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Brief interlude

I’m in the process of putting my house for sale, and part of that involves packing up all my dolls for temporary storage.  So depressing -.-

I did keep a couple out so I will be able to continue sewing and making patterns, but most of my time has been going to the house these past few weeks.  Almost done though!  Then the dolly posts will resume.

Tiny BJD Rococo pattern on Etsy

The Rococo pattern has been adapted for tiny BJDs and put on Etsy.  The skirt of this dress is so incredibly full, it can even be worn by tiny centaurs:

Tiny Rococo Dress
(The tiny delf centaur is on loan from pullipjunk, along with the pukifee)

Rococo Custom Monster High dolls on Etsy

Rococo Draculaura

With the latest patterns, I’ve finished some customs I started last year. Granted it’s only March, but ehehheh, that’s still a long time ^^; Anyhoo, they’re now on Etsy, so you can check them out there.

The rest are behind the cut Read more »

Rococo/Hime Lolita Petite Slimline Doll Pattern now on Etsy!

Rococo Dress set now on Etsy!

The Rococo/Hime Lolita pattern is now on Etsy! Yaaaay! You can buy it individually, or as part of the Frocks & Frill Lolita Value Pack.

I debated doing the pattern as a double pack as it has two bodices, two sleeves, and two skirts so technically 2 outfits, but the second half of the second page would just be filled with things in other patterns, like bloomers. Therefore, I decided that including it immediately in a value pack was a better plan, because the other outfit bits I would have included are already in those pattens, plus discount :)

Discount Packs now on Etsy!

Fan Favorites Value Pack
Cozy Casuals Value PackFeminine Flair Value PackCostume Party Value Pack

I added a bunch of discount bundled patterns on Etsy. The combined discounts range from about 20-30% off the price of the individual patterns in the bundle. Also, I learned from the problems ipad people had with .zip files with the holiday packs, so these are all in .pdf format :)

Looking-Glass Lolita Dress patterns for Petite Slimline and Tiny BJD

Petite Slimline Looking Glass Lolita Pattern
Tiny BJD Looking Glass Lolita Pattern

Two new patterns in the Etsy Shop!

I tried something new.  I have done some patterns across multiple sizes, but when I do, I write the instructions from scratch because the patterns usually have slight differences, like on one I write sew in the collar first, and on the other I write sew in the sleeves first. It doesn’t really matter, but if writing instructions, you have to make sure the diagrams match up to the written part!

Anyhoo, this is a fun pattern that isn’t very difficult.  You can leave off the sleeves, collar, pinafore, and make very simple sun dresses, or you can sew all the pieces and add as many ruffles, bows, and trim as you can fit on there!

Celestial Sailor Petite Slimline Doll Pattern on Etsy!

Now live on Etsy!

Yaaaay!  I finally put the pattern up.  I also listed all 6 of the demo outfits I sewed from this pattern too (what possessed me to do it on a broken sewing machine NO IDEA) so for the first time you can also buy outfits as well!  This is probably going to be  a rare event, and the sailor outfits are definitely a 1-off thing.  I don’t really enjoy sewing the same thing over again, I like new exciting sewing challenges!

I was thinking about making this a double pack with a Japanese School uniform alternate outfit, but I decided against it.  Instead, I’ll be making a school uniform pack that has more school uniform pieces, which I’m hoping to put together so that the pieces can be combined to make the Evangelion school uniform and the Shibooya school uniform.  There won’t be any overlap between the patterns, but I will make them combinable with each other as well as with the catholic school uniform set so sleeve styles and skirt styles can be swapped around to create just about any uniform you can think of :)

Quick update

I was going to sew up a few more demo outfits, take pictures, and put the Celestial Sailor outfit pattern online yesterday.

Replacement sewing machine #2 showed up on Saturday (Replacement #1 arrived broken). Replacement #2 was not broken, technically, it’s just that the factory-set tension was so ridiculously bad that adjusting the setting manually wasn’t enough to make a straight stitch straight. Or tight.

So replacement machine #2 is going back too. I’ll be trying a different brand/model with #3, so hopefully that will work better.

I WILL be finishing up a couple of demo outfits and the pattern WILL be going up in the Etsy shop later today, it’s just going a lot slower because I’m working on my original machine, which still sews a straight stitch, but every other function, including reverse, is broken >.<

Kitty Cheshire Ever After High Review

Today’s doll is Kitty Cheshire:
Kitty Cheshire
Kitty is one of those dolls that everyone seems to love but me ^^;

I’ve been trying to review the dolls on an as-made basis, instead of bringing up things like changes from initial design to release and things like missing accessories. Kitty did not come with her forearm designs and fur cuffs. Ginger did not come with her bracelet and ring. These things were originally shown in the prototypes, but cut as a cost-cutting measure by Mattel. Yeah, companies do this, and yep, it sucks. But as long as the rest of the doll that is released is well made, I’ll still give it a pretty good review.

So again, first the good, and for Kitty, that’s a lot: Read more »

Ginger Breadhouse Ever After High Doll Review

I was really excited to get Ginger. I loved her design, and after Duchess, my expectations were high.
Ginger Breadhouse
Too high.

But first the good: Read more »