essential piece.

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Let’s Go to the Hop – don’t you just love that neckline?!

 

 

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