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Friday, November 7, 2014

Teknikal Difficulties

We're moving again, so it's going to be about a week or so before this page is back up to full speed!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Deeper into the Rabbit hole!

I started researching the larger scale dolls, and I learned that the best seems to be Volks.

So, being me, I ordered a few of them to be able to work out patterns.

Yowsa, these things are the opposite of inexpensive.

This is actually the first edition of the Dollfie Dream series.
I got it reasonably priced off of eBay and I'm going to completely restore her to what she looked like originally.

which of course means MORE pattern drafting!!!
Poor me, however will I survive?

Apparently the original outfit sort of disintegrated from too much sunlight exposure, but she came with all the original documentation and her original box!

Fun times ahead!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mad as a Hatter!

The hat is hatty!
it's hat like and hattish even!

To be honest

I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing.
I'm pretty much winging it in a lot of ways!
The corset piece needs to be wider, and slightly different.
the hat is under way, and then I gotta make gloves!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Marching on!

So here we have the second skirt layer in place:

I gotta add the trim, and do some general thingying!

Behind her you can see what I would now feel comfortable referring to as my trusty 830.

I got a straight stitch foot and plate for this machine and all of a sudden my doll clothing creation changed.
Don't get me wrong, working on my featherweights was not arduous or unfun. 
But this girl has SPACE!

I'm not cramped!
I could rest a sandwich on the bed of the machine while sewing.
I wouldn't, but I could!