Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Meet Genine

Doll clothes designer extraordinaire.  Genine resides in England and adds a European flair to many of her designs,  she also has a knack for translating the fashions we sew for our little girls into one for dolly too, so they can have matching outfits.
Genine designs for 18" dolls and gives excellent instructions to compensate for variations of different doll body measurements as not all 18" dolls have the same body size.

Each pattern comes with several variations as you can see here with the Katya  pattern.

 I am honored to be a tester for Genine's patterns and Sam thanks her for letting her get off the shelf and being able to play again.

I have a special little girl that will be getting a new special friend for Christmas and she will come with lots of new clothes.
You can purchase Genine's patterns through her Etsy shop. new patterns are added often so keep checking back.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Something for fall

Sam wanted to show you the outfit she wore to the quilt show.  Our smocking group has a raffle each year for doll clothes and Sam did some modeling.  If you think I am having way to much fun sewing doll clothes you are right!!  
This top has a touch of smocking.  The perfect amount for leaning to smock.  The version can also be made without smocking.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Well, Hello Dolly

Hello, my name is Samantha, my friends call me Sam.  I used to have a little girl to play with but, as with all little girls she grew up.  I went to the shelf at grandma's house.  I have some stuffed animal friends that also got left behind, it's just not the same as having a little girl friend to play with.  I was pretty darn sad for awhile.
One day, grandma came and took me off the shelf. Where was I going?  What was going to happen to me?  I must confess I was pretty scared.
Grandma took me to her sewing room and gave me a new outfit.  Then she let me go outside and play.
I was so excited and happy.   It seems grandma, has found a designer of doll clothes and is enjoying playing with me.   I have been very busy modeling new clothes and playing with grandma.
She even took me to a quilt show, so I could model a new outfit.

Now, I know you will want to make new clothes for your dolly and I don't think you could find cuter clothes for doll's with a custom touch.  Oh, you don't have a doll?  Well, I bet your daughter or granddaughter does and what better way to share then making some doll clothes.  

You can find the patterns here  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Genniewren