This design is currently tied in first. Can't wait to see what you guys are going to pick. In case of a tie I will go with this one because it has been in first place so long. Hopefully future sew-alongs I will venture out and do the runner ups. However, for this one some interesting things I would like to show you would be:
- Lining Options - Though the lining is black and is in the same color group as the outfit. I thought it would be nice to add a pop of color. Especially for the jacket. Red is the color I keep seeing when thinking about this.
- Hat - Although the pattern has a simple hat pattern I would like to go over a possible alternative to the construction process. Buckram is a great product to use for these doll hats.
- Buttons - Though beads work fine for the smaller dolls the larger ones really look better if the buttons have some detail to them.
- Gloves - These are always so difficult to make and sew using the lycra that is required. So thought I would give detailed instructions for them.
Currently tied for first. Love this pattern but it is a simple pattern. However, I think there are some interesting things that I could go over on this design.
- Working with Fur - This was designed with the intention to use real fur for the collar. Sounds simple but when you get into the miniature sewing for dolls you have to take certain steps to maintain scale.
- Lace - As with the fur, certain laces don't work well when sew doll clothing. Especially the smaller dolls. It's important to take into consideration the scallops.
- Petticoats - To achieve the fullness required you need a petticoat, right? Well there are endless possibilities when making one. I have a simple version with this pattern but thought I would spice things up and show you some details and changes you could apply.
- Gloves - Same as with other design. A need to know tutorial in my opinion. If any of you have a better way of doing them, I would love to hear your comments.
Ok... This is in third place. What do you think? I really like this design. Love the vintage feel of it and all the extra details. Finding fabric for it has been a bear though. Sure you can find all kinds of floral quilting cotton. But let's be honest. Though it works just fine a silk or linen would be glorious! I've found a wonderful site called Spoonflower. You create a fabric design and they print it for you. That might be a good choice for this one. If we do this design I plan on talking about:
- Hats! - This is a cute hat. The veil and flowers along make it adorable. But plan to go over the buckram that can be used for stability. Also would talk about decorating options.
- Binding Edges - The pockets and top have a teeny tiny bound edges. So will be going over techniques that make is a bit easier.
- Interlining - This outfit needs some extra support. Especially for the bigger dolls. So will be going over options for that.
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See you then and