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Topic: Anyone interested in Blythe, Momoko and Tiny Betsy McCall knit, sewn and croche?  (Read 3356 times)
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« on: August 08, 2007 03:05:50 PM »

I've been building a collection of knitted and crochet 1:6th scale patterns for Blythe and Momoko. I'm intending to extend the patterns to Tiny Betsy McCall too. I also pattern cut original patterns for my dolls.

I started out making clothes for Barbie when I was 11 and I moved on to Blythe when I was 24. I work with UK 2 ply yarn with 2 mm and 1.5 mm knitting needles, and 2 mm crochet hooks. Using a finer yarn gives more scope to design intarsia (picture knitting), cables and lace. But I don't know if there are any other Blythe or Momoko collectors, who also knit or crochet who would be interested in making the clothes in such a fine yarn. The finest yarn most people seem comfortable with is UK 4 ply. 

My question is would anyone be interested in a downloaded PDF file with them in? I'll be having some as free downloads on my blog when I've finished a few more, with knitted, crocheted and sewn outfits. I'm going to post a way to make 'real' furniture using plastic canvas as an internal frame, with wadding and hand stitched covers, to make sofas, beds, armchairs etc. To complete the household section I'm going to add patterns for a range of homewares, such as 1:6th scale patchwork quilts, cushions, duvets and duvet covers, pillows, table linen, rugs, curtains and anything else I can think of.

I'm going to have to sink a lot of my free time into this and I was just looking to see if there were people out there that would be interested before I start getting even more obsessed over it than I already am Smiley Craftster has been a real inspiration to me to crack on and do this.

Some of my things are in this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=174267.0. Are there any other pattern makers/writers out there for these dolls? It would be great to  get to know some of you!

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007 11:54:54 AM »

I would be interested (as would my Blythes Wink)!  It's really difficult to draft sewing patterns (I've done a couple), but it's immensely satisfying when you see the results Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007 07:40:18 PM »

I am definitely interested! I love spoiling my girl with new clothes and I'm always on the lookout for new patterns, mainly because I suck at them. I'm better with purses and stuff that I am with clothing. You would be a rockstar for doing all that!


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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007 02:03:43 PM »

I would be verrry interested Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007 02:08:24 PM »

I've just bought a petite Blythe (can't find a 12 I can afford, esp here in the UK)  Undecided

Would love some patterns for her, as the one I've got (Splash and Sammy) comes with a hideous dress!!

Yes please!  Smiley

This is my first Blythe, and info on them, or info where to get info, lol, also gratefully received (ie, why do some have matt faces, others shiny?)  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007 10:14:53 AM »

hey shortie
i believe "kelly" (barbie's little sister) patterns fit petite blythes
here is a page with some: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/barbie.html

not sure what other 'info' you are after but TIB forum is a great resource http://www.thisisblythe.com/newforum/

oooh and Cherade9 i'd love to see some of your patterns

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007 03:54:35 PM »

Thanks knit_north.  Smiley

My daughter used to have some of the little Barbie dolls, I'll have to get in the attic and see if any of the stuff is lurking (that makes me sound soooo old, I'm only 31!!)  Roll Eyes  Tongue  Grin

So far my petite sugar and spice has a lovely knitted white strappy dress with a sparkly feather trim and matching knit feather boa.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007 04:43:34 AM »

I would be very interested! I am about to buy my first blythe and would love to have some gorgeous things for her to wear when she arrives. I have looked at your other post and it is gorgeous, i love the little red cardigan. its beautiful!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007 05:25:59 PM »

Yes Please!  I would especially be interested in crochet patterns. 

« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007 10:25:50 AM »

The more patterns the merrier!  I would be interested for sure
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