Thursday, 22 August 2013

Francine's New Clothes

Francine waited patiently for me to get round to making her something for the summer.  She decided that she looks so much like the BFC doll that an outfit similar would suit her best...

I also made her a hairband, her hair is very thin on top and a hairband hides it, she was pleased that I thought to do this for her.  Here she is with the BFC doll who still hasn't got a name...
Francine's outfit is made from recycled fabric.  The pants were a pillowslip and the top was the end of a sleeve from one of my pyjama tops that was too small, I only wore it once and nearly cut off the circulation in my arms, a good excuse to use it for doll clothes!

Replying to Comments

Thanks Theanne, Lizzie, Raine and Audra for all your comments, I enjoy them very much and it's nice to know you enjoy my posts.  If I forgot anyone I'm sorry.  I still haven't decided whether to get that doll I mentioned, I keep looking at it then thinking I'm being a bit silly getting another doll.  I will probably give in though - we'll see!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Top and Leggings for Chloe

Here's Chloe again, this time with a summer top and leggings.  The top is made using the same pattern as the sunsuit, I just cut off the pattern to the length that suited her.  The leggings are made from an old vest/undershirt.  The leggings aren't perfect but they look ok on Chloe...
I've been very tempted lately to buy another doll.  It is a Paolo Reine doll, it is slightly shorter than Chloe and very similar in body shape.  I know I shouldn't but what can you do when you see a doll that just calls to you?!?!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Sunsuit for Marie

I like this doll, she is very pretty.  She was a bit more expensive than my other dolls and I would rather have the less expensive dolls because of the guilt factor.  Her hinges are a bit weird, they keep springing out of the position I put them in and sometimes her legs go at funny angles.  I forget just now what make she is and I should have said joints not hinges.  Think my brain is malfunctioning today, it is extremely hot and humid outside due to something called the 'Spanish plume', we're getting a plume of heat up from Spain.

Anyway, I made her a sunsuit and she was very pleased with it, she is always the last one to get new clothes...
I've got to stop sewing for a few days because my craft room is a total mess, I can hardly get in there.  Things need putting away properly, not just piled up like I've been doing for ages.  When I think of a project I just have to do it NOW!  A bad habit.