Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Sewing Pattern for Hearts for Hearts Girls, Les Cheries, Groovy Girls

My Les Cheries doll Capuchine got to be the cover girl for my new pattern: the V-Neck Jumper Pattern Bundle. (I was supposed to finish it by Valentine's Day, but, alas...) However, Red is my favorite color! The pattern will fit not only, Les  Cheries, but Hearts for Hearts Girls, and Groovy Girls too. There's really three patterns in one:  The Jumper, The versatile Jewel Neck T which looks nice under a variety of clothes, and the ever-so-cute leg warmers that look like socks when paired with lace up shoes. As usual, the pattern comes with full color graphic instructions. It would be easy to make the jumper into a little summer dress with some lace around the neck and ruffles on the armcyes. Maybe some lace on the leg warmers too? This pattern bundle is available at BeachBabyDoll.com 
and now at BeachBabyDoll.etsy.com   Instant downloading is available now through the Etsy Shop.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

To all my followers and bloggers everywhere: May you remember the goodness and love for you from our Heavenly Father today.

Easy Prairie Girl Dress Pattern for American Girl Dolls

Today I am so happy to feature this lovely Prairie Girl costume made by one of my customers, Stephanie. Stephanie used BeachBabyDoll's Everything Doll Costume pattern to make this gorgeous, yet simple dress and apron. Stephanie demonstrates in her work that it doesn't have to be difficult to be delightful!
You can see in the following close-ups what nice skills Stephanie used in making very neat gathers in the apron and in placing the buttons and bow precisely. I love the trim she used for the apron waistband and the contrasting thread in the hem.
Stephanie's lovely prairie dress will be displayed on BeachBabyDoll's "Your Creations" page where you all can inspire us. Thanks so much, Stephanie!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Taxi Billy: City Girl and New Girl in town

I won Tonner's new City Girl doll Taxi Billy(on the left) from Doll Diaries! You can see how well she was received by my Ellowyne Wilde doll (right). Billy is all dressed up in the fabulous ruffly, lacey Networking outfit that came with her in the prize.  I love her silver sandals and lacey net stockings! Ellowyne is telling Billy all about what it is like living with the dolls at Mrs. Sylvia's house.. Billy is very appreciative of the info. She even let Ellowyne try on her "meet" jacket. Ellowyne can wear some of Taxi Billy's clothes, but sadly, not all and not the shoes! Let's listen in to their conversation:

Ellowyne: "You won't have to worry about clothes here, Billy. Mrs. Sylvia will make you some."
Billy: "That's great because I only have two outfits."
Ellowyne:  "You'll just need to get measured, not my favorite pasttime."
Billy: "Oh, wouldn't it be fun to wear matching outfits!"
Ellowyne: "Hmm, I'm not sure. I'm used to being, well, one of a kind. Besides me, you are the only doll here that is a 16 inch teen."
Billy: " Then, for sure, we will be good friends. Whatever you decide about matching outfits is okay with me. I'm excited to see what new clothes I'll get."

So it looks like Billy and Ellowyne are off to a good start.I plan to make some patterns that fit the both of them. Taxi Billy and the City Girls are an economical version of a BJD  (multiple ball jointed doll) made by Tonner Toys. Most Tonner dolls cost over $100 dollars but the City Girls in their basic lingerie outfits are about $35. There is a difference in the quality. of course, but still they are fun dolls. The shoes are a bit frustrating to put on but I love their look. I like that these dolls can be expressive with their hands too. The color combinations in their outfits are super. I feel very happy and appreciative to Char at Doll Diaries.  Char had a good description of the dolls on her site.  
The City Girls have their own web site at Tonner. The dolls and a few outfits can be purchased there.
Coming soon: more sewing patterns to fit Ellowynne and City Girl dolls from BeachBabyDoll.com