Wednesday, April 8, 2015
What Was I Thinking?!
Whose bright idea was it that I sew and sell clothes for the little dolls? Let me just say after many hours of trial and error, I finally have ONE dress that is suitable to sell. Yes, I know I have lots of little pants that are also ready to sell, but making cute little shirts to go with said pants has not been easy. Designing outfits, making patterns, testing patterns, remaking patterns, retesting patterns. AAARRGGGHHH! I am now officially cross-eyed from all the small stitches. Unfortunately, I'm too deep in now. I know I am on the verge of some really cute things, once I get through the basics of pattern making and testing. Then I will be able to branch out and embellish, which is always fun. So below is the ONE dress and a lot of other "not quite there" test garments. I am not allowed to buy any new fabric until I get the designs and patterns finished. I am famous for buying new fabrics and NEVER using them. So you will see some fabrics repeated in the test garments below. The good thing is my SIS girls will get all the outfits that don't make it to the store.
The one dress.
The bodice is lined and the seams are finished. Dresses will probably have snaps, while shirts may have velcro.
This dress is the same design as the one above. I'm thinking of adding red as an accent. I also discovered that this dress looks really cute with a white bottom half.
There will be white pants, but this white material is too stretchy. They have to be remade. The top is okay, but nothing special. It was one of the first ones I did. I was desperate to get something made.
There will be cute little hooded jackets. I still have to work out what the front closure will be.
Another attempt at a top. I like this design better, but I need to fix the bottom.
This is a shorter version of the top above, which I think will look nice with a peplum attached.
I want to make cute little matching ensembles.
Strike a pose!
Lots to do, but I'm going to stick it out. I'm looking forward to cute little tshirts with sayings, jackets with pockets, shorts, capris, sundresses, and all the other little nuances that go with adorable kid clothes.