maanantai 21. kesäkuuta 2010

Flowers of summer night

I haven't kept this blog quite up-to-date - my apologies for that.

Here's my newest doll outfit. Flower print dress with pockets and a tailored shirt to be worn underneath. The dress closes with buttons at the back. Shirt has snap fastening and faux buttons.

Click on the images if you want to see a couple of more pictures on my Flickr page. (You can also find some previously made dresses there - I'll try to take better photos of them at some point.)

Here's one of the older dresses (I love this fabric).

Sew a Dress Day

keskiviikko 5. toukokuuta 2010

Blouse & ruffle skirt

A blouse and a ruffle skirt in Narae size. The colours, I think, are a bit too sweet for my Narae Frieda (character-wise..) but other than that I like how this turned out. Not everybody might like the combination of dark green and tea rose, but I have to say I like it. (I am not a fan of the colour pink in general, and that might be why I'd rather use it in a bit unconventional way.)

The blouse pattern is enlarged and adapted from a Momoko dress pattern in Doll Coordinate Recipe 4. What I made anew is the collar pattern pieces; the original dress had a more simple collar consisting of one piece. (Now the collar is a bit too large though.)

tiistai 27. huhtikuuta 2010

Dress & hat

I bought a new sewing machine last week - Pfaff Select 4.0. I love it this far! This dress and hat are the first things I made with it. Something relatively simple, because I was itching to try out the new machine. I need to work on the hat pattern, it's not quite as I wanted it to be. The froggie bag was made last year in fact, but I just finished it yesterday. It is not supposed to go with this outfit - and those frogs are so happy that they almost annoy me. :D

Myrna & Maisa

Myrna's new hat and dress

Myrna's new hat and dress


This is my brand new crafts blog. I am a doll collector and a sort of doll seamstress from Finland. I'm into Asian ball-jointed dolls but I also like other kinds of dolls - my favourite 1/6 fashion dolls are Momoko. I like variety, but I have two rules: all my dolls are girls and they all have black hair. ;) I never had a dark-haired doll as a child and this is what came of that.

The most interesting aspect of the hobby for me is creating clothing for the dolls. I have sewn doll clothes since I was a child, but I am a perfectionalist who wants to get better at it. I was thrilled to enter the BJD world (back in 2006) because these beautiful dolls are intended to be customized and the collectors generally appreciate and are interested in custom-made, detailed clothing. And of course, it is easier to sew detailed outfits for sd or msd sized dolls than Barbie.

At the moment I have seven ABJ-dolls:
Una - Elfdoll Soah
Maisa - Elfdoll Bong Sun Hwa
Opal María - CP/Luts Soony-S mod.
Frieda - Narindoll Narae
Kielo - Fairyland MNF Shushu
Myrna - Peakswood's Mori Moth
Seola Livia - Dollstown Seola