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  • #4588

    Pamela Elliott
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    Oh sweet. She suits blue, doesn’t she. I admire you sewing for the little dolls. My fingers are too clumsy! I adore her long striped socks… very trendy. Did you make or buy them?

    #4584

    SANDI SMITH
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    Here’s my latest sewing for Dasha. Not overjoyed with the white top, so I may make another and bin this one.

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    #4582

    SANDI SMITH
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    Just took a peek, OMG doesn’t Nora look so different with curly hair! It’s amazing how different they can make just three sculpts look, just by changing the skin colour, eyes and hair. The new red haired Cristi looks great with the buns and all the outfits shown in the new are lovely . Tan skin makes Cleo’s cheeks look so chubby I could pinch them. 🙂

    I have Dasha (with the coat), Nora (both bought in Oz for me by hubby for Christmas); Liu, Cristi and Claire I purchased myself from here.

    #4581

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    I love the way you painted everything yourself! Really cute. Thanks for the idea of combining patterns… I will have to try.

    I had never tried smocking before. This dress was my first and only item I have ever smocked. It was time consuming! But I have to say, looking at it again, I guess it was worth it! I love gingham and spots too! I’ll have to look through my photos and see what else I can show you that I have made. I have just 3 PR dolls. Dasha, Carla and Liu. I would really like a Nora! There are some beautiful ones in the latest catalogue. Have you seen it here: https://www.mydollbestfriend.co.uk/blog/paola-reina-archives/
    Click on the 2017 catalogue!

    #4576

    SANDI SMITH
    Participant

    Thank you Stella. 🙂

    #4575

    SANDI SMITH
    Participant

    Thank you Pamela, that’s very sweet of you, but I don’t know about “great”. I bought the little cart raw and painted it myself, then made the blocks to fit the cart. Try using a dress bodice and adjusting a pant pattern to fit, it will save you looking for a pattern. 🙂

    Oooh I love the wardrobe and your PR girls all look so gorgeous. I agree with Stella, lucky granddaughter! I don’t mind sewing for this size, but I doubt if I could see to do the smocking so tiny. The pink top is really pretty, (I’m a fan of pink too). There’s something about tiny spotted fabrics and ginghams, they always look so good on dolls . . . seems to be a crispness or freshness about them. Do you have many PR dolls this size?

    #4574

    Stella Taylor
    Participant

    I also wanted to say how lovely Sandi’s girls looked in their outfits. Very pretty!

    #4573

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    Thanks, Stella! And yes, they are fiddly which was why I swapped to the Gotz dolls. I love the Gotz dolls and they are so much easier to sew for! I’m not good at fiddly!

    #4571

    Stella Taylor
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    Aren’t they lovely! Your granddaughter is lucky to have such a talented nanny (and granddad for making the wardrobe)! They are such pretty dolls, but I bet it must be fiddly to make outfits for them

    #4568

    Pamela Elliott
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    I used to sew and knit for my Paola Reina dolls before I started with the larger dolls. So I have found some old photos to show you. I actually sewed a pair of long legged rompers which are hanging in the little wardrobe my husband made for me.
    I still have all the dolls and clothes as I am saving them for my little granddaughter. I will have to get them out and take some photos for you to see.
    Her is a photo of the wardrobe and another of a smocked dress I did a few years ago.

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