Today I’m going to give you a brief preview of the many projects I’m working on behind the scenes.
As I’ve said in a previous blog post, I’ve started filming for my next class. That takes a lot of time and concentration, so I have to get lots of blog post materials prepped before I start to work on my Creative Spark coursework.
And here’s what I’ve prepared…
Some of you have requested free doll clothes patterns for Vogue Ginny dolls. Instead of creating a whole bunch of new patterns, I went through my already-designed doll clothes and tried them on Ginny to see what fits her.
I have created a whole video, showing my new Ginny doll‘s unboxing, plus you can watch me try different doll clothes on her to see which dolls she can swap clothes with!
That video was a ton of fun to make! I mean, who doesn’t enjoy playing dress up with a new dolly? Right!?
So over the course of the coming month or so, I’ll be giving you patterns for Ginny. They may seem like repeat blog posts, but they’ll be new in the sense that I’ve never had a Ginny doll to make clothes for before.
I’ve also been joyfully playing around with some of my old patterns, mixing and matching these with the patterns I’ve designed, to come up with a whole wardrobe for Barbie.
I plan to do some blog posts on wardrobe-related topics.
Here are a few blog post ideas I’d like to write about in the next couple of months or so:
- How to choose mix-and-match fabrics for a doll’s wardrobe
- How to package a handmade doll wardrobe for gift-giving or sales
- How to sew doll straps and belts
- Tips and tricks for sewing tiny doll clothes
I also want to show you what I’ve learned while sewing with my vintage patterns. For example, this beautiful blouse was made using my Simplicity 5731 vintage Tressy doll clothes patterns:
Tressy is not Barbie, though, so I wanted to see which modern dolls will fit in this blouse. I’ve got a whole bunch of try-on pictures to show you!
Here’s an image of my original vintage Tressy pattern, which I used for the blouse:
To make that white blouse, I used the patterns for View 2 in that Simplicity 5731 Tressy wardrobe. Are you curious which dolls will fit this blouse? I’ll share that information later on…
And you may have recognized in a previous photo in this blog post, that I also created the jumper! (For those of you outside the US, we Americans use “jumper” for a dress that has sort of strappy shoulders; we don’t use this word for sweaters.) Look again at View 2, and you’ll see this pink jumper in a sort of grey-blue color:
I’m not sure what I’m going to blog about, with regards to that adorable jumper, but I’ll come up with something!
And I recently invented a pattern for (and created a tutorial video for) making cloth-covered hangers. It was a fun and surprisingly simple project, that I can’t wait to share with you!
So those are just a few of the blog posts I plan to write in the next few weeks.
If you have questions, or topics you’d like me to cover, feel free to leave a comment below. Another way to reach out, is through my contact page.