Thursday, August 25, 2016

Patterns that will be published soon

Valspierssews
Progress on some new patterns

I have been busy working on the sailor suit and I now have an American/Australian version of the 1920's sailor suit as well as a European style. I have just got to fine tune the instructions and they will both be out very soon. I am just waiting on a customer to check if I have created what she envisioned for the European sailor suit.

Before the sailor suit request I had the seven gore skirt samples sewn up. It has 3 panels in the front and 4 in the back. The centre one is cut in half to make the back opening, hence 7 panels. This design will include the skirt with a waistband as well as a skirt to add to any of the dress bodices in the Snugfit Range of patterns. I just need to do the instructions.

To have a break from the sailor suit I decided to design a dress from an old McCalls pattern.


Source: https://au.pinterest.com/pin/243124079863314370/
It has turned out so cute. I just need to put on the little pocket flaps and the buttons. I will make a few slight changes by making the neck a fraction bigger and flatten out the collar. The sleeves were a bit of a challenge to get the pleats just right to make the sleeve fit into the armhole neatly. I think I will have to make some little white gloves too.

I collect a lot of ideas for doll clothes patterns that I would like to make in my Pinterest Board: Doll Clothes Inspirations.

I am happy to make up requests. Why not have a look through my Pinterest Board and let me know if there is something you would like to have made into a pattern for an 18" doll. The sailor suit was a request and it has been a lot of fun to get the details right.

The girls love getting new outfits.


Happy Sewing,
Val