Yes, I’ve been busy sewing for my dolls again and loving it!
Ellowyne Wilde is getting a little spoilt and starting to build up a beautiful wardrobe… Well I think so anyway 🙂
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve made Ellowyne two new outfits including a dress and a matching dress and jacket. She’s a great size doll to sew for, she’s 16″ and is a little smaller than my Australian Girl & American Girl dolls and bigger than my barbie dolls so she’s not quite a fiddly to sew as barbie dolls and best of all she looks great in most designs.
This dress below is the latest creation I’ve made for Ellowyne. I used a polka dot fabric I had in my stash and lined the bodice with a white cotton also from my stash.
For the underskirt I used 5 layers of silk organza and overlocked the edges using a purple thread for a little contrast. The pattern called for 3 layers of tulle but I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t want to have to order some online and wait for it to arrive… I’m too impatient and wanted it now!
And to top it all off I even made Ellowyn a matching hat… how cute is she?
The following outfit is one of my favourites. The dress and jacket are both fully lined. Again I used fabric I had in my stash which I had planned on making a skirt for myself with but I thought it would look great made up in this outfit for Ellowyne instead.
To give you an idea of the size of the outfit here’s a picture of the dress along side a ruler. I almost matched the waist darts perfectly, missed one by a couple of millimetres and when you’re sewing dolls clothes it’s really noticeable… but ah well I don’t think many people are going to get that close to it to be able to notice it.
Geez the promises we make… regretting this one… but ah well it’s all fun when it comes to sewing!
I promised my mother in law that I’d share some pictures of the state of my sewing room as when I told her the state I had got it into I don’t think she believed me and wanted pics. I took the pictures the day she asked me to and we (hubby & I) were talking to her on the phone last night and she said she was still waiting for the pics I promised. I told her I would share so here they are… these are for you Kerry these are for you and now for everyone else as well hahahaha
This one is of my cutting table. At the time I was making a hat for my Ellowyne Wilde doll. She’s the one wearing the purple dress that I had also made for her. The shirt on the dress form is the shirt I started a couple of months ago for my hubby… yes it’s a work in progress lol. I just have to add the collar, the buttons, and sew the button holes. I really should be a good wife and finish the shirt for him but ah well it can wait lol
These are my workhorses and where all the action takes place. I love, love, love my Janome sewing machine and my Babylock Evolution overlocker… both were presents from my wonderful hubby. How lucky am I?
I can’t believe I’ve just shared these pics showing you how messy my sewing room is.
Ah well it’s out there now and hey… I can’t be the only one who gets there sewing room in such a mess can I?
Oh please tell me I’m not the only one am I??