Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bleuette!

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So I took a few weeks off from the blog, and had some time off work, plus a major snowstorm kept me housebound and what did I do with that time?  Well, there are a couple major projects in the works, and I thought I’d give myself a break from them and…um…sew some other stuff.  (Yes, I’m aware how silly that is!)  Also I did a huge amount of digitizing of embroidery designs and my Bleuettes are thrilled!

Yours might be too, because there’s a whole new collection in my etsy shop of Bleuette machine embroidery designs in pes format.

Yep.  You can now make your Bleuette an incredible, embroidered wardrobe in a fraction of the time it would take to do it by hand!  If your machine uses another format, there’s FREE conversion software here: http://www.wilcom.com/en-us/products/truesizerproducts.aspx

Are you running to get it right now?  Use the coupon code 20off20 to get 20% off it or any other purchase of $20 or more through Sunday!

Want to try my one of my favorites from this set?

Download the 1933 Robe de Toile FREE here

and get the pes design here

Don’t have a Bleuette?  It will also fit Paola Reina las Amigas and Corolle Cheries but NOT Hearts for Hearts

If this dress looks familiar, that’s because I did it for larger dolls here: https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/hurry-up-spring/

Another Adorable Effner…

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I had thought nothing could top last fall’s doll show find of a Little Darling https://jenwrenne.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/the-4-season-dress-summer/

But I was wrong.  I got this 10″ Boneka Tuesday’s Child (at far right) for an AMAZING price and am thrilled to find she can share with a lot of dolls I already have!

Are you thinking her outfit looks similar to a Boneka one you’ve seen before?  You’re right!

Click here for the story of her new outfit, with a tutorial on making patterns from ready-made clothes.

There are no instructions with the pattern.  The neckline was faced, the sleeves and hem were bound with bias and the pants were gathered onto a waistband and legbands.  You could also add extra length there to form an elastic casing if you want.

Do you need a chicken to go with Kit’s overalls set? Several people said they did, and I found a really cute, easy, and FREE felt pattern for one here: https://georginagiles.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/diy-felt-chick/