First sewing tutorial ever, I think, and english is not my first lenguage, so I hope it works? Also, shitty photos, I know.
What you will need: - Child size socks (For like 7 year olds) - A 15 cm zipper. - Metal top stops. - Thread and needle. - Paper. -Pins. -Scissors.
You will need both socks for this. I’m using child size socks, but it can work also with adult size, all depends on you. Fits with Barbie size dolls, including the curvy body.
Fold the heel of the sock by half, and fix it with a needle to what will be de upper part of the cardigan.
Sew it and the proceed to cut the toe section. Always leave around half cm of fabric, this will be your sewing margin.
Flip the sock and with pins mark the center, from there you will mark the neck and shoulder width.
Sew the shoulder width. Now you’ll have the neck hole. Again, with some pins, mark the armhole length. Cut the diagonal that forms with the shoulder width to form the armhole.
To make the sleeves, fold a piece of paper in half. on the fold mark the length you want for the sleeve, on the base the semi circumference of it. Make a rectangle. Then, leaving about 3mm of distance from the fold, mark the diagonal of the armhole in a way that touches both line of the rectangle, as is shown in the photo.
Cut the piece of paper without unfolding. You should end up with a mold like this.
Cut the sleeves from the other sock. You may have the sew the heel like i did.
Sew the sleeves to the body. I sew this one by and, but some people are really good the with sewing machine!
Now is looking more like it should!
Not cut the open by the middle. Also, give the neckhole some inclination as is shown with the pins.
For the collar I used one of the toes. Fix the pockets to the edges, so they wont get loose when you sew the zipper.
With a wide seam, fix the zipper. This will help you check that it all fits in its place before the definitive sew.
Once you are happy, make the definitive sew, cut the excess of zipper (And some of the hard parts at the bottom of it) and top it off with the metal top stops.
Now you have a cute cardingan for your dollies with functional pockets!
You look at yourself in the mirror, felling happy
about your appearance. You are wearing one of your favorites dresses, it is
navy blue with a modest cleavage in the front and another masive one in the
You look cute for your friend’s birthday, your make up
it’s done in a very simple away, just some mascara and lip gloss. You turn
around and see Bucky who is lying on your bed almost sleeping. You sit by his
side and he hides his face on your lap. You start playing with his hair, making
him moan at your gentle actions.
“Are you sure you want
to come along? You can
stay here and sleep a little. I won’t hold against you if you don’t come with
me.” You know that he is tired, Bucky came back home around 4 a.m. from a two
weeks mission and he only slept a few hours.
Haha! I don’t know what possessed me to sew tonight, or even document it. But I did anyway, so have a quick and dirty tutorial for a no-pattern dolman-sleeved cardigan (a.k.a. I just experimented and sewn randomly but it turned out better than expected so there XDDD)!
Look what these little Tree Change Dolls ® have made! I took them into the bush to take some photos for the cover of the cardigan pattern (coming soon). What do you think of their cubby? Here’s an old photo of me and my sisters making a cubby when we were kids. Such fun!
(Oh, and did you notice the ® symbol I added? I’ve registered Tree Change Dolls ® as my trade mark. Very exciting! Please remember to respect my intellectual property rights, those of you upcycling your own dolls.)
I went to Le Parloir tea house with @odore earlier in November. Sorry for the very sunny closeup, but I wanted to show the hairdo!
Skirt: Juliette et Justine (Bisque Doll) Cardigan and belt: Axes Femme Turtleneck and tights: Heattech by Uniqlo Shoes: Eurostep Bag: Dolly Girl by Anna Sui Beret: Lauren Ralph Lauren Silk scarf: Vintage