ARCHIVES January 2009
Adapting a doll dress pattern
Now that I’ve got my doll dress muslin done, I can use the pieces from my own, custom dress and add elements from other patterns, adjusting them to fit, according to my dress muslin. You can see in the photo above, that I’ve taken the pieces from my dress muslin, and traced them to make…
Original folk art cat doll in progress, the dress muslin
Here are some photos of the muslin of the doll dress I was working on, completed. It is entirely hand sewn using cotton quilting thread to make a basting stitch. I draw any adjustments in fit and length that I want to make directly onto my dress muslin with a mechanical pencil. Before I assembled…
Happy new year!
These are some of the photos I have taken, although not just recently, at the Raleigh Little Theater Rose Garden, at Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, and in my own garden. Back in upstate New York, where I grew up, I would spend our most dreary winter days pouring over flower catalogs and magazines. I…