Every time I’m gone for a while the posts are long. Just scroll past the text to the bottom for the pattern if you’d like! 🙂
I wish you could all have seen the smile on my face this morning as I went through the flickr page and saw what everyone had made! I started pasting some of my favorites here and then there were too many, but I did want to share this pic from Sylvie:
because when I told my mom I was taking Lottie to Korea, she said, “Oh I think you should take that other cute little one you have instead…what’s her name? Ten Ping? She looks more like she could be Korean” I totally agree, but if you’ve priced both dolls recently you’ll understand why Lottie got to come with 😊 Although they’re similar in height, Ten Ping is wider, more like a vintage Ginny, whereas Lottie is more like a Tiny Betsy:
L-R: Ruby red Gigi, vintage 1950s Ginny, 1980s Ginny, vintage Tiny Betsy, Lottie (Karate)
See the vintage cuties in the photo above? They’re the reason the sew-along patterns are going to stay posted (rather than reappearing in my etsy shop) and you’ll have an unprecedented EXTRA MONTH to get your sewing done because I’m feeling generous due to generosity toward me. Here’s the deal: If you’ve been sewing along and posting your pix here you can enter your links to your photos by July 5 here and get a free pattern for Betsy’s dog, Nosy, which will be sent out July 6.
If you miss that deadline, you can enter until July 31 on this form and you will get your Nosy pattern Aug 1.
Lottie had a great time in Korea, although there were many dangerous creatures that tried to eat her…
and some that she made friends with.
See more of Lottie in Korea here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskY4QTr9
And now the part you scrolled down for:
Also, my mid-century furniture/accessory project didn’t appear last week, so here it is:
It’s a chair based on a McCall’s pattern for Ginny/Tiny Betsy but enlarged and adapted to fit 14″-15″ dolls.
Pattern for Nosy is available to those that complete the summer sew-along. Here’s how:
- Post your pix here
- Enter your links to your photos by July 5 here and get a free pattern for Betsy’s dog, Nosy, which will be sent out July 6.
Now that the sew-along is over what will be appearing?
(Don’t read if you prefer surprises) 🙂
Cuteness! Different sizes! Since I took May off from blogging (but not sewing) there’s a bit of a backlog that may appear as a post a day of mix/match patterns in AG size that you will love! After that, there are some totally adorable felt Lottie accessory projects, (definitely appearing) followed (almost certainly) by Lottie clothes and then I’m toying with several ideas for an easy (maybe foam core?) house for 8” dolls since that is a sadly neglected scale. The only issue there is what style could suit all my dolls of that size from the Lotties with their different interests, (Fairy? Hanok? Science lab? Tent? Hogwarts?) to Betsy and Ginny, who’d clearly prefer a mid-century one with their original McCall’s cardboard/fabric furniture. That will take us about up to August and back to school/work and feverishly working on a new pattern collection. If you’re like me and counting down the days until August 24, (56 more days!) you might be able to guess what the next collection will be!