Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ruthie's Strawberry Dress

After having the fabric sitting there for ages, this afternoon I finally got round to doing something with it, and here's how it turned out!
I used the Bubble Dress Tutorial from
This dress turned out pretty cute, but it was quite frustrating to make! I used the bodice pattern from Melody's Birthday dress (see picture), and the sleeves from a t-shirt pattern, because I wanted it to have long sleeves.
So obviously I didn't have too much trouble with the bodice, given that it was a very simple pattern and I'd made it before, so apart from a few unwanted tucks when setting the sleeves in, it was pretty much fine.
The skirt was definitely the worst bit!

1. I forgot to add 1/4'' to my bodice measurement for the skirt lining, hence why I had to put velcro all down the back, because it was too tight around her bottom (the pictures will explain more).
2. The gathers were really annoying! I hate gathering, especially when I have to make it really poofy so the threads are really tight, and then all they break when you try to pull them out, and you have to pick at them for ages to make it even before you sew, etc.

Now for the photos:

Birthday dress. Notice the similarities?

The sleeves were actually meant to be set straight in, but I think the gathers worked well, no?

The cutest, pouffiest skirt ever!

Dodgy back closure :(
The funny velcro arrangement I came up with to make it work.

And all the time I was taking photos, the cat was looking at me like this.
Aka: What are you doing near my playground???
Me: Well, it is my house, in case you hadn't noticed.

I thought the lining would make the dress to tight for her to sit comfortably in, but I was wrong! She can actually sit quite nicely, provided that I remember to put undies on her next time (I was in such a rush to get the photos done that they aren't very good quality, and I had to get a funny angle for this one so that you couldn't tell that she'd forgotten her underwear!)
Overall, the dress turned out super cute, and I would definitely recommend you try out the tutorial yourself. Only, please don't make the same mistake on the skirt lining that I did! It was so annoying, and I wouldn't want it to happen to anyone else!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Doll's Christmas-A Photo Story

I did this photo-story ages ago, but hadn't posted it yet due to lack of time. Sorry the photos aren't very good, it was taken the day I got my camera, and I still hadn't figured out how to use it properly yet.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!



I can't believe Christmas is finally here! I've waited for so long to open that present.
I know, I can't wait to see what we've got!

Come on, open up!

Look, Melody, I got some new underwear! Isn't it pretty?

It is Jenny, and look what I got.

She's so cute!

I'm so excited, I think I'll name her Rosie.

She's really cute, Melody. I love her stripy onesie and her bunny hat!

Isn't she just?

It's a girl thing, when you get a new doll, you always have to take her clothes off to see what she looks like underneath, lol!

Isn't she adorable?

I'm so happy with her!
We hope you had a good Christmas, everyone!

Jenny & Melody xoxo

Rosie was purchased for 6 dollars at K-mart, and Jenny's underwear was sewn by me.