Sewing for YoSDs!

Ever since Borry arrived I’ve been excited to sew some YoSD sized clothing. I managed to get started a little bit today and I have my leggings pattern now fairly well worked out. For the waistband in the picture I used the lace frill edge elastics to add a little pizazz I guess…..and they wound up adding more than pizazz in the sewing department. Trying to stretch and sew a tiny waistband is no simple task, so there were some curse words uttered and a dodgy stitch here or there. XP The end result is fine for my Borry, but … Continue Reading →

Latest Project – Unoa Jeans

So, I’ve been working on a pair of Unoa sized jeans, and they have proven to be very frustrating. I am using the Unoa jeans pattern in Dolly Dolly 6 (The coordinate recipe thing). Anyway the instructions have you doing the waistband in a rather strange and fanciful way which I am still trying to wrap my head around. I gave up on trying to do the fly their way and just came up with my own way, which in the end made the waistband pattern piece too short, so I had to cut a new, longer one. My other … Continue Reading →

Sewing Tutorial – Front Jeans Pockets

I always found the front pockets of jean patterns to be the most difficult. My first attempts at making jeans for dolls generally had non-functioning jeans pockets. :p However this is all going to change because I just found a really great little Jeans style front pocket tutorial! Now although the tut is for human sized pants, everything shown can be easily used to make doll jeans. So without further ado here is the link to the tutorial, and I shall be off to create a new pair of jeans for my girl! http://sewinspired.blogspot.com/2007/07/jeans-style-front-pockets-tutorial.html Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post … Continue Reading →

Japanese Fabrics

Last night I was looking at the super cute that are Japanese import fabrics. I wish I had more money so I could buy some because I would loooove to make some super cute doll clothes or plush out of them! I wish we had more of these cute style fabrics here in the US, but no, apparently we are too boring or something. Look, even their straight pins are cuter than ours in Japan! Here are a few links to online shops selling Japanese import fabrics: Reprodepot: http://reprodepot.com/index.html Prices are listed per half yard and are a little bit … Continue Reading →

Skinny MSD Dress – Final Version-ish

Alright, so here’s the final version of the unfinished dress I posted previously. There are things I like about it, and also things I don’t like, but I think this will be the final version that I will try to sell. Anyway I’m going to make a one-off of this using a fabric with a little flower pattern and maybe give it a ribbon waistband and whatnot. Anything I make for selling, I will be sure to post here as well. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on fark Buzz it up share via Reddit Share … Continue Reading →