I needed a lab coat for a thematic doll photoshoot (I’ll post it later, don’t worry), and there is a good MSD pattern available for free, so I made one and it turned out great! I’d never guess that I can make a coat with lapels. This lab coat is made of off-white cotton poplin… Continue reading Lab coat
Erik has just got his new geeky T-shirt from me. More on their way. 🙂
As I’ve promised, Erik’s blue T-shirt had been refitted a bit to not be loose around his chest. Looks much better now. The T-shirt has an opened back fastened with press studs. It’s much more comfortable when dressing a doll – you don’t have to remove his head. My next plan will be sewing another… Continue reading Erik’s T-shirt refitted
I love to wear these skirts myself – so why not to make a one for my doll? First step is constructing your own pattern. Have no fear, it’s easy! Get some paper, pencil, ruler and a tape measure. Measure your doll’s waist and hips circumferences and the length of your future skirt. My Alexandra’s… Continue reading Tutorial: make a long ruffled skirt for your doll
One provisional black T-shirt and one not-as-good-as-it-could-be shirt for Erik weren’t actually a wardrobe that my boy deserved, so I made a new blue T-shirt for him. Iplehouse dolls have thick massive bodies and common BJD patterns available around the internet do not fit them. Spending an hour or so, I constructed the pattern: Good… Continue reading Stretchy T-shirt for my JID boy
I made a second version of my cap sleeve T-shirt for Sashenka. It’s much better than the first one but still has its imperfections. Error management is important, so enjoy my analysis! I tried to fold twice the seam allowance at the end of the sleeve and sew it on instead of using an elastic… Continue reading Cap sleeve T-shirt, Take Two
Cap sleeve T-shirts consist of two pieces of fabric. They are perfect for beginners in knit sewing – you don’t have to fit sleeves in the shoulder and worry about matching seams in the underarm. In this case, the stretchy fabric will do the fitting for you. I traced Alexandra’s body on the fabric with… Continue reading Cap sleeve T-shirt for Sashenka
I’m not much into souvenirs because they’re usually useless otherwise. This is a pencil sharpener I found a week ago in Portsmouth Historic Dockyards shop. Pretty good doll prop!