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eetenpie
« 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!




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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012 03:39:05 PM »

All awesome!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012 03:43:40 PM »

That's a pretty impressive wardrobe! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012 09:40:51 PM »

Can you make them all full size for me? Wink Grin  That is a beautiful wardrobe.   I don't think I'd have the patience to sew such tiny outfits.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012 09:58:56 PM »

Umm, this ROCKS.  As someone who has sewn tiny, I can appreciate all the detail and how well these fit the doll!
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012 04:18:10 AM »

I love them all but the yukata and the two sock sweaters are my absolute favourites.  I agree with Belladune. I want them full size for me.
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eetenpie
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012 07:11:58 AM »

Thank you!
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wwrich
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012 02:42:36 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.)
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eetenpie
« Reply #8 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)

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012 06:38:25 PM »

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.

Apparently, MH dolls come in several different sizes.  My Frankie (the most common size) appears to be about 28cm tall and 10cm-8cm-11cm for measurements.  Pretty close, but a little taller and less curvy to yours.  Of course, I used my big tape measure, and I can't vouch for my accuracy.

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)

Yea, I'm not that experienced either.  Been doing it for lots of years, but haven't done a lot of "advanced" stuff.  I find myself sort of lost without a pattern and directions.  I have done it, but hate the general idea of needing to make 6 of something to get it "just right".  Of course, that happens with patterns sometimes too  Roll Eyes

Yes, doing the hems and stuff before sewing the sides is great.  Another thing that I have done in the past is to cut the outfit out using the salvage edge as the hem.

I will try the paper trick.  I have done that with sewing either "sticky", "fuzzy" or "shiny" fabrics, but never thought of doing it for small things.

Thank you!
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