Category Archives: 18″ Doll Clothes – Projects ‘n Details

In-depth details on my projects

Super Skort – roping in a western look

I recently found some cool ‘faux leather’ fabric at the local Walmart. I’ve since seen the same stuff at Hobby Lobby. Billed as a ‘tooled suede’ it is reminiscent of an upholstery vinyl. It has a softer, sueded surface with the embossed western tooled motif, on a stable knit backing. Here’s what that looks like. It is predominately polyester and rayon… Read more »

Detailing a dance outfit

Continuing to work on the Super Skort Plus pattern in various sizes. Focusing on the next size to release, Hearts n Squirts This will fit American Girl/Mattel brand Wellie Wishers with cutting lines for the Hearts for Hearts doll, too. Final testing is done, but I’m continuing to finish samples to show buyers just what they can stitch up with… Read more »

Compare and Contrast Fit and Style on Similar Dolls

There’s a learning curve to everything, isn’t there? Fifteen years ago my daughter wanted a ‘real’ American Girl brand doll. We were not in a position to get one. I chanced upon a clearance sale for what appeared to be a similar doll, called a ‘Storybook Heirlooms’ doll. It was an 18″ doll and to my un-trained eye it looked… Read more »

‘Super Skort Plus’ pattern – coming soon!

Happy to announce that my next pattern the ‘Super Skort Plus’ is in the testing phases now! This one is sized for 18″ dolls such as the American Girl brand doll, as well as other dolls that are similar in size. The pattern will feature my favorite “Invisible” waistline skort PLUS a skort with attached waistline, such as that shown… Read more »

phooey free sewing!

Happy Sewing and Happy Mother’s Day!! While sharing info on a doll Facebook page recently I stated my two main goals in pattern making.   This happy comment came from Linda Goehres Sevanick: “Rate yourself HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL at achieving your goals, Miss Jane! I made 6 of your bathing suits yesterday and I did not yell “PHOOEY” even once!” SEW….That’s my new… Read more »

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 »

oh, my goodness! It’s the busy Christmas season!

I’ve woefully neglected my blog of late! So many craft shows in the month of November. Here I am working one of them… I’m working on a dream dress tutu dress there… and here I am at another, goofing off! Craft shows are a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! You meet wonderful people, and a few… Read more »

Mix ‘n Match – the Ezy Underall meets the Love U Bunches Jumper

I just love a versatile pattern! I also love it when garment separates are useful for lots and lots of outfits! I recently launched the Ezy Underall It’s been very popular for a variety of reasons. It’s quick to sew and it looks great all on it’s own. It also looks great underneath just about anything! Voila! the Ezy Underall… Read more »

Janie Carroll – A lifetime in sewing and crafting!

Going to share much of a post I made for a doll page I love. Want to know a little more about me? I cried a lot when I was little. My dad says I screamed from the day I was born until I went to preschool. This might be true. I have always loved to learn and my older… Read more »

Ezy T Squirts and Darlings pattern available NOW!

I am so happy to tell you that the Ezy T Squirts and Darlings pattern for your 13 to 14.5″ dolls such as the Wellie Wishers the Hearts for Hearts Girls Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings and the Les Cheries doll is now for sale in my etsy shop. This is the same great style you know and love for your… Read more »