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Sewing & Knitting for dolls pre 30/06/2017

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    Andrea Wood
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    After Sandi’s recent post, I looked again and ordered 3 for myself last night. Two from eBay and one from Amazon. The ones I ordered are ment for people I think at 3 x 5 ft, but I am sure they will work for me in my 32″ photo cube as the ones I ordered have a ‘floor’ part that they would stand on with the rest being vertical. Or I can just clip them on something too. They are flexible so I can fold under the edges to make them fit the cube if needed.

    I used a piece of fabric as a backdrop in the cube for this photo. I got it at the quilt show as a precut and hoped it would be wide enough. It is a little narrow (you can see the seams of the cube on both sides) so I found the same fabric online and ordered 1.5 yards to use the same way. Found out after I took the photos that I had the fabric upside down too. LOL. Still looks not bad I think.

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    #10569

    Peggy Stuart
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    I agree on all counts, Heather.
    And Pam, I saw the heading. I’ll be switching to the new page now. I hope it doesn’t fill up too fast. Oh, wait! I hope it does! LOL!

    #10568

    Peggy Stuart
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    I have been looking at them. They have a lot of different designs. I’m having a little trouble figuring out if what you buy is a set of different backgrounds, and there seems to be a gap from 40-58cm dolls.

    #10567

    Pamela Elliott
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    Hi everyone! Maxine has started a new forum for sewing and knitting as this one is getting too long. Can you please use the new forum page from now one although this will remain open for viewing older posts. We are hoping to get the Forum into smaller pages but until then this is to make things easier in the interim. Any questions let me know.
    https://www.mydollbestfriend.co.uk/blog/forums/topic/sewing-knitting-dolls/

    #10544

    Pamela Elliott
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    I agree with you Heather. It has been and is lovely to be able to all get together here from many different countries and share our dolly related hobbies. I have learnt a lot too and been inspired!
    So a big thank you to everyone for being here 🙂

    #10543

    Pamela Elliott
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    Thanks, Peggy, Lauren looks really cute. I will check out the book on Amazon. I don’t have any of Joan’s books but I do have a couple of other old books with doll patterns. I should check them out, I guess.

    #10512

    Heather Wilson
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    We could not live further apart but through the beauty of computers we are able to enjoy our love of dolls. Although we are only a.small group I have learnt so much in the last few weeks. I am waiting for a knitpicks order that is taking a long time just to get out of the States. I have found a local woollen mills I order wool from here so will be interested to see if that is any good as a lot cheaper than the stores. I will have a look for some little buttons for the dress when I go shopping next. I have most of the Joan Hinds books and they are good to get ideas from Peggy. Love the little shorts outfit. One of our clothing stores sells Liberty shirts and I buy a couple each summer as just love the fabric. I find buying the fat quarters usually makes a dress for the dolls and you are able to get more colours and not have a lot of left over material

    #10511

    Heather Wilson
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    Sandi said she got a lot of her backdrops from RaiHing.com
    I certainly need to get one to show off my dolls better as find it so hard to find a decent place to take the pics.

    #10510

    Peggy Stuart
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    I had a quick look and didn’t see anything that appealed to me. Probably because the doll was missing! I’ll have another look when I have a chance.

    #10508

    Peggy Stuart
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    Carter’s tan shorts came with him, but the ones I make are from Fancywork and Fashion’s Best Doll Clothes Book by Joan Hinds. It has a pink cover with a doll wearing a grey poodle skirt, white blouse and pink cardigan. It has patterns for “regular” and “slender” dolls. I like that the shorts have no side seam, so they’re quick and easy to make. The book has been very useful. I use the regular size for Carter. I would use the slender size for Gotz dolls. Gabi, Dolly and Lauren are sort of between the two sizes, I think.

    The shorts are from the cropped top and shorts set. Here they are on Lauren, whom I outfitted for Habitat for Humanity’s silent auction last year, with the help of some people on Ravelry.

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