Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sewing Hints for making Doll Clothes

Came across this link for the Doll Boutique, at Simplicity, which is mainly hints for making doll clothes.

http://www.simplicity.com/t-doll-boutique.aspx?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Doll+Boutique&utm_content=oceanpeg1%40msn.com&utm_campaign=Doll+Clothing+01%2F08%2F2013

Added another 18 inch doll to my collection. Another blonde hair blue eyed doll, but, with curley hair. She came to me by way of eBay. She arrived at her new home, here, this morning.

Have to name her. Thinking of Winifred, seeing that my other one's name is Theresa. Both will then be named after my grandmother, Winifred Theresa O'Boyle. Will give them grandma's and grandpa's (Michael L. O'Boyle) last name too, O'Boyle. However neither doll looks like grandma because grandma had dark brown/black hair. Grandma and Grandpa are listed in ancestry.com. One of my cousin's hubby is maintaining same.

Promise to upload photos when my dolls get their new homemade outfits.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dolly felt shoes FREE Tutorial

A new mommy of an 18 inch doll here...

Found out that there's a freebie felt/leather pattern/tutorial for baby shoes that can most likely be adapted to the 18 inch doll. I measured the sole of my dolls shoe to find out that it is just 3 inches long. This pattern is for a 4 inch long pattern, with about a half of an inch used for the seam.

Common sense might be to just reduce or shrink the sole of the shoe pattern to 3 1/2 inches and adjust the other part to fit same. Can play with scrap fabric to get it to be a perfect fit for your doll.

The link to the tutorial is:
http://www.purlbee.com/felt-baby-shoes/2011/12/6/mollys-sketchbook-felt-baby-shoes.html

With the link to the 2 templates/pattern parts being:
http://www.purlbee.com/storage/felt_baby_shoes_template.pdf

I have several patterns for baby shoes. Will have to see if I can do same with them too. 

In checking the chart, the smallest 4 inch shoe sole size is for a 1 to 3 month old baby at the above site. This, most of you already know and I'm just finding out this info because I'm still experimenting with making clothes for my new 18 inch doll...

Oceanpeg/Peggy Winifred in NJ

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I already started off my year thinking I will make the resolution to "GET ORGANIZED".  Yeah right. I am trying. (My family tells me I am VERY trying)... I have gone through all the lace and ribbon and thread and tossed and sorted.  But I will NOT (yet) go through the dolls and toss any. I just can't do that. If I decided to get rid of one I will dress it and offer it to someone else. 
Made my granddaughter a dress for Christmas and did one for her doll too. This month she is going to be 9 so I have a Baby doll for her but the poor wee thing needs clothes... so yep you see what I will be doing this month. (once the worst of the "organizing" is done...lol) Oh and I bought myself a new doll...

At the Family Dollar they had all the toys 1/2 off so I got this one for only $12.50.  I wanted the Ariel with the legs... me and flippers don't mix...lol