Wednesday, July 25, 2012
New Exclusive Fashions (from socks)
The three outfits shown will give an idea of the styles that will be available to the Morristown ladies. Racquel was sporting one of the fashions yesterday in the photostory, Kendra's Day Out.
Melanie's outfit consist of a sweater with a boat neck collar and short sleeves. It is paired with a simple straight coordinating skirt. This outfit can be dressed up for work, or worn as is in a more casual setting.
Racquel sports a one-piece strapless dress that has a small ruffle on the hem. Add a jacket or coordinating sweater and it, too, can be worn to the workplace. As is, its perfect for dinner out with a loved one or with friends.
Carmen is wearing a one-piece that is perfect for the beach. As shown, it is more suited to the young crowd. Add a pair of leggings or jeans and it makes a nice top for any of the ladies.
All fashions were created from socks. I bought coordinating sock pairs to give lots of different ensemble possibilities. Most outfits were made by placing the dolls on the socks, sketching the outfits on the wrong side of the sock, then sewing on the lines drawn. The knit fabrics are very forgiving. I used a very small zigzag stitch to relieve any stress on the seams. When I am creating sock outfits for my dolls, I will sometimes use a little fabric glue on hems, armholes and necklines. I ALWAYS use stabilizer (tissue-like material sold in fabric stores to make stitching small items and knit fabrics easier to sew).
I am including a link to a fabulous article by Dale Rae Designs on making fashions with socks. I read through it over a year ago, but haven't done anything with it. But I feel it's a good one. Sock Fashion Tutorial. Of course, you can always do what I do. Make it up as you go along. Keep cutting and sewing until you get something you like. You might surprise yourself.