Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Sneak Peak at the Next Etsy Item

A doll-sized 1940's school jumper!

I think I like this better than any of my other doll projects so far! I'm going to have a hard time parting from it... ;-)
It was my first time making box/inverted pleats; aren't they neat?? I had a ball making them...

Anyway, I still have to make the blouse to go with this and then put it up for sale. I actually already made a blouse, but when I was done with everything except for the fastenings I decided it was way to fray-happy and I didn't like the way it looked. (I had used a very thin, fraying material.) So I am going to start all over again with muslin and probably trim it with piping instead of lace.

Just for fun, here is a tutorial for making box/inverted pleats.

6 comments:

Gabrielle Renee said...

Oh LOVE it!!

Love you,
Gabrielle

SinginginHisName said...

I love the fabric and the style! I would love to make one of these someday for my own girls and their dolls! So inspiring for the future to see you making doll cloths!

Ashley Nicole said...

I LOVE it!!! I want one in my size! :D You are doing a great job "Elinor" on all of these doll clothes.

Elinor Dashwood said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments! :-)

Ashley, I want one for myself too. ;-) I guess I could combine some pattern pieces and draft others to make something similar... hm... *ideas cooking in my head* Only I don't know that "they" sell that fabric anymore and it really is delectable... But I suppose I could find something similar! :-)

SinginginHisName said...

Marianne and Elinor I have tagged you both over at my blog! if you would like to participate in the tag check out my blog.

margaret dashwood said...

AWw, so cute!!