Wow, it feels like forever since I last posted! There's been a lot going on, including a medical scare that temporarily put a halt to all my glorious doll making plans for a week or so (luckily the medical stuff ended up being nothing as scary as the doctor originally thought, but will involve ongoing … Continue reading Making Little Women, Part 4: Progress
The saga of the Little Women dolls continues! Since completing the mock up of the Beth March doll (which I posted about here and here) I decided to dive in and try making Jo, since I'm pretty sure every single one of my sisters would prefer a Jo doll. Yesterday I finished sewing and stuffing … Continue reading Making Little Women, Part 3: Mistakes Happen
In my last post I wrote about the Little Women dolls I'm making for my sisters this Christmas and shared with you all the very bald mock up I had made of Beth March. Well, I'm happy to report that she finally has hair! YAY! (Click to enlarge images) I'm still learning how to do … Continue reading Making Little Women Part 2, and lululalaine Review!
Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! The last few weeks have been incredibly stressful, but the upside of all the stress is that in my down time, I've been doing a lot of sewing to help myself relax. While I have been making myself some clothes, my favourite project … Continue reading Making Little Women (and little clothes!): eVINTAGEpatterns Review
After making a bunch of little doll dresses for my favourite niece awhile back using McCall's 2097, I decided I needed to make her a doll to go with them. I had made her a few dolls before that the dresses would fit, but since she lives out of town and I would be giving … Continue reading McCall’s 2097, Betsy McCall Doll Review
Lately I've been in pretty desperate need of a trip to the fabric store so that I can sew a bunch of projects I have mentally lined up, but for one reason or another I haven't had a chance to make the trip out. In the meantime, to satisfy my need for sewing projects, I've … Continue reading Pretty Small Things: Vintage Doll Dresses (McCall’s 2097 Review)
This is one of the Teddy Bears I've been making for my nieces and nephews for the holidays. This particular one is unfortunately holding onto some fluffy lint from the stuffing, but it's the only one that is 100% complete so far, so I'm showing it to you anyway! I love making these bears. I … Continue reading Teddy Bear ❤
The holidays are right around the corner and I have five (will be six in November!) nieces and nephews that I make dolls for. This year I'll be making a lot of Teddy Bears and things like that, especially for the sons and daughters of my in-laws, but for my older sister's daughter, I just … Continue reading Free Download: Monster Doll Pattern!
I found the first doll I made back when I started making these vintage dolls in November or December, I like looking at it now and then to see how far I've come. Even though there is a lot I still need to learn and improve upon, this gal from a 1940's pattern and her … Continue reading More Dolls from Vintage Patterns, plus, one of the first dolls I ever made!
I thought I'd share with you a couple of books written pre-1920, that were meant to teach "little girls" to sew. Of course, there were no books like these written specifically for boys, because home sewing was considered strictly women's work. As ridiculous as that is, these little books are filled with charming projects and … Continue reading Vintage Sewing Books for “Little Girls”