Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Latest New Doll Clothes Pattern 1851 and 2051 Off the Shoulder

My latest published pattern in my shops is the long awaited Off the Shoulder top that I used when I did the photo shoot for the Skater Skirt. It looks great on the 18" American Girl doll and the 20" Australian Girl doll.

valspierssews doll clothes pattern

valspierssews doll clothes pattern

I think this one was inspired by some fashion photos I saw on the web. I am always looking at ideas I can convert into doll clothes.

This top is beautiful done in a soft jumper knit. The collar falls nicely. I used velcro on the back of mine but on second thoughts I should have used snaps. Much better for being thrown in the toy box.

I tried out the snaps on the T-shirt fabric top. I reinforced the back edges with 3/8" ribbon then stitched on the medium size snaps using my button foot. It was a bit of a trick to swivel around the bump on the top part but anything to avoid hand sewing.

I tried the T-shirt neck with a narrow neck band but I think that this one with a wider neck band looks just right. You get measurements for the neck band in the pattern.

I also made it in 4 way stretch slinky jersey. I gives the top a whole new look. It stretches down over the shoulders for a more daring look as well.

There are two sleeve lengths. The long sleeve and the 3/4 sleeve. I like the long sleeves pushed up to the elbow too.

As with all my patterns you get the title page with links to my blog and Facebook page. You get a file page to use as a divider in your ring binder. You get the Pictorial Tutorial for printing out. This has diagrams. You get a pattern envelope that you can construct to keep your pieces safe.

I have started putting my patterns back on Craftsy so you can get 1851/2051 from both Crafsty and Etsy.



Happy Sewing,

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Prototype for New Pyjamas Pattern

Pretty quiet here today. Just us two this year.
I had a need to fill the time with designing and sewing.
This one is part of a pyjamas collection.

It needs some buttons down the front. I will probably instruct you to put those on before sewing on the skirt. I wasn't sure if I wanted to have it open or not at this point.

The flounce needs to be 3/4" longer.

I have also adjusted the overall ease for the pattern and added a bit more depth to the armhole.

I will be checking the new changes out on a front opening top and my cute yoga cats flannel.
I can see all sorts of possibilities for variations with this one.

It will come with boxer style long and short pants and nighty length flounce and maybe short gathered sleeves. Of course you can add to the ideas by using my 1801 Classic knit tops pattern. The only change I have made to the neckline is to enlarge it to 102% so it would also be possible to add collars from 1804 Round Neck Dress if they are enlarged to 102% as well. You can also have no front opening and put some trim down the centre front. I used my pom pom trim for the cuffs on this one.

Lots going round in my head and some ideas for free things made out of rectangles.

Happy Sewing,