Doll collecting is her passion and has been since she was about 9 years old and began poring over back issues of The Doll Reader. Her latest fascination is with the Blythe dolls, and so for Christmas, I knitted her this little pink Blythe tunic dress:
|Photo by Madeline Dukes. For pink bunny slippers, and for the sweatshirt outfit, see links below.|
Yesterday I puttered about with the leftover sweater scraps from the stuffed cat I just made for one of my granddaughters, and I came up with this swing coat. I've got it pinned shut for the moment because I was unable to unearth any snaps yesterday, and my hook-and-eye fastener proved inadequate.
|As soon as I can track down the designer of the coat pattern, I'll share it here. I downloaded it free from the web some time ago but can't remember the site. The scarf-collar idea was my own addition.|
I don't have a lot of patience for fine details so this will be something I have to work on acquiring, but so far, so good. I can see that having a serger would be very useful for making doll clothes, to finish the seams in a manner to prevent fraying, but for now I'm winging it with my very basic sewing machine and hand-stitching. Hopefully I'll have more to show you soon.
Life without Etsy... I could get used to this!