Monthly Archives: June 2016

Time for the Book Giveaway!!

Time to post the winner of our Drawing for the FREE copy of Doll Days, by Erin Hentzel!!! Our winner is  Chriss Chriss, I’ll be sending you an email about this. Congratulations! As to the rest of you? I so enjoyed reading your comments and ideas! Keep sewing, friends!

Free Tutorial: Making Doll Tights from Adult Size Knee Sox

A couple of years ago I found a Pinterest post or two that said you could make doll tights from a pair of sox. Wow, great idea! Except that every tutorial I found left me pondering. What were the measurements that worked? What size sox were these? Could I use sox that didn’t seem to stretch much? Last year, I decided to… Read more »

Book Review – ‘Doll Days’ plus Book Giveaway!

  I’m excited to be part of the blog tour for a wonderful new book! Doll Days, which features patterns for 18″ doll clothes is written by Erin Hentzel. Erin is the owner and designer of Avery Lane Patterns, as well as a dear Facebook friend of mine. I am thrilled to say this is her second book! Her first book,… Read more »

Pattern Review – Crabapples Boutique; ‘Fun in the Sun’

I’ve done quite a bit of pattern testing for other doll clothing designers in the past. One of my favorite designers is Bonnie Spencer. Here’s the lovely Bonnie, owner and designer at Bonnie’s patterns are first rate! She starts with great ideas, translates them into well-fitting designs, and includes all the little details that make construction proceed smoothly! Here are just a few… Read more »

Sprinkler Season – NEW pattern launched today!

As promised last week the Janie Carroll Designs newest pattern Sprinkler Season is out today! The Sprinkler Season is one of the first patterns I drafted. It’s a favorite I return to again and again. Here’s an early version: I set out to streamline everything about sewing swimsuits for dolls. The simplicity begins with a single pattern piece to cut for… Read more »

Today’s Projects – Sprinkler Season Pattern

Getting excited as the Sprinkler Season Pattern nears completion! In the true Janie Carroll Designs ‘Ezy’ fashion, the Sprinkler Season suit is a quick stitch project. This halter style swimsuit has just one main pattern piece! Your doll better start looking for the towels and lounge chairs while you fire up the sewing machine. You’ll be done before she’s found… Read more »