Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pink and Polka Dotty! Mini Tutorial on simple, fingerless gloves

 I stitch up many custom requests for Cheer Uniforms and Dance Costumes like this one: made to match these photos: Girls costume photos from the Weissman dance costume company website which you can find here: https://www.weissmanscostumes.com/ This one looked fun! I got started on pattern work and made this garment first. Pretty close! But… I was disappointed that the bodice was… Read more »

Notes on gathers – to drape? or pouf!

A recent topic of conversation on one of the facebook doll pages I favor had a variety of questions about GATHERS. We covered a variety of ideas. Just to recap my preferences: I generally do take the time to run 2 rows of machine gathers one on the seamline directly, and another in the seam allowance. If it’s a very… Read more »

Miss Karlie gets a face up!

Remember Miss Karlie? I found her naked and abandoned in a thrift store display case last year. She was a bit dirty and had a head full of neglected curls. Here’s what she looked like after intensive work on her hair. I thought she was cute. She looks about 6 here. I put her to work in a modeling job,… Read more »