Friday, April 26, 2013

I'm Addicted To Shoes!!!

     That's right. I admit it: I am addicted to shoes. Okay so they are for dolls but what the heck I am having a blast!!! Just because I haven't posted for a while, doesn't mean I haven't been crafting, lol. For me not to craft would be like holding my breath and not breathing!
     Since I have 3 grand daughters (and since I love to sew) it only seems natural for me to make some clothes for their dolls. They love their American Girl dolls but the clothes are soooo expensive. So I pulled out my serger and sewing machine but, since I have not made anything for a while, I really needed to brush up on my skills. The tensions were way off, lol.
     Next, I needed some patterns. I came across this wonderful site called Liberty Jane patterns. I purchased a few patterns and LOVED the fit (and so have my grand daughters). Well, now I have a wonderful collection and have set about to make a wardrobe of clothing with the latest styles. I have also Partnered with Liberty Jane so I have permission to sell my creations on my Etsy Store HERE .
     One thing I learned from Cinnamon owner of Liberty Jane Patterns and Liberty Jane Clothing, is that you are not making doll clothes but rather, clothes for dolls. This simple adjustment in the thought process has really put me in a great frame of mind not to mention a totally different prospective on what I am hoping to accomplish. I highly recommend that if you undertake this line of crafting that you consider purchasing her book available HERE . This idea book is just full of tips. No, I am not getting paid to do this however I thought you might enjoy it as much as I did. Anyways, here are a few of the things I have been working on:

      Aren't these just adorable? These were made with a Miche Designs pattern "Bow Tie Slip-Ons".

     I decided to use the same fabric both for the outside and lining. All the trim on the shoes were made by me with some cording that I braided myself.

     For this pair I used a small fabric print for the lining. This was a leftover scrap I had from a dress I made.

     Again I used left over scraps. I love how it looks when you tie it into the bow. This is when I realized the tension was off. Now I am on the right track!

     These are just a few using this pattern. Wait 'til you see the rest using different fabrics and patterns, lol. Ok, you twisted my arm, here's a sneak peek at what is to come:

     These are made from a faux suede and I used the Eden Ava Couture  pattern, also available @ Liberty Jane Patterns. Of course these were just screaming "bling me"!!!! I made these with a cork sole as well as trim.These are an exception fit.
     There you have it, my shoe fetish. I hope to continue to expand this segment on my blog at least once a week. This will give you, my followers, a new insight into crafting as well as showcase my projects.Just in case you are wondering, yes, I have used my Cricut on my doll clothing as well.
     I hope you have a fabulous week end. I have several posts ready to show you this week so be sure to follow me.


1 comment:

Liz Mullen said...

those are so stinking cute!