Thursday, April 25, 2013

Iplehouse Lonnie Gets Clothing Made to Fit!

When Lonnie arrived I didn't have anything ready for her to wear in her size. In fact, in her first two photos she was wearing a Little Fee dress as a top, that wouldn't even close up in the back! ;o)

I needed to get patterns made and tested as I had orders (which I am behind on due to my sewing machine crashing and now my brother's heart surgery :o( ) so I worked some of them out. Here then are a few examples...

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White cotton batiste blouse and cotton slacks:

Close up of blouse:

Tiered cotton sun dress, square neck style:

Cotton sun dress with straps style (have not added buttons to bodcie front yet):

And a comparison photo showing my Kaye Wiggs Nelly on the left, Kaye Wiggs Annabella at center and Lonnie on the right. Notice that no one is really looking where they are supposed to in this shot, LOL!

Have a great day!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Annabella shows off her Overalls!

I was asked to make overalls in Kaye Wiggs MSD size.
After I have worked out a pattern I like to experiment with something practical, something I can use if it all comes together the way I thought it should. Here is the result of that experiment...

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I made a couple of small changes, and then worked them in the denim. At the time, I totally forgot to top-stitch the straps so I did that after the photos.

The top-stitched straps...

The denim set also included a sleeveless a corduroy hoodie...

You know that I make 99% of my patterns, however I don't want to re-invent the wheel and will use/alter a few other patterns as well. I altered a MHD Designs pattern to help out with the overalls, and used a GraceFaerie Designs pattern for the hoodie.

I do have the overalls listed in my Etsy Shop, however don't forget you can order directly from me at any time and save me the selling fees! ;o) Use the email icon at the top left.

I hope everyone is enjoying a great weekend!