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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Clothes for Jenny + Links (Warning! Pic heavy) on: July 26, 2012 01:43:31 PM
Look great!  I can't look at the links from here at work, but will try to check them out when I get home.

I have been looking to make some stuff for my daughter's Monster High dolls.  I have been having a difficult time finding patterns.  I know I can draft my own, but it take longer and is frustrating to the 9 year old.

About how tall is Jenny?  Do you know how she compares to Monster High dolls?

Any pointers you are willing to share?  I am especially interested in how you finished the edges (hems, openings for arms and legs, etc.)
The light haired Jenny is on a 27cm medium soft bust obitsu body and her measurements are approx. 11.5cm-7.5cm-11.5cm. I'm not sure how that compares to MH. I'm assuming you could probably just make alterations to existing patterns. I can't recall seeing any MH sewing patterns, just a couple cute crochet ones.

I always hemmed the legs or arm/neck holes first before I sewed the sides, makes it much, much easier to do them. Also on the smaller pieces I had to use tissue paper as a backing when sewing so that my machine wouldn't drag the material down and get caught (I believe they sell paper specifically for that, but tissue paper is what I had handy).  I would also recommend using fabric tape on the tiny things like bra's and panties because sometimes the tiny hem just wont stay when you're trying to sew it down. Probably basic stuff for an experienced sewer (which I am not lol)

12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Clothes for Jenny + Links (Warning! Pic heavy) on: July 25, 2012 07:11:58 AM
Thank you!
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Clothes for Jenny + Links (Warning! Pic heavy) on: July 24, 2012 03:34:35 PM
What better way to get rid of small scraps of fabric AND not have to pay for expensive clothes!

Just thought I would share a few outfits that I have made recently and links to a few sites which I used or which had cute patterns (most are for blythe, but do fit generally well).

(Please excuse the lighting, the sun and the clouds were playing tag!)

Maid Costume


Halter dress

Sock sweater and flared jeans

Polka dot tank tunic and black leggings

Yukata

Obi and sleeve view

Sock sweater II

Tshirt dress and striped leggings

Tank top and circle skirt

Underwear set

Sport swimsuit

Purses and other underwear



http://papupepo.aikotoba.jp/doll/index.html (The site is in japanese, but you can google translate it and that sometimes helps. She included TONS of great construction pictures so i've made many without translating.)
http://www.puchicollective.com/sewing-patterns/
http://blythe.burnet.edu.au/latestpatterns6.11.04/
http://members.optusnet.com.au/orriettacat/patterns/

Thanks for looking!




14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Blythe's New Apron on: July 14, 2012 01:56:43 PM
Looks good  Smiley Do you know what trouble you were having with the A-line dress? I just recently finished it myself.
15  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Joker and Harley- genderswap fun! (and a bonus Jane Crocker) on: June 21, 2012 05:33:31 PM
Your costumes look great! Just out of curiosity, was the dealers room any good this year? I've noticed a decline in the amount of neat and unique things for sale in the recent years and was unable to make it this year.
16  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My Kero chan *O* on: May 15, 2012 08:20:03 AM
I used that same pattern, doesn't he come out just adorable  Cheesy
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I don't care what anyone says, I STILL love pokemon! on: March 07, 2012 07:31:49 AM
Don't feel bad, I still love pokemon too!
18  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Olivian Mermaid on: February 08, 2012 07:31:08 AM
It's a great piece, I agree with the bikini idea if you can't just hang it up all natural. You could just cut out a piece of contact paper and stick it on there, then you could pull it off when he's old enough to not care!
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: @ cross roads at New Year! on: January 06, 2012 08:35:14 AM
I like how you even made the edging around the collar match your theme  Cheesy
20  COOKING / Dessert / Re: I've been busy in the kitchen... on: May 18, 2011 07:51:48 PM
Yum! looks delicious  Cheesy
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