Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A new doll dress

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Here is Joan modeling what I've been working on the last few days. One of my blogging "friends" made the pattern because I asked her to. I think she mentioned she was thinking of making doll clothes patterns to sell, although I don't remember for sure. There are so few Kit-style patterns, so I jokingly asked if she'd make one for me. And she said, "Yes." She sent it to me and asked me to critique it. I made notes as I went along. I'm pleased with the results. :) The fabric is from my stash...

Which just grows. It's very difficult to quit adding to it. You know how that fabric just jumps into the cart. I went to Joann's for this and ended up with more fabric, a remnant that had to have something to go with it for a doll dress and Christmas fabric that was 60% off.

If you clicked on the link you should have seen the Dritz Quick Turn tools. They are amazing at turning those impossible to turn tubes!! You've got to get them if you sew often.

Amy informed me tonight (Tues.) that she wants to wear the dress I'm working for her on Thursday for Thanksgiving. I'll see if I can get to it tomorrow, but since we're going to get our Christmas tree tomorrow, I'm not sure. No promises. It's almost to the half-way point.

My goal is to finish quilting (by machine) the basketweave queen quilt by the end of the year. I just need to start doing it. First, the back isn't together yet, but I did figure out the measurements, so now I need to cut and sew that. Then the quilting, then the binding. If I can get the quilting done the binding can wait until January.

5 comments:

Mom said...

The doll dress almost has the look of the feed sack dresses of that era. Thanks for sharing.

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Gorgeous!!! Charity wishes for a dress with that style for herself!

Christine said...

So, did the tool work? Is it worth my $$?

And, such a cute dress. With that as a goal, I'd even make a doll dress!

emadethis said...

Oh how smart she looks!

momawake said...

Yes, the tool works and yes it's worth it! :) It was between $7 and $8.