Saturday, January 11, 2014

When the little girls want.....

.....What the big girls have!

Fiona, my 25cm tall Little Fee, wanted a new dress "Just like Meggie's!".  Well Meggie is a Sasha, so quite a bit bigger, but I thought I'd give it a go!  I was going to create a pattern from scratch but thought I'd have a go with an exisiting Sasha pattern and reduce it to fit.  It took quite a bit of reducing but I actually cut straight away into the fabric because I have quite a lot of it and I'm really lazy when it comes to 'trial runs'.....I always think "if it doesn't fit X doll, I'm sure it'll fit someone else here...."  the benefit I suppose of having 'too many' dolls! 

I'm really pleased with the fit.  I think I'll narrow the shoulders ever so slightly on the next one, but apart from that, well she's delighted with it!!!








17 comments:

  1. The girls dresses are so beautiful, Sharon. I like the little girl Fiona
    she's great. In the Swiss there's a certain word for it: sugar-sweet:)

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    1. Thanks so much Dollsgardens!!! I'm glad you like her...and yes, she is very sugary sweet, or as they'd say here in Spain, muy dulce!

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  2. Who can deny those big, brown-eyes?
    Jenni

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    1. Exactly Jenni! She's a little bit spoilt really!!!

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  3. Well done, it is not easy resizing patterns down. Did you take a photo of the two dolls side by side to compare their height?

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    1. Thanks very much Anna. No I didn't but now that you've reminded me, I will do so tomorrow. I wanted to get a second dress finished so I sort of ran out of time!

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  4. What little beauties these dolls are! So cute! I agree with Dollsgarden - 'Zuckersuess' is exactly what they are! The matching outfits are great! It helps to be handy with a sewing needle, especially if you are clever enough to adapt patterns into the bargain! xxx Karin

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    1. Thanks so much Karin, I'm glad you like them. This little BJD is one of my favourites and I've had her for quite a while now. It's funny because when they first came out, I didn't like her much at all and couldn't see what all the fuss was about, then I got her and she really is a keeper!!!

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  5. What a great little dress ! and how clever of you to make it fit straight off! I love the ways she's posing in it, she definiately likes it :)
    Very sweet seeing both the Sasha and the little fee in the same dress. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Dee! More luck than judgement I think though! She does seem to like it, she's very spoiled, she has a ton of clothes!

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  6. 'sugar sweet' is such a good description - the fabric/style works well on both girls

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like her and the dresses!

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  7. They both look super Sharon! You clever little devil you!

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    1. 'Clever little devil' says it so succinctly, Ronnie! Les mots justes! xxx

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    2. LOL thanks very much Ronny, glad you like. Now where did I put my little horns!!!

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  8. I try NOT to look at your 'little BJD doll posts' as don't want to be tempted away from Sasha!
    She's really cute though. Especially love her little legs and shoes.

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    1. LOL, I think it would take an awful lot for you to be tempted away from Sasha, Kendal, but hope you'll still come along and take a look at my BJDs now and again!
      She indeed is a little cutie, definitely a keeper here, and yes, the Little Fees do have cute little legs!!!

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