My brain has been stuck on the idea that I need to sew the red and white striped T-shirt from my Simplicity 8281 vintage doll clothes pattern for months now.
Of course I have other, more important projects underway.
For Christmas, I was busy sewing doll clothes for a family I know, and after talking to the mother for this family of children, we decided to go with purples and pinks for their doll wardrobe. The red and white striped shirt would not have gone with the set.
This outfit was part of their ensemble:
What I wanted to sew was that cute little red and white striped number from Simplicity vintage doll clothes pattern #8281.
And my niece requested some additional doll clothes for her stuffed toy which she calls “Kitty.” She wanted polka dots, not stripes, and Kitty is much bigger than a Barbie doll anyway. So my plans to sew the red and white striped shirt got put on hold yet again.
For Emily’s requested “Kitty” doll clothes, I used the McCall’s 9449 (view A) jumper pattern to sew Kitty a little dress and bloomers.
I showed you that project last week, on Monday. Click here if you want to read more about it.
I mean, yeah, it was fun to make. And it turned out really cute.
But I wake up every morning, dreaming of red and white striped jersey fabric. That Simplicity 8281 pattern is calling to me!
But I’m also finishing up the filmography for my next class, for the Creative Spark online learning platform. This one will teach you how to design your own doll pants, leggings, and overalls from scratch.
I’ve been having a lot of fun creating this class, and I look forward to its release. But dang! I wish I had more time…
The projects I’ve been creating for the Creative Spark online learning platform have been a top priority for months now. Years, if you consider the class I’ve already made: “How to Alter Doll Clothes Patterns.”
That vintage 8281 Simplicity Barbie doll clothes pattern is sitting in a plastic tub in my sewing room, but I can’t seem to get the image of a red and white jersey fabric long-sleeved Barbie T-shirt out of my brain. It keeps haunting me!
Do you guys ever have this happen? Do you ever obsess about a pattern you really want to sew but just don’t have time to get the sewing done? And if so, what do you do about it?
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I have done that many times and I have the fabric (but not the finished products) to prove it. LOL Occasionally, I’ll just make the piece and it always eventually finds a home. I think that red striped top would make a great piece to use to display those overalls your are planning for your video. (The rest of the red striped fabric would make great leggings for a Christmas outfit.) I’m not helping, am I? 😀 By the way, I have that pattern, too, and a friend whose daughter has a Barbie that always needs clothes. If you have a source for that jersey fabric with narrow stipes, please let us know. I’ll be doing some obsessing myself now.
With regards to a source for that red striped fabric, I’ve already got some in my stash. However, if you need some, there are plenty of sellers on Etsy with small print striped jersey or regular cotton fabric. Just click this link to find some.
And remember, I have an Etsy store too! Here’s my store’s link, so you can follow me and see what I post, whenever something new gets posted.
Since it would take me, at most, two hours for that T-shirt, I’d just make it. And maybe a fringed mini skirt to go with it. Thats only like a thirty minute project. So for 2-2 1/2 hours work, I can stop thinking about it and move on. It’s worth it because I’m expending a lot more than that in mental energy thinking about it
Ha ha ha! Good point! I need to just get it sewn!
But of course I have 10 other projects that are works in progress right now…