Tag Archives: Janie Carroll Designs pattern

Photo Finish – from the fireplace to the frame!

I love photography! I think I was doomed from the get-go because my parents and grandparents on both sides were snap happy, too! That said, I am unskilled. We were the $15 Instamatic sort of fans! I’ve graduated up to a $150 Canon that was a gift from my kids. It’s red, so they figured Mom would like it! Yes. Jane… Read more »

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 »

Announcing my newest pattern: The Super Skort +

 I am happy to announce the launch of my newest pattern for standard 18″ dolls. Many of you know that I make quite a lot of custom Cheerleading uniforms for dolls to match the uniforms of the little girls that own them! H Here’s a recent example: The basis of nearly all of these uniforms is a simple skort. Just… 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 »

New Pattern Coming Soon: The Triple Axel Skating Dress

Apologies for the neglect of my blog posting. I never wanted to inundate you with too many posts but guess I really need to remind you that I’m still out here, right? I’ve been busily working on the next pattern. Soon to release: The Triple Axel Skating Dress. Here are some sneak peak photos of what’s going on in this… 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 »

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 »

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 »