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!
Continue reading “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.
Continue reading “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!
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.
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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.
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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.
Continue reading “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?
Continue reading “American Girl dolls: where to make a waist?”
I sewed these swimsuits for our short trip to Bintan two years ago. Unfortunately, I had no time to take photos of Nanni in her swimsuits.
Continue reading “Swimsuits for Nanni”