A-line purple dress for one year old girl

As promised, an a-line, purple dress designed and made for one of my friends’ one year old baby girl.

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Decora Girl event

Here are the promised photos.  I’m not too happy with the hairpieces.  Especially the big bow… I couldn’t get it to sit right.  But overall… V looks SO cute!!

I guess V is kind of a snob… being the Queen V and all, I felt like keeping Decora classy was the way to go with her.  So this is what came out of that.  Some beads, a flower pin, a big bow, and a couple of cheap hair pins I purchased.  Coincidentally I found a small bracelet that spells out Victoria… I wonder who made it for me… it’s been sitting in my treasure chest for years !!

I’m glad I got to do the Decora challenge because now I know V looks cute in pink.

A shot of the socks… the left sock is too big.  I’ll have to re-make it. *Needs shoes desperately!!

Cute little girl!! Waaa I love sewing for my girls.

Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed as much as I loved putting this outfit together ^^

DoA Decora girl project–WiP

I joined the next round of the sewing project on DoA.  This time, the theme was Decora girl.  I did not like this style too much and do not feel as though it fits any of my girls.  I’m more of an Elegant Gothic Lolita fan.  I guess you could say its that Victorian-inspired fashion running through my veins. However, I still wanted to join so I decided to tone it down a little bit.

I was very much inspired by this “toned down” Decora outfit:

And I ended up using a pattern I bought here.

These are some of the progress pictures… tun tun tun!!!

I wanted to create a PINK dress since that is very much quintessential Decora.  The purple and white fabric at the bottom is actually a scarf that I do not wear because I do not like it, so I decided to upcycle it and make mismatched socks–since this is also a Decora trait.

Some progress pictures… and…

Tune in again for the finished outfit… I just really need to finish a headband and an accessory to cover up a mistake I made on the dress.

New Leeke wig for V and dress up for grabs

After a long wait a new wig has arrived for V.

I am struggling a little bit with fly aways and putting the wig on, but I like it much better than the last wig.  It suits her better.  Cute little V just needs shoes now.

You will also notice “wooden floor” in the dollhouse.  Now I just need more of it to cover the entire table and something to cover part of the wall.

The last few days I re-made the A-line YoSD dress and am giving it away in DoA in the near future–I don’t feel comfortable charging for my dresses yet as I am still a seamstress in the making and make some mistakes which lower the quality of the dress.  I love making them non-the-less, and hope that a YoSD lover out there finds that this dress suits his/her girl beautifully!!

My mission as a seamstress is to inspire a sense of beauty in other BJD owners through my clothes.  I want everyone who looks at my dresses to be transported back to a place of childhood dreams come true–in the end, this journey as a seamstress has been just that… a childhood dream come true.

What is your childhood dream?

YoSD A-line dress II

 

This morning I got up early to finish the A-line dress and to take better pictures for your enjoyment ^^ … so enjoy !!

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.

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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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