Just released Sweet Innocence for 18″ dolls, it’s available on Etsy and Craftsy for a special value of $4 right now, On June 1st it will go up to $6. Sweet Innocence and Sweet Innocence for 18″ dolls can be purchased together for a discounted price of $15.
I am so excited for the release of this pattern. I really love it and hope that you will love it too.
Both Sweet Innocence patterns together on etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/190929020/sweet-innocence-girls-and-doll-combo-pdf?
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Included with this pattern is 3 versions of the over dress; one wraps around the front and buttons on one side, another crosses in the front and closes in the back and the 3rd curves up to the center to show the pants underneath, within those 3 dresses you can also pick between single or double ruffle. Pattern also has 2 different peasant dresses, a basic peasant dress and a super full tiered peasant dress. It also has a pair of ruffle hem pants where you can choose between a single or double ruffle hem, want capris cut the Bitty Baby line. Speaking of Bitty Baby, It also includes cut lines to make the dresses and pants shorter for Bitty Baby.
That is basically 5 patterns in one and the mix and match possibilities are practically endless. You can match any over dress with any peasant dress, add a pair of pants and you will have one decked out dolly.
Here are some of my tester’s photos, love how they all turned out
If you have previously purchased the girls version of Sweet Innocence you may get the pattern for $3, just email me with the email address you used when purchasing the pattern and I will invoice you for the special $3 price.
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To go with my new Sweet Innocence for 18″ dolls pattern I have made this headband pattern to offer to you for free.
This headband is a perfect addition to any outfit for your 18″girl, they are also easy and fast to make.
Since I have not figured out how to add a pdf file here yet, you can download the pattern for free off craftsy
Trio of Toppers Fun with flowers is a fun to make set of patterns. It is the second in my line of tops with crochet bodices, featuring 3 different kinds of flowers.
The yellow top has daffodils, the white and pink one are daises, and the blue one is periwinkles.
After the crochet top is made fabric is then added to make it a top or a dress, make it any length you want for the look you want. This makes for quick and fun item that is oh so beautiful.
This pattern features written instructions in American terminology, Symbol instructions for each flower as well as diagrams on assembly. There is also instructions on making and attaching the fabric skirt. Last picture on this page give a preview of the pages included in this pattern.
I love this sundress, it’s simple, yet beautiful. It’s perfect for those hard to sew for tweens. It has simple lines and is less frilly that our older girls love but still has a small section for smocking so that we can put our love into it.
What’s great about this pattern is that there are a lot of options. It can be either smocked or gathered in the front. It has the ease of dressing with a shirred back but it can also have a zipper if that is preferred.
There are many detailed images to help you to make this dress.
I do not do my patterns with photographs of the steps, I draw the steps in paint shop pro for what I hope is greater detail.
Here are 3 separate pages to show some of the instructions in the pattern
This portion show part of the assembly of the bodice.
This page shows part of the instruction on the zipper version of the dress
This shows how to assemble the dress with the shirred version.
Look at these details.
shirred back, or zipper back (sorry I don’t have a photo of the zipper back)
Hand smocking or gathered depending on your preference and girl’s style.
I love what one of my customers has done with my Sweet Innocence pattern and I am so honored that she has chosen my pattern for this special occasion. Daddy is coming home from Afghanistan and this is the dress she will be wearing, personally I think Daddy is going to love it. Thank you Jesica for sharing your pictures with me.
Here’s her facebook page
Simple Skirt Tutorial My daughter wants to make skirts to donate to foster care as a church project that she needs to do. I decided that this style of skirt would be easiest to to make and we could make several very quickly. The majority of the work is done before a single stitch is sewn.
Assemble your supplies
What you will need: Fabric, thread to match, scissors, 3/4″ non roll elastic, clear ruler (one for quilting is best), missing from photo is fabric marker, large safety pin, ironing board.
Cut fabric from selvage to selvage by the length you want the skirt to be plus 1 3/4″ and iron the fabric
(note the selvage to selvage is best up to 24″ or 25″ waist)
On the right side of the fabric use the ruler and mark 1/2″ from cut edge, then measure another 1 1/8″ from the previous line and mark. This will be for your elastic casing. With wrong side up turn to 1st line and press with iron, then turn to second line and press with iron. On opposite end (on right side) measure and mark 1/4″ and 1/2″ then on wrong side turn and press the first line then turn and press on the second line. This is the hem of the skirt. Fold fabric in half with right sides together matching up selvedge edges, open up the pressed ends and match press lines, on machine sew from top to bottom following the selvage edge of the fabric. At ironing board, open the seam and press, then refold and press the iron lines back down. On top edge (elastic casing) sew 1/8″ from top folded edge being sure to overlap stitching a few stitches. On inner fold on the same side sew 1/8″ from folded edge being sure to leave approximately 1″ open for inserting elastic. On bottom edge (hem) sew 1/8″ from inner folded edge being sure to overlap stitching a few inches. Cut elastic to fit around the waist comfortably plus 1″ for sewing ends together. Put safety pin on one edge of elastic Insert elastic into opening on casing and ease elastic into casing by pushing fabric onto safety pin then pulling the fabric onto the elastic, continue threading the elastic through the casing (being very careful to not pull the other end through the casing) until you pull all the way around and back out the same hole. remove safety pin and overlap the ends of the elastic about an inch being sure that the elastic is not twisted. Sew elastic ends together, I like to sew it along the cut edges (on both sides) so that it still has some stretch to it. Pull on gathers and push the elastic back into the casing and sew casing opening closed being sure to overlap stitching and being careful to not sew through the elastic. pull on elastic to even out the gathers on skirt, sew a straight line on each side of skirt to help prevent elastic from twisting within casing. Now just cut any loose threads and enjoy your new skirt.
So I guess I am a little late but here is the Christmas present that I made for my parents, I finished it about a month ago and gave it to them when they came over a couple of weeks ago. This was from a cross stitch kit by bucilla called Light of the World and the painting it was from is also called Light of the World and was painted by Greg Olsen, my all time favorite artist, it is my dream to have one of his paintings in my home they are gorgeous.
This took me about 5 months to make working on it off and on
Here is a pattern that I designed years ago.
It is, my idea of, a Victorian style coat pattern using contrasting yarn as a design element. This is an imperfect and untested pattern but I offer it for free in the hopes that some one will enjoy it.
You can download it directly from Ravelry here
Or you can save it to your Ravelry account here
Here is another of my free smocking patterns called Enchanted. This one features a smocked front and sleeves and have options for short, long or 3/4 sleeves. Shirt buttons in the back. Also included with this pattern is instructions on how to make the triple ruffle skirt. This pattern is multi sized for 18m to 6.
you may find the pattern here on craftsy