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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. 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. When you make the sloper for your doll, you will have the basic outlines of the doll's shape in a flat form. In order to use the sloper to make patterns you must keep in mind how much movement your doll has, in order to use the sloper for a pants pattern for pants which are easily to fit onto the doll.

If the doll has large non moving feet, or a large difference between the waist and hip measurement, you will need to take that into account when you draw up pants patterns. Creating A Doll Costume From A Picture. Analyze the costume I've selected this gown from Spring 1882 to work with, from "Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harpers Bazar 1867-1898," part of the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. This feminine gown combines vertical lines and sweeping curves to create an elegant tall, narrow silhouette with a relatively small bustle enhanced by draperies. A small frilled collar, ruffled jabot, and a swallowtail pelarine (capelet) make up the neckline. The bodice ends in petal points that fit over the skirt in front and back.

The underskirt is box pleated at waist and knee and trimmed with something--lace? The bustle drape looks pretty tricky; the center back of the topmost layer appears to be cut in one piece with the lowest layer, and there's that interesting bit of what looks like bead-fringed black velvet separating top and bottom. 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.

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. 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. But I think it is okay to dream and strive for the qualities you admire. For various reasons I have a lot of role models.

A more contemporary idol is Christie Brinkley. Christie was born six days before me, and I often tell people that God waved his magic wand and said, "She gets it all. " (Laugh) She is tall and beautiful and talented and rich. 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!!!!

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. So…… Every time I walk into my craft room and see the gown hanging there, I’d think “I made this?” The performance just ended last Friday and the gown is a great keepsake especially for my daughter.

Upon making up my mind to go for the “DO IT MYSELF” decision, I quickly drew the pattern for the gown with the inspirations from some gown photos I found on the web. The cutting began after the kids went to bed and there was no one to disturb me. Next, on to the sleeves. Sewing Tutorial: Sew A Crinoline. Crinoline or petticoat is easy to make, really!!! 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. The one I am making is hoop with tulle, so it is a mixture of both.

The reason behind this combination is that I want the crinoline look soft yet is able to hold the skirt of the gown in a good shape, yet easy to stow away when not in use. See, the gown is happy and smiling after being given a “lift” by the crinoline! Divide the tulle into 3 equally parts by it’s width. Use the biggest spacing of straight stitch, sew 2 lines 10mm below the fold side of the 3m tulle. Get all updates via email: 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.

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. 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. Once I have all my measurements noted I begin drawing my scaled template. Gina is 5’ 4” or 64”.

So once I have my 8” line I go back and mark the important points from the measurements I took on the template. Free Fashion Figures, Croquis Templates. Printing On Fabric. Have the perfect design concept, but can't find the perfect 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.) Fabric (I suggest using either an all cotton or no less than a 50/50 cotton poly blend.

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. 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! With all these factors, no wonder pants fitting seems so mystifying. And no wonder it’s so hard for most of us to find a good pair of RTW pants that fit. I wanted to find a way to distill most of the pants adjustments you might need down into an easy to scan format. Waist and Belly Hips and Crotch Back and Butt Legs Citations:Fitting and Pattern Alteration by Elizabeth G. Big mama's sewing room vintage 1910's-1990's.