Monday, July 27, 2015

Sewing again, and a discovery....

The last few days have seen me sewing for the Kaye Wiggs girls again, this time a three piece outfit for a lady in the US.  She asked for her outfit to be made in pinks and also wanted overalls/dungarees in dark denim.  Here is her outfit:


The overalls/dungarees are made from medium weight denim with a small amount of lycra.  They've been washed several times to remove the dye.  They are all topstitched with rust coloured thread, have 6 working pockets, two on the back, two at the waist/hips and two on the bib.   As you will see below, the bib is lined in this case with blue and white polka dot cotton which is actually from a flamenco dress!!!  (I used blue and white as opposed to pink because I'm sure these will be worn with other outfits or even on their own!)   And they do up with proper metal mini overall clips!


The blouse is made from pink spotted quilters cotton with pointed collar and wide cuffs.  It does up with metal snaps and has tiny pink buttons sewn down the front placket:


One of the back pockets has a red 'tag' like real jeans do.


The sleeveless hooded jacket is made from soft fine flowered needlecord with a burgundy background and is fully lined in pink and white candy stripe shirting fabric.  It does up at the front with a pale pink separating zip.  It has two front pockets.










Here you can see the hooded jacket and the blouse.


However, I also made a good discovery when making this outfit too......the overalls/dungarees actually fit the Sasha dolls!  OK they're a bit on the long side but it won't take much for me to alter my pattern ever so slightly and have a pattern for a nicely fitting pair of overalls which fit Sasha and Gregor too.  And here is Nuria modelling them for me:





I love how the early evening sunshine is showing up the gorgeous colour of her hair here.....it's like spun gold :) 


Here you can see the lined bodice.....ideally Nuria would be wearing a vest or teeshirt underneath but I tried them on her on the spur of the moment....I'm not sure she's overly impressed about modelling topless!!! 




There is only one thing that I forgot to do and that is try out the sleeveless hooded jacket on Nuria too!!!!  I had every intention of doing so but packaged it up and sent it off today without remembering to do so!  Oh well, there's always next time :)        
Thanks for looking and have a lovely week!!!!





   














17 comments:

  1. The sleeveless hooded jacket is bound to fit a Sasha as the top of the dungarees do fit. Some good sewing with great colour combinations.

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    1. Thanks DollMum. Dee kindly tried her one on her Sasha and although it fits, it could do with being a bit bigger around the hips as the Sasha girls are that bit chunkier in that area!

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  2. That's a cute outfit - and somehow it makes both dolls look so much taller than they really are!

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    1. Thank you jSarie. I'm guessing it's the fact that the legs on the overalls are quite long? giving the impression that their legs are longer.
      xxx

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  3. Love that Hooded jacket in that patterned cord a great colour and pattern, goes so well with the blouse.
    Sharon the details in those dungarees is incredible, such lovely workmanship, you must feel so pleased when you finish a set and slip them on a doll!
    Loved the whole outfit ! wish it was in the post to me!! lol
    I have one of your fabulous hooded jacket's, which you kindly gave to Elfine I will put in on a Sasha and take a photo for you ! hugs Dee xxx

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    1. Thanks Dee, glad you like it, I really am happy with how it turned out, it's nice sewing for these girls again.
      Thanks for showing me your sweet girl in her jacket, it gives me a good idea of how much extra I need to adjust my pattern.
      xxx

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  4. Oh, Sharon, my poor neglected friend -sorry :0( - you've excelled yourself once more! She looks fab in her pink and navy, a mix of feminine and practical. I actually like the over-long look on the Sasha too. Will email very soon - HONEST. Jxx

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    1. Thanks so much Jenni, glad you like it!
      xxx

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  5. youve started something there sharon , youll have an order list that long youll be dreaming about top stitching pockets ....fab :) xxxx

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    1. LOL you mean the list will get longer Sarah?
      I'm glad you like it though, thanks hun! xxx

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  6. You'll never catch up if you keep making all these adorable outfits….

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    1. Hee hee thanks very much Joanie, I'm glad you like it! xxx

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  7. I love the stitching details in your dungarees Sharon! The dotted lining is wonderful too! The hooded sleeveless jacket is so colorful and cheery and with that pink top it is just perfect! A wonderful outfit once again! Thank you for sharing! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, I'm happy that you like this outfit.
      xxx

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  8. I'd have never guessed they could share clothes! The overalls look cute on them both! :D I love how detailed they are.

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    1. I know it's funny isn't it Lynn, they're so different! Just goes to show! I am glad that you like the outfit, I hope it's new owner will do too....which reminds me, I must check the tracking!
      xxx

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  9. I'd have never guessed they could share clothes! The overalls look cute on them both! :D I love how detailed they are.

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