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Cute Virtual Dollz - For Clothing Ideas. Make A 'Sloper' Or Basic Doll Bodice / Torso Pattern for Custom Doll Clothes Patterns For Any Doll. Make A Basic Pant Sloper Pattern For Any Size, Scale Or Shape Of Doll. To make pants for any size or shape of doll you can begin by making a basic pants sloper fitted to your doll, then use that to draft patterns for all styles of removable doll clothes pants and shorts.

Make A Basic Pant Sloper Pattern For Any Size, Scale Or Shape Of Doll

It is not difficult to create a custom sloper pattern. To make it you will need sharp scissors, a pencil, sticky tape, and a bit of non woven lightweight interfacing. Interfacing is used as it curves well and does not fray on the edges. Creating A Doll Costume From A Picture. Analyze the costume.

Creating A Doll Costume From A Picture

Making A Pattern Tutorial « Adam's Doll-Related Blog. This entry shows how I went about making a bikini bottom pattern for the Tonner Antoinette body.

Making A Pattern Tutorial « Adam's Doll-Related Blog

The pattern in the following PDF is at the actual size generated by this process, but is intended to be used with stretch knit materials, and scaled down appropriately for the amount of stretch of the material chosen. If printed and sewn at actual size from knit fabric, the bottoms will have a loose fit. I typically scale down to 90% in the left-right direction when making these from knit t-shirt type material.

If using a woven fabric with no stretch at all, a slit with closure may be needed down the back, or side closures, in order to get them onto the doll (I’ve only ever used stretchy materials). Example of finished product made with the pattern from this tutorial: The objective of this pattern is to provide the approximate shapes needed, experimentation is required to get a perfect fit for any particular fabric. Pattern Download (PDF): cami_bikini.pdf I’m extra careful cutting this seam. Barbie Historic Costume Gallery. Antique Pattern Library Catalog By Technique.

Dressing A Bride Doll: Making A Custom Outfit. I have long been a fan of Grace Kelly, just because she is beautiful.

Dressing A Bride Doll: Making A Custom Outfit

Outwardly she epitomizes the woman I had hoped to become, beautiful, gracious, feminine, composed. I have read books about Grace Kelly and know that things were not all perfect. The Costumer's Manifesto - Costume Info & Pics. Victorian Doll Clothes Pictures From Old Ads. Sewing Project: Queen Gown. Finally, the long waited “Queen” gown I made for my daughter is published here!!!!

Sewing Project: Queen Gown

With details and photographs, including those taken during the performance A big thank you to all of you who encouraged me to sew it instead of buying it off-the-shelf. I never thought that I could finish it on time when I was given only 7 days before she wears it for the dress rehearsal and 11 days for the performance. I thought of getting one off-the shelf and embellishing it but I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with the result. Sewing Tutorial: Sew A Crinoline. Crinoline or petticoat is easy to make, really!!!

Sewing Tutorial: Sew A Crinoline

Well, at least it is so much more easier to make compared to the queen gown below. Crinoline when worn under a skirt, makes it look domed and inflated, especially for gown of special occasion. You can get crinoline easily in some countries but they normally came in white or black. Now, you can make it yourself, if you need a specific color to match your beautiful gown. Crinoline mainly came in 2 types, hoop or full fabric/tulle. Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras - Haute Couture. DCT Fashion Design Toolbox. In Croquis Part II I showed how fashion illustrations distort and elongate the human figure.

DCT Fashion Design Toolbox

This creates a great visual effect but when it comes to actual designs we draw to scale. So, what if you drew true-to-life scaled drawings of your clients. Perhaps many of you already do. I’ve found it especially helpful when doing custom work. I’m able to communicate my ideas more clearly and the client can visualize the design more accurately. One of the most important elements in design is proportion. In theater school the Costume Design teacher use to draw sketches of the students as their characters. Most of us are 8 heads tall. Carl Jung wrote “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” How to Draw A Custom Croquis: First, to create our template we must take some measurements. Next I note where the pivotal points of the body fall. Free Fashion Figures, Croquis Templates.

Printing On Fabric. Have the perfect design concept, but can't find the perfect fabric?

Printing On Fabric

With a little help from household items, you can whip up the fabric of your dreams! For printing fun, gather the following items: Desired image and your favorite photo manipulation program. (In our example, I'm using Adobe Photo Deluxe.) An ironFreezer paper (I use Reynolds Wrap.) Step 1: Using your favorite photo manipulation program, size out the image you want to print. Step 2: Gather together your paper, fabric and iron. Step 3: Place the paper shiny side up, and the fabric on top . Step 4: Trim any excess fabric . Step 5: Insert fabric paper in printer, and print away! Step 6: Most printer ink is slightly unstable, and may run if wet. Step 7: Peel off the freezer paper backing, and use the fabric in any fashion your creative little self can cook up! Pictures and text by Heather Camden. The Colette Patterns Pants Fitting Cheatsheet. Fitting pants is a bit tricky, let’s face it.

The Colette Patterns Pants Fitting Cheatsheet

There are a lot of differences among women in the areas between waist and ankles. You’ve got hips and waists of different sizes, butts of various shapes, legs of all different lengths, thighs that bulge in different ways, calves that may or may not be muscular. And then there are the differences in posture! Big mama's sewing room vintage 1910's-1990's.