Saturday, March 13, 2010
You could be slightly surprised, so let me explain :)
I was organizing my fabric supply (which isn't an easy task!) and found lots of leftover material (more than I expected) and some of my old sewing projects.
I found aprons and skirts I had sewed for my doll Felicity when I was about 8 or 9. They were starter projects for me (of course, I'd been teaching myself to sew since I was 7, but those "projects" don't exactly count :)
Then I found all of the left over fabric, more than enough for doll dresses, I decided.... so I hand sewed one while my machine was needing to be oiled.
And let me tell you, that was a very fun project.
So I thought about it, and figured, that if I have so much left over fabric, I bet everyone else does too! Not only that, but y'all are very creative.
Now, I bet you're asking, "well, what if I can't sew?".
Actually, it's not a problem. Just keep reading.
There are five categories, and THERE ARE NO LIMITS AS TO HOW MANY YOU CAN ENTER. If you want to, enter them all and post one each day! You can even enter them all twice since it's so easy to sew for a doll.....
Here are the categories:
1. Historical/Historically Inspired doll clothes: that one speaks for itself. :)
2. Look-a-like: a human sized outfit and a doll sized outfit. Please provide pics of both.
3. Modern Doll Clothes
.....now we get to the "No sewing nesesary catagories"
4. Outfits: create an outfit using your resources... for instance, a scarf can become a skirt instantly...OR do a mix-and-match photo shoot using the wardrobe your doll already has. Use you're creativity and resourcefulness! (And you don't have to use fabric.... paper would be interesting!)
5. Accessories: knit, croquet, embroider, bead.... and use your creativity :)
6. Design: in this category, simply draw or paint your ideas and either take pics of the drawing and post them, or scan them.... can't wait to see them! It'd be fun if you included fabric swatches....
Here's how you participate: post pics of your project(s), so that we can see it clearly. If you participate in more than one category, you don't have to post all of your projects on one day; just sometime during the week. A day or two before it starts, I'll provide a place for you to put a link TO EACH SPECIFIC POST. If you have two different categories in one post, then place your link to the post in both categories. If this still doesn't make sense, don't worry; I'll explain it again before it starts.
Now, then; what if you don't have a 18" doll? YOU DON'T NEED ONE! Barbies and baby dolls work great... just as long as the subject isn't human, any doll is allowed.
If you have an 18" doll, though, you'll be happy to know about this: AGPlaythings has made PDFs of the American Girl doll dress patterns that used to be avalible a long time ago! Here's the link: http://www.agplaythings.com/AG%20Patterns/DollDressPatterns.html
And now for the button thingys.... please post one on your sidebar with a link to this post to show you're participating.
NOTE: I do not endorse how all the American Girl characters act in their books and/or movies unless I state otherwise. Thank you. :)