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Author Topic: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread  (Read 2032 times)

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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 10:31:11 AM »
Like it was made for her!

Are you using the thin doll scale velcro? Where do you get your velcro from?
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2017, 02:23:22 PM »
I use Velcro found in the craft section at Walmart:



 I did try the velcro with sticky backing once, but it shifted too easily for me. So I now use the sew-on kind. I cut a small piece, then cut in half.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 03:01:16 PM by Wuvmykitties »
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2017, 02:28:07 PM »
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I didn't realize there was 'soft & flexible' velcro! Thanks for the pic!
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 12:04:01 PM »
Been finding more socks to make clothes from.  For some reason, most of the socks I've found with designs are low cut ones.  But with a little effort you can either make a dress or pair of leggings from those.

Ghoulia got herself a dress of her own.  I thought the pattern resembled scientific type stuff, which fits her theme.


Hoping to start working again on making shoes for these ghouls with a hot glue gun....it takes a lot of time and practice!
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2017, 07:17:33 AM »
Wuv, these alterations are great.  I cannot wait to see the shoes!
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2017, 12:02:16 PM »
Thanx Shahaila!  Making shoes is something that takes time and practice.

Today while on break, I was playing with a colored paper clip and thought I'd see if I could make some doll glasses from them.  This is the result:


Not perfect, but I think they're cute, and they go along with her dress!  And because they are made of a paper clip, it's easy to adjust them.
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2017, 01:44:39 PM »
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Awesome aviators! She looks tres chic!
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2017, 02:54:45 PM »
I took a mini-vacation this past week at my mom's place, and while there altered this Barbie dress:

Another altered dress by Lynda V.E., on Flickr

I might see how it looks on other dolls too. Lala was on hand to model at the time. ;)
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 03:00:02 PM by Wuvmykitties »
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2017, 11:29:04 AM »
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That looks JUST like something Lala would wear! Can you post a pic of her with shoes/purse/accessories with the dress? Super cute!
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2017, 03:27:25 PM »
Another altered dress, this time on my "wannabe Spectra". ;)
This one had shoulder straps but I decided I like it better without them.

One nice thing about altering those Barbie outfits where the print is one-sided...since you have to cut out part of the back, the print wraps around the doll a little more, and it looks more natural.
altered fashion 82417 by Lynda V.E., on Flickr
« Last Edit: August 24, 2017, 03:30:14 PM by Wuvmykitties »
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2017, 11:52:55 PM »
Looks so cute! I love those little ruffles :0 I want to learn how to knit a little large white sweater for my howleen but it all looks so complicated D: best of luck to you xx.
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2017, 11:42:43 PM »
Thanx!  I can't knit or crochet, but I'm able to sew somewhat. ;)

Altered another Barbie outfit over the weekend.  This one I was unsure if I could salvage, as I'd originally thought I cut off too much in back.  I also had to alter the top a little, to accommodate the straps.  Took this with my phone, so the quality is so-so.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 09:34:15 AM by Wuvmykitties »
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Re: Wuvmykitties' sewing and alterations thread
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2017, 09:44:33 AM »
I've been sick the last few days, and didn't get any sewing done...but this past Monday I decided to try something different with a sock:  a sweater-dress. 

My old friend Dorriebelle (who was a member here at one time) posted a tutorial for making doll clothes from socks, including a sweater and I was inspired by it.  Original idea here:
http://dorriebelle.tripod.com/id27.html

This is only the first attempt, but I like how it came out.  This Abbey has such wonky eyes I was trying to find a pose that wouldn't make them stand out so much. 
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