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kathleeen
« on: December 16, 2011 11:25:26 PM »

I made a dolly for a little girl called Shelley.



It never ceases to amaze me that in these modern days that little girls continue to love cloth dollies, so much nicer than those plastic ones that you cannot take to bed with you.

I have made 5 of these now all have been loved. I have made many little dresses as well here are the ones for Shelley:



I describe my sewing abilities as frustrated beginner, I'm aware the sleeves are wrong and that it is an improper use of bias binding but I'm hopeless at rolled hems and don't own an overlocker so I'm sure you'll understand.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011 11:59:55 PM »

A lovely doll and you make beautiful outfits.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011 12:12:33 AM »

aww thanks. I do like me some ribbons and lace. Sort of an anti bratz doll. lol.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011 08:40:20 AM »

I also love cloth dolls and yours is really pretty. I don't know what you mean about "an improper use of bias binding" though: using bias binding for hemming or binding raw edges is a very proper and good use.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011 09:20:09 AM »

I like your doll & her clothes, you did a great job on them!!! Roll Eyes The bias tape to use on hems or binding as the other crafter said is just fine. This could be your Style & keep that way. One other idea is to use double sided iron on tape that you iron on the wrong side of the hem & pin it up & iron it again & take the pins out as you iron & your done. Just a thought!! I'd love to see more, when you get them done. A little boy one would be cute!
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