I’m in the middle of some calibrations… (ahem) preparations for my doll clothes sewing workshop. I started making this skirt a half year ago and put it on the shelf. Circle skirts require some effort and are a bit tricky so I said myself that showing one at my workshop might become useful. This full… Continue reading Circle skirt – 20 panels!
… of the fabric I bought for this skirt. Pictures were taken at the communal backyard behind our house but it was too sunny to take good photos. My husband has left for a book fair so I had no assistant. I usually take advantage of him to hold a reflection card or umbrella when… Continue reading “Fuchsia pink,” says the label
I made another skirt using a different technique. The yellow skirt’s ruffles had been sewn regular way “right sides together”. This one has top-stitched ruffles sewn “wrong side to right side”. I am already in the spring mood, so I picked a stripped T-shirt for Alexandra. Her outfit is just calling for a straw hat,… Continue reading Another ruffled hippie skirt
I’ve got a lovely gift from my friend Anna. She loves to knit and crochet and made this doll-sized Ravenclaw scarf for me. (Harry Potter fans? Anyone? 🙂 ) I only took several quick pictures in the evening. It is set in a local park which plays the role of the Forbidden Forest. I borrowed… Continue reading Go Ravenclaw!
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
Alexandra’s robe was simple to sew but trickier to dress up. Her basic tunic is made of some thin blouse fabric. Do not forget to make the tunic loose, not fitted – fitted dress was considered fancy and seductive in the middle ages. Nuns were dressed similar to older women, especially widows – dark loose… Continue reading Benedictine Nun: the BJD clothing anatomy
We (i. e. me, Alexandra and Erik) attended this local meet-up yesterday. Everyone was lucky with the weather. Halloween theme party was a perfect occasion for making some costumes. Eric went as a monk and Sashenka as a nun (the same robe I used for the ghost photo). We have won “the very subjective costume… Continue reading Halloween BJD meet-up in Prague