Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm Back!

Hey guys, I have a huge announcement, despite the fact that I haven't posted in almost a month *readers pelt tomatoes* I promise that I am back for good now! This post is important for alot of different reasons, so please read the whole thing. First of all: I sewed a doll dres for my state's state fair! Here are some pics of the dress and the process of making it:

Here are all the pattern pieces! I printed it out at AG (A FANTASTIC website for collectors!) The only change I made to the pattern was I lengthened the skirt so the hem would be easier.

Everything all pinned out on my family's dining room table. I did a muslin before doing the real thing to make sure the pattern fit right. (It did.)

Close-up of the skirt so you can see the marks for the growth strips (My FAVORITE part of the dress!)

Pieces cut out. (Forgive the poor light, it was late and the flash was being strange.)

The muslin turned out great, so I started on the real thing!

Bodice and one sleeve almost done.

Another sleeve added.

And now, what you've all been waiting for . . . . .

The finished product! I made Kirsten's school dress using Civil War reproduction fabric that my sewing teachers got me in Lancaster (they're the best!). I love the stripes so much!

Very blurry close-up of the bodice and waistband.

Close-up of the sleeve cuff.

And a close-up of Kirsten because she's so pretty!

Some other news: I have 25 followers! Thank you so much guys! Vote on my poll to decide how we're going to celebrate that.

Still more news: I may be changing my doll collection a bit, getting rid of clothes I don't use much anymore and may possibly, possibly  box up one or two of my dolls and put them in the attic to save for my daughter when I grow up. Don't worry, this is NOT the dreaded 'I've outgrown dolls' post, I'm just not using my dolls as much as I used to. I am completely OBSESSED with sewing doll clothes though, so this blog will be around for many years to come. :)

Even more News: I have a week of free time coming up, so if you have an idea for a post, let me know about and I'll do it!


Spicemuffin and Company said...

Oh no, Katie's packing two dolls away! XD I'm just kiddin'. Just curious though...What dolls are you thinking of packing away?

Katie said...

If I pack away any dolls it will probably be Kit and Kailey, although even if I decide to pack them away there's a big possibility that I'll change my mind and go get them back. XD.

Emma said...

Wow, it's fabulous to see you again! And that dress is absolutely amazing. You are a super talented sewer, Katie. And that is a good idea of you to save your dolls for your daughters when you grow up. I want my daughters to like AG as much as I do!!! :D Anyway, it's great to see you again, and I congratulate you very much on your followers!

Your friend,

Katie said...

Thanks, Emma! It's great to be back. :)