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Sourcing Fabrics for Doll Clothes

Sourcing Fabrics for Doll Clothes

When I first started thinking about creating doll patterns, one of my motivations was using some of my son’s baby and toddler clothes (which I’d been sentimentally hoarding) to make clothes for my doll models. I wanted to encourage other makers to upcycle clothing,...
Tilly & Puffin’s Autumn Wardrobe

Tilly & Puffin’s Autumn Wardrobe

Tilly and Puffin needed some warmer clothes for the coming months so I made this pattern for a cosy mix and match outfit. The tops and tights are made from stretch jersey, the skirt from cord and the boots and scarf from felt. You could also make leggings by removing...
Sewing Room Stories ~ Post Office Drawers

Sewing Room Stories ~ Post Office Drawers

One of my first holiday jobs in the 1980s was helping in the tiny Post Office on the island where I grew up. I loved sorting the mail, using the handheld date stamp to frank all the outgoing post and sealing the mailbags ready to be collected and taken by tractor to...
Meet Fred the Fox Terrier!

Meet Fred the Fox Terrier!

Fred is the newest addition to the family of felt dog ornaments. Fox terriers became popular as pets in the 1930s, and I love the old-fashioned look of these dogs, reminiscent of vintage nursery push-along toys. Doing a little research, I discovered that these feisty...