Friday, March 28, 2014

GOAL!

No, we're not talking soccer. One of my personal sewing goals was reached this past week! I have officially sold doll clothing. :D (And she said she loves it, so I hope she meant it! haha!) Oh, my confidence got a boost! Always such a wonderful feeling when your work is appreciated, isn't it?

So, here are some pictures of the wardrobe that went out this past week!


Abigail in a bright, spring peasant dress with some Easter friends, and having a Princess Pony Party in a pink and purple party peasant dress! Say that last bit 10 times fast! ;)

Abigail, if you remember, is The Plush Plum's "prototype" doll, the first one ever made, and I have the honor of having her model for me.


Here is a kimono sleeve party dress, complete with a red satin sash - who doesn't love a big bow?


Two retro A-line dresses, and two more with kimono sleeves! 


A tee and pants set - perfect for a zoo picnic!


 And finally, a pretty tee and shorts set, great for walking the dog on a warm day, and a funky nature print set with capris!


I have more planned, and I can't wait to finish more styles for Abigail and her doll friends!
See these and follow along with future updates (including 18 inch doll clothes, coming soon) on my Facebook page!



*Pants/shorts/capris made with a self drafted pattern block. Shirts and dresses are made using modified Dolls & Daydreams or Bit of Whimsy patterns*

20 comments:

  1. I DOOOO love everything!! So happy I found you ;)

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    1. Awww!! Thank you! I am sooo excited about all of this!

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  2. These are soo cute! I wish I had the patience for doll clothes :)
    Amy

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    1. Thank you Amy! They're so fun! (They do take some patience though, I'll give you that.)

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  3. Meriel - these clothes (and the dolls) are really, really adorable! And you accomplished a business goal too - huge congrats on that accomplishment. Wishing you loads more success in the near future!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Maris!! I am very excited to see what's next!

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  4. So precious! That's one lucky doll! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you!! Hopefully there will be many more lucky dolls in my future! lol

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  5. Meriel- Wow! These look great- I wish I had the patience to make doll clothes as I think it would be really hard to sew. My grandma use to make clothes for my doll, but gave up after a few years. Nice job!

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    1. Thank you Megan! They're not so very hard, just take some patience and sometimes it's a little slower going - but it evens out, because they're so small! Plus, there are some great doll patterns out there, making it easy!

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  6. That is so cute!!! And I love your blog background! I need to make more toys for my kids!

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    1. Aww, thank you!! :) Ha, I've been thinking about changing it - it's a preset, I've been debating trying to customize a little more, but the colors kind of set my theme for my business cards, so I can't quite bring myself to change it now. Lol.

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  7. That is AWESOME! Congrats on your sale! They're all adorable.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! So exciting, it's the first time I've ever actually sold anything, gotta keep the momentum going now!

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  8. These are really cute! My baby girl isn't quite old enough to appreciate all the work that goes into sewing doll clothes. But I will have to remember your post when I do start. Sure exciting that you sold something too!

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    1. Thank you Chelsea! :) My girls aren't quite old enough either, but I enjoy it so much, I'd do it even if I didn't have girls. haha. Very exciting!

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  9. These are darling! I wish my girls were younger. I will have to keep this in mind for my friend's little girl. Perfect for a toddler or preschooler! So cute!!

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    1. Thank you! They are perfect dolls/clothes for toddlers - I know my three year old reallly wants to steal my model ;)

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  10. Great job. I haven't made doll clothes in almost 20 years when I made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for my daughter and nieces. That experiences helps me realize how much work goes into these. Good work!

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    1. Thank you Annette! Definitely takes some work but the results are always so rewarding, and the dolls never complain about fabric choices or scratchy seams ;)

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