Category Archives: Sewing

1950’s MHD 18″ American Girl Doll Pattern

Hannah really likes her new dress and is ready for afternoon tea. This pattern includes the dress with a lined bodice and tulle skirt attachment along with a fully lined jacket and hat.  I used a cotton print for the … Continue reading

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Hand Stitched Rolled Hem on Organza or Chiffon – EASY

How many of you have a rolled hem foot for their sewing machine but have never quite gotten the hang of it?  My hand is raised.  Well I just learned a skill that I wish I had known years ago.  … Continue reading

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Coral Elegance 18″ Doll Dress

I purchased this pattern from Farmcookies on Etsy. I do like her patterns and will be purchasing more in the future.  It is labeled “intermediate sewing skills” and I would highly agree. I used 100% polyester satin for the bodice … Continue reading

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Little House 18″ Doll Dress Pattern

It has taken me a while to get this posted.  It seems like there is always something more important to accomplish. When I first sewed this pattern I ran into 2 small issues but after contacting the creator she quickly … Continue reading

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Colonial Elegance 18″ Doll Dress

I purchased this pattern from Pixie Faire Patterns on Etsy.  The cost was $8.99 but I plan on making at least 4 of these dresses.  I am SO pleased with this pattern.  The pieces and instructions were very clear.  The … Continue reading

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Recovering Thrift Store Vinyl/Chrome Swivel Bar Stools

My son was looking for bar stools for his new apartment and I found 3 of these at a thrift store.  I paid $3 each and purchased marine vinyl at JoAnns for $9 on sale. I flipped the stool upside … Continue reading

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McCalls M6480 18″ Doll Purse and Fringe Boots

I have been wanting to sew the purse and boots from this pattern ever since I bough it, on sale of course.  I think it turned out very nice and will be sewing 2 more sets. I sewed view A.  … Continue reading

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