About: elaine

When I learned to sew, I was totally hooked! My mission is to provide sewing projects that are easy enough for anyone to try... Let us know if its working!

Recent Posts by elaine

Sew festival wear with batik fabric

For years batik fabric has had a solid presence in the quilting and big box sewing stores. Every time I pass the bolts of batiks I think: “those beautiful organic colors and prints are a diy just waiting to happen!” Well here it is! Batik is the inspiration for some...
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18″ Doll hair ornaments

Need a special finishing touch for a doll’s dance or party dress? A flower crown can be it…       To make a flower wreath you will need a spool of floral wire and a branch of beautiful small silk flowers.     Wrap together 2 flowers and one set of leaves with 4″ pieces of floral...
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Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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Make doll fashion for parties and for play

A girl and her doll must party and play! Introducing two new patterns for whatever event may be on their social calendar.   For dress up party events, girls love getting dolled up! Fabric stores currently offer some amazing fabrics to create unique dress up fashions with outstanding results. Check out the novelty,...
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Costumes year round

Music festivals, cosplay, “alternative” events, and local parades are costume events that take place year round. Halloween is no longer the primary excuse to wear or view amazing costume creations! Check out some of these venues for future costume wearing and viewing opportunities: Comic Con events take place though out the year...
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