Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sewing Machine Repair Interview- Common Problems w/ Stitches, Threading...

I have been repairing some old sewing machines lately and have been looking for repair tips. I found this and thought it would be good to share. Both these videos have a lot of good information about keeping your sewing machine running smoothly. They are well worth the time to watch!

Fondant High Heel Shoe Tutorial

I found this great video on how to make shoes from sugar for a cake but this could be done for doll shoes using polymer clay or Fimo instead! Fantastic instructions here. I especial like the supports and jigs used to assemble the shoe for accuracy.

Here is Tarja's video from Fashion Doll Shoes using a similar method using polyclay.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Barbie Mode Danielle paper pattern scaled to fit a Sybarite doll

I have fitted this pattern in paper and will sew this in fabric now. Trapeze (a Sybarite doll) is the fitting model. The Japanese Barbie Mode patterns are so beautifully designed. It is a pleasure to work with them.

Dolls wearing paper patterns

Took the pattern from above website, printed it out and traced pieces as is on coffee filters without seam allowances. Taped together and then cut and pieces to make alterations. Now I have to cut the paper coat apart to refine the pattern, then sew it up! It took 3 hours to get this far.

Here is the finished coat. It is made with silk organza and lined with pink silk organza. Sybarite Moon models.