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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Posh & pretty togs for Springtime

I know I've been a bit of a secret squirrel the last few weeks over my sewing projects (9 new pattern designs completed hurrah!), I will share them but they have to be at a certain "stage" & not quite there yet!  Anyway, I bought this little doll a few weeks ago and her original clothes were incredibly faded & grubby, so I decided to stitch her a little outfit from some of the scraps from my sewing projects.  I cut the clothes off her (they were stitched on) and simply ironed them flat and then scanned them to make a pattern.  I was pleased with her little 30s green jacket which I cut from scraps remaining from a vintage linen napkin I had reworked.  The skirt is made from a piece of my all time best ever textile buy of several metres of vintage 30s chintz (thank you ebay!) which I love love love and enjoy using whenever I can.