Oh my, this was meant to be ready for release in January but I just didn’t get a chance to put it together in time. Who else finds there just isn’t enough time in each day to get everything that you want done?
Well lets get started before February is gone too!
First up we have this gorgeous 18 Inch American Girl Wedding Dress by Mary-Jane. Don’t you just love the sparkle scattered over the fabric and the shimmer of the veil! This is one very pretty wedding ensemble and looks like there are more to come.
Your help was wonderful. A huge thank you for your guidance.
I have a lady wanting 3 dresses already!!!
Next we have a petticoat that Tai has been working on. It’s for the much smaller Blythe doll and it’s wonderful to learn that Tai was able to take the skills she learnt from my How to Sew Doll Clothes Video course and use them on such a tiny project. Well done Tai!
‘Hey Rosie! I just wanted to show you I re-watched your videos on casings and frills to whip up a frilled petticoat for my Blythe doll for my monthly sewing group on Facebook. She’s the size of a Skipper doll and comes from Japan so many of her pattern books are in Japanese – I usually have the pieces but no idea what to do with them. The frill piece is only 2.5cm wide!!! But I was able to hem/gather/case and seam them thanks to YOUR videos. My Blythe doll’s clothes owe much of their existence to your website and videos and I just wanted to say thank you for all that you do – Tai’
The following email from Teri made my heart sing. She has taken the knowledge and skills from my How to Make Doll Clothes Course to go on to make ‘real’ sized clothing and gifts which is something she has always wanted to do. I look forward to what Teri tackles next!
‘Thanks to your videos, I knew how to make a ruffle and a lining, so I decided to make the apron reversible. The serger is wonderful! I love how clean and neat it makes all the seams. Each apron is made just a little differently. I chose each girl’s favorite color and embroidered with their name. This one is not reversible. I made a different belt style, too.
Making gifts is something I have always wished I could do. It is slow going as I tire easily, but I have to thank you again for the confidence-builder your course has been for me. All your help and encouragement have been a true God-send.
Ever “sew” thankful,
I’ve been holding this email and photo from Sue until after Christmas because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise just in case her granddaughter found my blog. I bet there was one very happy little girl running around with her doll both dressed in their new winter nighties on Christmas day!
‘After searching for a nightie pattern to match the nightie I just finished for my granddaughter, is when I stumbled across your website. The Winter Nightie was almost identical to the one I just finished. I just want to say, thank you for including the videos. These are the first projects I’ve done on a sewing machine in over 30 years!! It sure helped me along with the process in re-learning how to sew. They are so very helpful and you’ve done an excellent job!
Thank you so much, and keep up the great work!’
Debra has been very creative combining my Ballerina leotard with her very own colorful tutu, how cute! Looks like there will be at least four very happy little ballerinas.
I was asked to make a “replica” of the costume a young girl wore in the Nutcracker Ballet. I’ve got plans to make at least three more!
Your pattern was very easy to follow…it was a joy to sew.
And to round off this month’s Share and Tell, we have an adorable American Girl Winter Pyjama made with love by Kimberly. This story is what Christmas is all about….creating special gifts and making your own fun!
‘Rosie, Your video tutorials are wonderful! You do such a good job covering every step, plus explaining little techniques and tips. Sewing my first doll clothes was super easy.
I purchased matching Christmas pajamas for everyone in my family, but needed matching jamies for our dolls. I used your winter pyjama pattern and my husband’s pajama shirt to make 3 sets of pj’s for the dolls. I felt so proud and confident after accomplishing something I never thought I’d be able to do. And my daughters are super excited about the matching clothes. Thank you!
Funny story though. Christmas was so warm here in Texas, I ran the air conditioning really cold, just so we could all wear our new flannel pajamas.
Thank you again sew much!