Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 4

Welcome back for Day 4 of the Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along -doll clothes sewing patterns for American Girl Dolls and other 18″ dolls. It’s all about the back in this part of the sew along. The last posted ended with pressing the lining and bodice. Before moving forward, make sure you have sewn […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 3

Welcome back for the next post in the American Girl Doll Clothes pattern from Doll Days! -Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 3 We now have the trickier steps to do: Sew the inset and add the lining to the bodice. Just take the steps slowly: each step at a time and do each one carefully. […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 2

Welcome to Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 2 We’re working through the Modern Jumper pattern from the book Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls. This is the pattern for our Doll Days! Design Challenge this week and the winners will receive a fabric and trim bundle from Riley Blake Designs! […]

Modern Camp Shorts for AG Dolls Sew Along

Last week’s Doll Days Design Challenge was the theme Summer Day Camp fun! Many members were making their first pair of doll shorts and found it challenging. In response, I held a sew along to walk them through the sewing process, one step at a time, adding lots extra photos to help along the way. […]

Frayed Hem Tutorial

Recently, a sewing friend requested a tutorial for how to make a frayed hem on a dolly denim skirt. It’s really easy! I designed my Lindsay Skirt with a frayed hem option, but it can be done to almost any straight skirt. I’m using a pattern from my sewing book, Sew in Style – Make […]

Tips on Sewing with Knits

In trying to keep my latest pattern concise, I’ve been struggling with what tips to include and which to leave out. Instead I thought I would post a bunch of tips I have learned over the years for working with knits. Many are found in some of my patterns, but I thought it would be […]

Did you know? Tips!

I’ve been sewing almost my whole life. And I have surrounded myself with sewers all my life. I picked up so much from others. I have not taken very many classes, just learned from others at home, read books, etc. I also had a great sewing education when I worked in a local sewing machine/fabric […]

Tips on Sewing for 18″ Dolls

I’ve been in the designing mode for the past week and some of my “rules” are poking me, as I try out some new styles. I thought I would share some of the ideas I keep in mind when I am designing. Anytime you sew something, you are designing. You may not be drafting a […]

A Quilted Sham Tutorial

My daughter is leaving home to go to college. And I finished her quilt in time. She loves how soft it is and she loves all the pretty floral prints (Most are Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods). To help decorate her new room, I used¬† a pattern from Sweet Jane on Etsy called City […]

Shirred Waist Skirt Tutorial (for doll, too)

Do you have a favorite skirt? I do. I bought it several years ago in the clearance section at Target. It cost $5 or something like that. I bought it without even trying it on. It has become my go-to skirt for many occasion–end of the season team parties, Farmer’s market, summer potlucks in the […]


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