Monday, July 21, 2014

Where my heart is . . .

I just made an interesting observation.  Looking at my labels on the right side of this blog, notice that the word "stitching" is way big and the word "work" is way small.

Just a hint as to where my heart is!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More doll clothes

 Continuing on with the doll wardrobes for my grandaughters . . . 

Every girl needs a fun outfit for lunching and shopping!  This outfit used the FREE Trendy T-Shirt Pattern from Liberty Jane and a Mini Skirt pattern  also from Liberty Jane.  The skirt and shopping tote were made from a little dress I found at a thrift store.  That's why the tote has such a nice pocket :)  I added purple lace trim from my stash.

Perfect for helping Mommy in the kitchen.  This cute apron and oven mitt were made from the FREE  pattern found at Fun Threads Designs.  You can also make a chef's hat and there are a bunch of other fun free patterns on this site.

These shirts were made from the FREE t-shirt pattern at Second Chance Studio and the pattern for the wrap around skirts is FREE at You Can Make This.  Be sure to check out their other adorable skirt patterns.  


A couple more outfits using the Mini Skirt pattern and the FREE Trendy T-Shirt Pattern.  I just added the Spaghetti Strap Tank Top which is also FREE at Liberty Jane.  Cutting up old t-shirts to make these tops is fun and really cheap.  I picked up several at a yard sale for 50 cents!

 And cozy flannel pajamas to snuggle into at the end of the day.  I used the Trendy T-Shirt pattern again with the long sleeve variation.  The pants pattern is FREE from Milo Mila and is perfect for pajamas.

Thanks so much for viewing my fashion show!  I'm a bit obsessed with doll clothes right now, so I'll probably have more :)

Happy Stitching

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sewing Doll Clothes

Some time ago, I embarked on a journey to sew an entire wardrobe of clothes for Aislyn's and Alyse's American Girl dolls.  I had the most fun!!  Most of the patterns I used were free online somewhere but I did buy some patterns from Liberty Jane.  They have the cutest things.  Anyway, here are a few outfits from this endeavor:

I borrowed the Julie doll from my neighbor to use as a model.  Isn't she beautiful!  All three of the above dresses were made with the "Color Block Dress Pattern" from Heritage Doll Fashions.

These two summer dresses were made from the FREE "Drawstring Dress Pattern" also from Heritage Doll Fashions.  The pink and green one was made from a baby dress I found at a thrift store.  I guess you could also call these "Pillowcase Dresses".  They're super fun to make.


The skirts in both of these outfits were made using the Harajuku Station Skirt Pattern from Liberty Jane.  I used thrift store finds again and the shirt of the first outfit used the FREE Trendy T-Shirt Pattern from Liberty Jane.  The second shirt used the Spaghetti Strap Tank Pattern, also from Liberty Jane.  As it turned out, Alyse has the same pink skull shirt I cut up to make this one. I think all the girls like to match their dolls.!

These two play outfits were also made from baby clothes I found at the thrift store.  I didn't use a pattern for the pants, but just cut them down to size.  The shirts were made from the FREE t-shirt pattern at Second Chance Studio and the FREE Trendy Tank Top Pattern from Liberty Jane.

Well, that's enough for today.  I'll post the rest of the wardrobes another time.  In the meantime, if you're looking for more free doll clothes patterns, check out my board on Pinterest.

Happy stitching!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Long Dog Mystery Sampler

Finished and framed at last!  I started with two bands in 2007, two more bands in 2010, and the rest in 2013.  I didn't intend to drag it out like that, but don't most stitchers have some "long term" projects in their rotations?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Little House Punchneedle Finish

"American Saltbox" from Little House Needleworks mounted on a hornbook custom made by Bob.