Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Happy March Everyone

Well, I've decided I like playing with doll, still, after all this time. I enjoy making outfits for a couple of girls but I have decided my dolls could use a few outfits as well. I do need to learn how to better utilize my camera since my skills are a bit lacking. Anyway I ordered a couple of pair of cute doll tights off ETSY from Purely Splendid and they are wonderful. Not a bad price of $4.00 each. Also, as you may have guessed, I am all about getting FREE patterns whenever possible. I made a few outfits from some freebies and they were an easy sew. Gotta love that, right? I'll post what I have and then get in touch with the younger daughter (AKA Cutie Cakes, Savanna) and ask her for camera tips.

First, though, here is the link to the cute tights: Purely Spelndid

I wish you could see them better. The ones on the left are a nice plum color and the ones on the right are a brown cable style. The fabric on the dresses are Japanese prints. The red one actually came from japan and I am finally getting around to using it. The yellow is a quilt fabric store find. With the purple flowers, the plum tights are a perfect match.

These dresses are the same FREE pattern from the American Girl collection. It's actually Molly's slip pattern without the ruffle at the bottom. You can find the patterns here: American Girl Doll FREE patterns

I also used Josefina's pattern "Camisa" for a top for Zhoe. I shortened it a few inches since it's supposed to be a slip and a blouse together. The skirt is just one I put together by gathering fabric to a self band and then I added suspenders. Her set goes well with the brown cable tights.

Well, I will practice my picture taking skills and see if I can improve on these photos. Until then, have a happy March month.

Shoes are from: Lovvbugg
Tights are from:  Purely Slendid
Skirt with suspenders: A Helen original
Zhoe's top pattern: Josefina's Camisa pattern
Dress pattern: Molly's slip pattern