In a house full of girls it’s easy to say that dolls, dresses and parties rule my world!
So, when asked to preview the new 30 minute Doll Clothes book and be part of Nancy Zieman’s tour, I was all in!
To keep the project personal, I decided to create an outfit from one of my daughter’s favorite dresses. She is growing so fast these days! But on a bright note, I am all about reclaiming and this was a perfect way to keep that special memories alive! Plus- bonus, my hem was already finished!! This saved me so much time. In fact, it almost felt like cheating!
The book includes patterns and step by step instructions that are super easy to follow. To keep my book in tacked, I photo copied the pattern for easy cutting.
A few notes about stitching on small projects-
- Take your time.
- Pressing & clipping curves are key.
- Reduce your stitch length. This will increase your stitches per inch and help when stitching around small curves.
Since my little girl loves to take tea, I thought it only fitting to create a party dress! Here are a few other sweet treats you will find at our parties.
30 Minute Doll Clothes Blog Tour Continues
July 14 Shari Butler doohikeydesignstudio.com/blog
July 16 Lori Holt beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com
July 17 Amy Barickman indygojunction.com/blog
July 18 The Long Ladies mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com
July 19 Ingrid Pinto freddiesfriendsblog.blogspot.com
July 20 Page Hill rileyblakedesigns.com/blog
July 21 Joan Hinds & Nancy Zieman nancyzieman.com/blog
At the end of the tour, lucky readers will be selected at random to win fun prizes. To be eligible, post a comment at the bottom of Nancy’s July 10 blog tour posting. Share with us your memories of making doll clothes or what types of doll clothes patterns you’d like to see in the future. Winners will be posted on Tuesday, July 24th.
Nancy Zieman’s Doll Clothes Blog Tour Prizes.
6/18 update- adding additional photos