I learned to sew in the 8th grade. As I got older I collected fabric but could never find the time or energy to sew. Between a full time job, single parent of two boys, one of which has Asperger's ...
I learned to sew in the 8th grade. As I got older I collected fabric but could never find the time or energy to sew. Between a full time job, single parent of two boys, one of which has Asperger's (Autism) and the rest of life we MUST attend to, I just learned to find pleasure in the idea of being able to make all these grand ideas floating in my head. I learned to knit & crochet (via the internet) because I wanted to add special details to my sewn items and that was something I could do on the metro train ride to and from work.
I then got laid off from my IT support job in 2011 and decided to keep busy while I looked for a new job. This gave me the time and energy to not just be with my sons but my fabric, too!
So here I am, now. I like to make things from store bought patterns but I find that I tend to mix and match and change them. I decided to try my hand a creating patterns. I hope you like them.
I have also created a new WASHABLE HAND HELD FAN! You can find it at WashableHandFans.com
This is my take on an iconic look!
GARMENT DESCRIPTION: Doll sized strapless dress with exposed bodice darts and huge bow. To achieve the intended look, there are two bodices and it is fully lined with contrasting fabric. This pattern also includes the belt, long gloves cut on the bias and general instructions for stretchy jewelry.
This is meant to be very snug so if you doll is a little slimmer then try on the dress before attaching the zipper. You can increase the center back seam allowance a little.
There are lots of step by step instructions with pictures. There are more pictures (to enlarge) on my blog.
The hard copy is available at BigGurlCloz.com
All pages are 8.5" x 11" (US Letter). Some of the pattern pieces go to the edge of the page and may get cut off by your printer but there is enough overlap that you won't miss anything.