|Annabelle in her new doll clothes shorts.|
I have been sewing and testing and sewing again working on a jeans pattern for the Australian Girl Doll.
It has been fun playing with the pockets. They look so cute on the finished item. I also had some little studs that I put on the pocket corners.
Surprisingly the belt loops were not very hard to do so I can see they will make a simple embellishment on shorts, jeans or even skirts.
The hardest part was putting the velcro in the fly. I stitched the overlap from the right side so I had to stick the velcro underneath so it wouldn't slip about as I got started. I searched my boxes for my steam a seam but in the end I used some glue dots that I had handy. As long as you only put the glue in the centre where you are not stitching I guess it doesn't matter what you use. You don't want to get your needle gummed up.
Has anyone got some good tips for putting velcro in the fly?
I tried the shorts on my American Girl Doll. They look OK from the front but the waist is a bit big for her.
They also lose that short play shorts look on her shorter legs. I am taking some time to design patterns made to fit the Australian Girl Doll because I think they just look better if they are made to measure.