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Doll Dress Boutique Bonus Design

Doll Dress Boutique Bonus Design

Welcome to the final stop on the Doll Dress Boutique book blog tour! I’m so glad you stopped by. Doll Dress Boutique is all about great fitting patterns and teaching seamstresses how to mix and match design elements, empowering readers to be the designer! Don’t […]

How to Sew Piping Detail

How to Sew Piping Detail

Watch my video sewing tutorial on How to Sew Piping, such as the piping detail for the Princess Seamed Dresses in my new book, Doll Dress Boutique. Learn about the different types of piping and how to make your own flat piping or prepare corded […]

Rolled Hem Video Tutorial

Rolled Hem Video Tutorial

Tiny narrow hems are easy to sew using the rolled hem presser foot. It’s great for doll clothes, because it helps to maintain the scale. Watch my sewing tutorial video to see just how quick and easy it is! I hope it motivates you to […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 4

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. 1st day go here   2nd day go here 3rd Day go here It’s all about the back in this […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 3

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: […]

Doll Days! Modern Jumper Sew Along Day 2

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 […]

Modern Camp Shorts for AG Dolls Sew Along

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 […]

Frayed Hem Tutorial

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 […]

Tips on Sewing with Knits

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 […]

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 […]



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