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. […]

Athletic Shorts Sew Along Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Sew in Style Sew Along: Athletic Shorts. We’re using the PJ Shorts pattern from my book, Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes, to make the athletic shorts shown on page 110. If you haven’t started–no worries! You can find Day 1 here and catch up when you can. […]

Are Scrunchies Really Back?

My daughters tell me lots of girls wear fabric covered ponytail holders at their schools. If so, yay!  I wore a hair scrunchie everyday for years, either on my wrist or in my hair. I made one for  practically every outfit (sewing tutorial to follow, promise)–I liked being matchy for a while there. It was […]

Jeans Sew Along part 3: the waistband

So you’ve got your front and back side sewn together (parts 1 and 2), and you need a waistband to hold ’em on your hips. Here are the other sew along posts: Part 1 Part 2 Part 2 and 3/4 To get started on part three, we need to do a little prep work. Belt […]

The Elusive Sewing Project: Skinny Jeans

What makes sewing jeans difficult, scary, and unthinkable?  I can think of a lot of things…patterns for one. Will all that effort feel wasted if the jeans don’t fit? Yes. This happens all the time though, so why are jeans not sewn more often. (besides the fact that there are fewer patterns available for sewing […]


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