Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Little Darling smocked three piece ensemble

Being modeled is an English Smocked three piece ensemble for the Little Darlings doll. I recently acquired a very helpful book by Rosemarie Honker, A Closetful of Doll Clothes.

In it she includes patterns and helpful hints for making clothes for various sized dolls. The under slip in this ensemble is from her pattern. The cute hat is based on a fashion pattern from MHD Designs.
I used heirloom sewing techniques to finish the inside and decorated the dress and hat with bullion roses. Dress back closes with beads and sewn loops. Under slip closes with a snap.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer English Smocked dresses

I have been busy with summer sewing for granddaughters. As they get bigger the challenge is to create something using the smocking with an older child look. The patterns and ideas came from Australian Smocking and Embroidery magazines.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Dianna Effner Little Darling and other 13" doll Ensembles

I have been lately sewing for my newest member of my model doll family, Savannah. She is a Mini Maru designed by Dianna Effner and the same size as the beautifully hand painted Little Darling dolls. Using my english smocking and careful machine and hand stitching these four piece outfits have been a lot of fun to create. Each ensemble includes a bonnet, dress, slip and pantaloons. Listed for sale on eBay.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

18" doll dress, cardigan and hat sets

My dolls are modeling two new english smocked dress, cardigan and hat sets beautifully embroidered with bullion roses and pearl beads. Great for your doll collection!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Zippered bag, fully lined and accented with original drawing on fabric

I recently finished a batch of little zippered bags featuring my hummingbird sketches. These are fully lined with a coordinating fabric. Some are accented with an embroidery stitch or two mainly bullion roses and also small buttons. This small organizer bag would be great for make-up, travel, a purse organizer, for school supplies, art supplies or sewing supplies. It would make a very nice teacher or hostess gift.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

18" doll dress, jacket and bonnet set

English smocked dress, lambswool angora rabbit hair jacket and bonnet set beautifully embroidered with bouillon roses for 18" doll such as American girl. Jacket and bonnet made from modified version of Keeper Dolly Duds pattern. All fully lined and finished inside. Tons of handwork to create an heirloom quality product for your doll collection.