1850 black day dress

1850 black day dress: a petticoat (+ free pattern)

Oh dear, that’s… FLUFFY! I simply don’t like sewing wires into a fabric, so I made voluminous double-circle petticoat with two gathered flounces. I love how the layers came out. And here is the pattern as promised: This pattern was designed for a MSD ball-jointed doll, Iplehouse J.I.D. girl. The petticoat has 19 cm waist… Continue reading 1850 black day dress: a petticoat (+ free pattern)

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Tutorial: make a long ruffled skirt for your doll

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

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Benedictine Nun: the BJD clothing anatomy

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