Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Christmas for my girls

 As I mentioned before my middle daughter is getting a doll for Christmas and I made her a set of clothes. My youngest daughter is getting a set of 15 inch twins, girls, with yellow ponytails, she was very specific. Since I survived the first set of doll clothes, I committed myself to make another set. Things have to be even you know.
As you can see she has matching blankets and 4 sets of outfits. The girl in question LOVES ducks and monkeys. Hopefully she will like the other outfits too. I managed to make all these for just $10, I had most everything on hand. I bought the pattern, on sale, the fleece, remnants, and the Curious George cotton for the sundress, another remnant.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010's last order!

It's hard to imagine I've sewn my way through another year.
I hope I've helped all of you look a little bit more beautiful and that next year will be just as beautiful.

 A shorter, smaller mermaid tail for the same client who ordered the other one. Unfortunately different heights are still very hard to accommodate for.
The same client has had the WORST luck with her Snow White costume. It's been spilled on by nail polish and all together lost! Here are a few more replacement pieces for her, again and for her sake I hope for the last time!
I hope you all have a happy holiday season and as you can see my calendar for next year is filling up fast! 
See you in 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Princess Beauty with some extra pop!

This little Beauty is a new color. I was a tad bit nervous trying out a new color but I really liked the way it turned out. The client also liked how it turned out - Whew!
She asked it be like the "new design" but full enough to fit over a 5 hoop. I added 2 extra panels and it is pictures here over both of my 3 hoop crinolines in an attempt to show the added fullness. She also requested the shoulder swag be more like another off the shoulder dress I did.

The top was cute but we both thought it needed something.
The Princess asked for gems to be added. That idea had crossed my mind too so I added them and the little bit of bling does great things, even if my camera didn't.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Staying busy - Shhhh it's a surprise!

 My middle daughter is getting an 18 inch doll for Christmas that looks like her. She has wanted one for years and I finally caved in. She went looking on etsy for clothes, she doesn't know for sure she's getting it she's just hoping lots and lots! The dresses she liked are $30 - $40 and after the cost of the doll I just couldn't do it, especially since I can sew. I swore off sewing doll clothes years ago but I had to get over that if I wanted to save some major money! This same daughter of mine has decided when she gets married everyone will wear a different rainbow color and she will wear white and be the cloud at the end. I took that idea and turned it into her doll's new wardrobe. The dresses are pictured on my 18 inch doll, and all of them together cost me $30!
Red is a velvet drop waist dress trimmed in sparkly gold.
Since we live in the desert I thought a sun dress would be perfect for orange, including bloomers.
Yellow is a flannel nightgown with (yellow) rosebuds on it.
Green is a mermaid dress, Ariel is her favorite Princess.
Blue (her favorite color) is a snowflake dress and furry fleece pale blue jacket.
Purple is lavender metallic paisley. 
Sheer embroidered overlay on satin.