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

In-depth details on my projects

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 »

Remember this custom order?

Remember this little custom order dance outfit? No? Well, you can read all about it in this early blog post: Custom Challenge…Motorcycle Jacket (Jane likes RED) The customer that ordered that also ordered this darling outfit Recently, I received a few photos from the customer, who happens to be a good friend of mine. I have permission to share and… Read more »

In the works today – Patterns and more patterns!

Nothing like keeping too many irons in the fire! Want to know what I’m working on this week? Everything! First, I’m finalizing the pattern for the Sprinkler Season Squirts! This will be the third size range of this popular design. It will have 2 cuttings lines: Size one will fit A Girl for All Times, like this lovely Matilda Size… Read more »

Happy Independence Day!

Please enjoy your freedom safely! Dress your dolls in their patriotic best and say a prayer for peace. Dress shown is the Double Take Reversible Sundress – Slender Size by Janie Carroll Designs find it in my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/239220932/double-take-reversible-sundress-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_13

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 »

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 »