It was a blizzard here yesterday. School was cancelled, daycare closed. We stayed home all nice and warm.
I mainly did mundane housework like laundry and dishes. After that I sat sewed a bit. I have had this little outfit cut out for my daughter's American Girl Doll for 2 months. 2 months!
I had to finish it. Plus I am really trying to master using knit fabric on my sewing machine. I have a ball needle for knits now and that helped...still I need practice. Knit is a far cry from quilting cottons.
My goal today is the looks through the American Girl 18" doll patterns and cut more t-shirts, pants, skirts and pajamas. Grace seemed to really like this outfit and that it fit so well. The pattern I used is in the All Dolled Up book by Joan Hinds. I used some knit from JoAnn's and Me and My Sister Oh! Cherry Oh! fabric from a Moda scrap bag from a few years ago for the skirt. It went together pretty easily....except for the whole knit part. I will concur it though!! I will.
I am also trying to squeeze in a Moda bakeshop tutorial. There are a HUGE number of patterns coming on the bakeshop and so I have to take a number and likely won't have it on until April. I think you will like it though :)
I've looked through that book and it looks like a great one.
That is a cute skirt you made. Wow, a blizzard in Ohio but not in Michigan (strange).
Super cute, Vickie! I have yet to tackle doll clothes. One of these days. Your blizzard brought us a day of rain. It was a nice change from the snow.
hi. new follower here :) I am in love with skirt and your blog! I'm currently having an American girl doll accessory (handmade crochet duffle bag) giveaway (ENDS TONIGHT) over at my blog.
Hi Vickie: I am a fairly new follower. I am sure you know, however just in case you didnt, this designer makes some great doll and matching kids patterns . Her blog is http://modkidboutique.blogspot.com/
Hi Vicki... I was part of the Great Knit Fabric Experiment that one my guild members hosted (her shop is starting to carry knits). Carla @ scientific seamstress did a tut for a knit doll top that you might like!
I'm still looking for spring also. This gloominess and so much snow is getting to me and I know I'm not alone!
Very cute doll outfit. I recently purchased a pattern from Simplicity very similar to that one. Grand-daughter saw it and wrote down what she wanted. Need to make a trip to Joann for fabrics first, then give it a try.
Have fun making doll clothes!
Cute project, great for a day snowed in.
I'd like to be snowed in, with the outside world cancelled for the day so I could sew. What fun!
Don't know about you down there near Columbus but we had about a foot if not more up here in the north. I know it came up to my knees when we started shoveling our side walks. But any way the best advice for knits is to take it slow and easy because of all the strechiness. Same goes for satin. Stop occasionally and with the needle down on the fabric lift your presser foot to relieve the tention of the material streching. Fabric might move from position but just realine it, put the presser foot down again, and start stitching again *slowly*. Rushing knits and so on will make them look sloppy.
The doll skirt is adorable! Also Love that dolls long hair..
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