After I finished sweaters for Caroline Abbott, I thought that Lea Clark also need a new outfit. I decided to sew her new suede trousers and a shirt.
I used Liberty Jane jeans pattern for trousers and sewed them from a sand color faux suede. But I’d changed them a little making them straight below the knees.
For the shirt I also used Liberty Jane shirt pattern. But again – I don’t like it!
At the first, I have sewn a lot of shirts in my life and can clearly make sleeve cuts even with closed eyes! But the instructions for sleeve cuts in Liberty Jane pattern are really strange :).
At the second, I always make real buttonholes on doll clothes starting from MSD size. And I was surprised that they used snaps or Velcro for 18 inch dolls! Probably, if somebody sew cheap clothes for children’s play this works, but not in my case. I finished this shirt only because I decided to follow instructions and have good sewing experience 🙂 And I convinced once again that it is better not to use a third-party sewing patterns.
So when I decided that Lea needs boots to finish her image I didn’t start to find boots pattern 🙂 I made it myself. And I have to say that I really like how Lea’s boots look!
I sewed her boots from tan color faux suede with cotton lining. I chose tan suede because her trousers made also from suede, and I think it would be a nice combination of fabric in different colors. I bought a rubber in a craft store and used it for outer sole. I discovered that the rubber can be easily cut with scissors, then the edges can be treated with sandpaper so the finished sole looks pretty good.