About 10-12 years ago Vanessa Montoro blew up a handicraft community with her silk crocheted dresses where she combined a lot of crochet patterns in one dress.Read post “Crochet dress for Iplehouse EID inspired by Vanessa Montoro”
I check runway collections time to time to save looks I like and then use them to decide what I would like to sew-knit-embroider-etc for my dolls. But when I saw this sweater from Richard Malone Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection, I immediately fell in love.Read post “Sweater for American Girl doll inspired by Richard Malone Fall-Winter 2021-2022 collection”
Recently, when I cleared up my dolls and their clothes, I paid attention that my Anne’s dress colors are faded out. And I realized that she was issued in 1996, and this means that her dress is 24 years old!
She deserves a new dress, definitely!Read post “New dress with pinafore for Anne of Green Gables.”
When I bought “80 Godey’s Full-Color Fashion Plates 1838-1880” book, edited by JoAnne Olian, I fell immediately in love with a dress on its cover.Read post “1876’s gown”
I have Manuna mouse gray for a long time, but for all this time he had only his “default” trousers, while his Lady (Manuna mouse white) has full outfit including a dress, a petticoat, pantaloons and even a bonnet! It is not good for a gentleman to be half-naked with a lady!Read more
When I showed up the dress with the low open back and the bow, I mentioned that I tried to find the dress prototype, unfortunately, unsuccessful. Instead of that dress I found another one, really close, but not the same. That was McCalls 5018 Vintage girl’s dress, dated to 1959.Read post “1959 Vintage dress”
Once, scrolling down through the news feed in Instagram, I paid attention to a dress with low open back and bow. Unfortunately, at that moment I didn’t save the picture.
A few days after I still couldn’t throw that dress from my head, but it was impossible to find that picture once again.Read post “Dress with low open back and bow”
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”
I’ve showed jeans prototype for American Girl doll.Read post “When you follow up your favorite fashion blogger.”
Before reading the post, please, make sure that you clearly understand the difference between a prototype to check a basic sloper and a finished garment 🙂
I’ve promised to show my experiment with automatic pattern drawing and resizing the pattern to fit American Girl doll.Read post “Making jeans prototype for American Girl doll”
– What is the question? – you may reply. – If you’re sewing an Empire dress, make it higher. If you’re about to sew a 1920s’ dress, it would be low.
Yes, that’s right. But what if I’m going to sew the 1940s’ dress with its underlined waist?Read post “American Girl dolls: where to make a waist?”