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#1 livingvicariously

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

So, another hobby of mine is making clothes fo my dd's AG dolls. This is an oufit I made yesterday:

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I don't use patterns on these, so I'm always pleasantly surprised with the end result!

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Very cute!  Sewing is not one of my talents, and I am very impressed, especially since you don't use patterns.  I would have to glue everything to the doll to make it work.   :bigwink:


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

You are too funny!

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

When I was a little girl my friends and I used to get together to sew clothes for our dolls.  Considering they were all different sizes, we didn't use patterns, either.   I progressed on to making toys and dolls and still dress them:

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although sometimes I make and use patterns now.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Cute outfit,Tami! You have a great talent,like my mother. She could look at a dress on a mannequin at Sears,go home,go through her fabric stash,and the next day she would be wearing a beautiful copy to church. I never inherited her talent-in fact it is a family joke/half reality that sewing machines break any time I go near them! So, I don't! lol But I admire talent like yours tremendously!


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Cute! I too, sew, knit, crochet & more for AG. I love that you make ooak outfits. Kinda funny, but I hadn't crafted for a few years. Then, I got into making AG othes and oopsy! It was a slippery slope straight back to my passion for miniatures.

If you haven't already, check out the website for 'Antina's'. They're just down the road from us. Great AG shoes & accessories dirt cheap. The things you can't make and at wholesale.

Would love to see more photo's :)
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

Thanks, ladies! I just think it's fun to see what I can do with 99-cent fat quarters. I'll have to check out th at store; I absolutely refuse to pay the $35-$40 an outfit that AG charges.

@ holly: Nice! Also, I'm loving your book collection on the bottom shelf.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

Thanks, Tami; It seems like a "normal" progression from dolls to miniatures.


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Posted 22 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

I love that normal is in quotation marks. My dh frequently reminds me that nothing about a grown woman dressing up dolls and playing with dollhouses is "normal." I tell him that there is a long-standing tradition of people all over the world doing this very thing. His response: yes, but they're seven. I tell him to respect my culture and to quit stereotyping my people.
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

Ummm........sorry, but people who play with dollhouses as adults, imo only of course, are faaaaaaaaar more normal than others. Of course, those people don't argue with me. They already know they won't win :)
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Posted 22 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

Beautiful outfit.  I have always sewn for my dolls, kids, and myself, too.  Very thrifty and relaxing, but my daughter didn't get the gene--it's a battle with fabric for her.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:36 AM

Oh, yeah, I slid down that same slippery slope from sewing/knitting/crocheting for Barbie to crocheting anything I could think of for 1:12 scale dollhouses, and contemplating crocheting/knitting for 1:24 scale....and have never been happier!  LOVE that "respect my culture and quit stereotyping my people" - I DO feel like I've found my lost folk after all these years! :)


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:05 AM

My maternal greatgrandmother was a sempstress in Scotland and my grandma did needlework of almost every kind.  My mother thought handicrafts was something people "did" and didn't use any of her genetic gifts to express herself; but she's the one who started me with a tiny steel crochet hook.  Somewhere along the line I started using the hook "wrong"; and later, when I taught myself to kknit, I was told I did that "wrong", too' came to find out I use what's called "Continental" style for both!  IMO if it looks like the pictures and gets the job done, "wrong" is right enough.  Grandma taught me embroidery and needlepoint, and handsewing.  I taught myself the rest.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:24 AM

Nice! My grandma taught me to quilt, cross stitch and embroider. I taught myself to sew. Who knows, maybe I'm doing it all wrong. It seems to work, though!

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:58 PM

 

My maternal greatgrandmother was a sempstress in Scotland and my grandma did needlework of almost every kind.  My mother thought handicrafts was something people "did" and didn't use any of her genetic gifts to express herself; but she's the one who started me with a tiny steel crochet hook.  Somewhere along the line I started using the hook "wrong"; and later, when I taught myself to kknit, I was told I did that "wrong", too' came to find out I use what's called "Continental" style for both!  IMO if it looks like the pictures and gets the job done, "wrong" is right enough.  Grandma taught me embroidery and needlepoint, and handsewing.  I taught myself the rest.

 There isn't a "wrong way" to do a needlework project if it turns out and fits!
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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

 
 There isn't a "wrong way" to do a needlework project if it turns out and fits!

That's what I think, too.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:53 PM

That's a big thing about crafting. We are allowed to make our own rules. Do it our own way. And, there's never a project without room for the artist/crafters take on things.
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

Ummm........sorry, but people who play with dollhouses as adults, imo only of course, are faaaaaaaaar more normal than others. Of course, those people don't argue with me. They already know they won't win :)


Ok, so does it make sense to quote ones self? I made this comment the other day and today, I ram across this quote on facebook which I felt was very appropriate. For anyone who knows him, John Edward posted these words by Ursula Legun.

"The creative adult is the child who survived".
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

If I could double-like this, I would.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

Your doll outfits are lovely! I was just at the library earlier this evening and I borrowed a few books on how-to-sew doll clothes. I figure that if I learn to sew for my American Girl and Barbies, I should be able to go smaller for my ball jointed dolls.

I cannot afford to clothe my dolls in outfits that cost more than my children's clothing, so I am now on a quest to learn a new hobby - sewing!


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