Monthly Archives: May 2018

Summer Sew Along Week 1

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Yay, it’s time for the summer sew-along!  If you’re new to the blog, this is an event to motivate you to complete a mini wardrobe on a theme for your doll by sewing one garment each week.  This year it’s an Edwardian summer wardrobe AND a bunch of accessories, mostly sewn, some crafty!

Here’s how it will work:

Each week’s sewing pattern will be posted on Thursday – make sure to get it that day!  Most of these can be easily shrunken for 13-14″ dolls like Hearts for Hearts and Cheries by copying the slim size at 77% and you’re welcome to do that if you don’t have any 16″ dolls like AGAT, Sasha, etc.  If you miss a week, the patterns and their associated accessory will be available in AG and AGAT sizes on Etsy afterwards.

Sew along each week and post pix of what you made.  Get inspired and comment on others’ photos here. Note that I sometimes like to share your pix from there on the blog, so make sure to have sharing turned on/off if you do/don’t want that to happen.  Complete each week’s outfit and get the related accessories pattern free, complete all the weeks and get the bonus sewing/accessory pattern!

To reiterate:

Step 1: post pic of what you made each week here:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/2825314@N20/

Step 2: enter your email and the link to your pic here by next Thursday: https://goo.gl/forms/iA85Pu6rpSlCMxW62

Step 3:  Receive your accessory pattern by email next Friday.

This week we have an Edwardian Garden Party dress:

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Get the pattern here TODAY ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

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SSA will start next week!

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If you are on the Bex/Elinor pre-order list, you probably got the recent email that they are delayed even LONGER now due to bad weather and not expected to arrive until May 22 and then have to clear customs, get shipped, etc.  😦

SO, that’s the bad news, the good news for you is even though the initial plan was to start the Summer Sew-Along after they arrived because I was so excited to have them to model the SSA outfits, I’m giving up on waiting and we’re starting the SSA next week!  If you’re waiting for yours too, you can get a head start on sewing, and just think how happy they’ll be to have some new clothes to change into after their long voyage!

This year, based on your votes, it’s going to be an Edwardian summer wardrobe AND accessories!  We’ll follow some English dolls from “Wrenton Abbey” 🙂 and see how they might have spent the summer!  It’s been a really fun challenge so far coming up with themes and finding pattern ideas to go with them and I can’t wait to share!

With summer vacations, you’ve said it can be hard to follow along for the whole series, so this year, there’s an  incentive each week of a related craft or accessory pattern if you finish the outfit.  That way, even if you can only participate for a week or two, you can still get a fun freebie by sewing along!  If you are a super seamstress and finish everything, there will be a bonus sewing pattern at the end.  Each week’s pattern will be released on Thursday and only available that day in AGAT/Sasha/etc. size.  After you make it and post a pic, you will be able to get the accessory pattern.  Here’s a sneak peek of one of the outfits:

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