A-line YoSD sized dress

Who would’ve imagined that the reason the bodice was not fitting was because I was making patterns that were too small?? Only me haha.

I knew I could complete an outfit in a matter of an hour or two… But with the wrong measurements I was not going to get anywhere ^^”.

But I kept at it. I persevered and although the dress did not turn out as planned. It’s still darling.

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Sorry for the bad picture. I took it early this morning but the light was bad because the sky was overcast.

What did I learn??

1. Do not give up!! No matter how frustrating the results might seem, perseverance eventually pays off far better than the immediate satisfaction of giving up.

2. A little planning could improve results . I should probably get in the habit of making sketches of how I want the dress to look so that it’s not so much of a surprise that the dress does not turn out how I wanted it.

Simple!! Perseverance and more planning!!

Stay tuned for new outfits as I am joining the next round of the sewing project on DoA!!

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Patiently waiting…

My pretty little V is patiently waiting for a dress!!

The basic slopper has been quite troublesome.  I ended up getting a pattern and compared the two and turns out I was not too far off.  Now I just need to sit down and sew!!

I am also buying s new wig because I am not too satisfied with this one.  It’s so messy and difficult to style.  I am not sure the color suits her either.  As for the eyes, they finally arrived!!  They are purple glass eyes. I feel she looks cuter with purple eyes rather than blue ^^

What do you think about the eyes and the wig??

Stay tuned for a cute YoSD-sized dress!! I hope to finish one tonight.

Basic Sloper for YoSD sized BJD

For the last couple of days, between work and friends, I managed to make a Yo-SD sized dress form which I have used to draft my very first basic sloper.  I followed a couple of YouTube tutorials on draping and managed to work something out.

It’s a work in progress and I’m still trying to adjust it so that the fit is right, but I am very proud of myself for making my own sloper rather than borrowing somebody else’s pattern.  Turns out, I loved draping!! Now I’m wondering what other kinds of designs I can draft by draping onto the dress form.

Oh no, the toilet paper sneaked into this picture haha.

Poor V is still blind.  I hope her eyes come in the mail today.  In the mean-time, I shall continue sewing and figuring out these patterns.  I already have some cute dress designs in mind for V.

The Queen arrives — Volks YoSD Lin

She’s such a delightful, tiny little girl!!  I can’t wait until I get her new eyes and wig and sew a cute dress for her.

That face melts my heart!! She’s just so tiny I want to take her everywhere with me.

Now that I have three different doll sizes I can practice on different sewing projects.  I have also started working on my dolly-corner to resemble a bedroom inside a doll house.  BUT next, what I really need to learn how to do is how to make the most out of my poor, old, beat up Canon camera so that I can take better pictures.  That or I just need to learn how to edit them on Photoshop better.

Too cute not to share

I posted this picture to my instagram and I thought it was too cute not to share on my blog :3

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Weekend projects: Bedroom clean up, Doll house, and SD-sized dress form

I am taking full advantage of this summer break before I have to roll up my sleeves and get to working on my Master’s Thesis.  I am very grateful that I’ve been feeling very productive and creative lately, especially this last weekend.  It all started on Friday when I moved and re-arranged all of the furniture in my room because I needed a little bit of change.  This resulted in a better utilization of the space available in the bedroom and now I get to have my dolly-corner where I can take pictures of my dolls and my work !!

The dolly-corner, however, did not always look the way it looks in this picture.

I made a trip to Michael’s and purchased a couple of furniture pieces.  But the setting looked so plain against the white background, especially because the table is white too.

After looking through some AMAZING work from BJD doll house artists I decided that the best next thing I could do was to add some sort of wall paper.  I wanted something that resembled a romantic Victorian wallpaper.  And by Victorian, I meant something that I would find romantic 😉

And VOILA!!

Then Sunday I got to work on a much needed SD-sized dress form.

Mori Girl event–WIP04 and Vivienne’s new look.

Vivienne looked beautiful with her old wig:

I bought her a new wig and pair of shoes through a GO in Den of Angels, and… TADA!

I just love her, Tae II is such a stunning head mold. This hairdo and the color bring out her features !! And I just absolutely love the quality of the wig. It’s so soft and shiny.

Finally, Vivienne sporting the Mori Girl outfit I’ve been working on.

So pretty :3

Mori Girl event — WIP03

Almost done with My SD-sized Mori Girl-inspired outfit. I was up until midnight sewing snaps last night so now I’m tired but it was well worth it.

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It looks like a pijama haha. But that’s Mori Girl fashion for you. I hope to have a completed outfit tomorrow.

The Queen V — Volks Yo-SD Lin ??

I think I just found her.

I was thinking that if I get Volks Yo-SD Lin she could just be Vera… but… she doesn’t scream Vera.

I think I’ve found Victoria !!

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Finally!! I got to sew this weekend.  Although not as much as I would’ve liked–between the boyfriend, the season premiere of Breaking Bad, and my social “obligations” I was able to squeeze in about a couple of hours worth of sewing for the Mori Girl event. Not to mention that the deadline to complete the project is quickly approaching.

This is Vivienne’s dress.  I have used and edited the pattern I keep going back to from Adams-Harris Pattern Company.  I lengthened the blouse so that it would be more of a dress/tunic, shortened the sleeves, added a facing, and am hoping to successfully turn the turtle-neck collar into a shirt collar.  And this is exactly where I’m stuck.

I added the facing because I want to have a clean finish when I sew the collar on.  But I have yet to find out how this is going to turn out.  If you have any suggestions feel free to let me know!!

With Mori Girl project I have realized one more facet about sewing that I was unaware of as of yet because I was pretty much using other people’s patterns and following their construction instructions.  Granted I am using someone else’s pattern here, and due credit is given to Adam’s-Harris Co. for this beautiful blouse that I have made time-and-time-again, but when it comes to changing the pattern is when I started facing the fact that I haven’t the slightest idea about pattern construction.

Thus, I have realized that pattern-making and construction is all about problem solving!!  I am going to start looking for sewing classes around me, or a seamstress mentor at the least who can help me with minor problems like these.  Fortunately I am a fast learner 🙂