We were thrilled when asked by Jodi at F & W Media if we would be interested in sewing some clothes from the NEW My Doll My Style book by talented designer Anna Allen. (available online at Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble)
To which we said YES! Join us today and learn a bit more about this incredible book and see some of the fun fashion that our team has sewn!
Here’s a bit about this fantastic book:
Style trends trickle down to girls’ clothes, infusing their day-to-day wardrobes with edgy, fashion-forward pieces combined with age-appropriate styling. It’s that line of thinking that inspires this new doll clothes collection, resulting in a must-have project book with up-to-date silhouettes and fabrics that kids gravitate towards (and infused with thumbs-up sensibility from mom.)
12+ designs with accessories ranging from fancy to out-and-about cool following today’s fashion-savvy girl through a busy week!Great for all skill levels with information on sewing basics and tips on using contemporary fabrics including metallic transfers, sewing with knits, and more. My Doll, My Style is authored by Anna Allen is the owner and designer of Doll It Up, a popular website dedicated to 18-doll clothes patterns and accessories. Doll It Up has established its brand, focusing on well-fitting doll clothes, simple designs for beginner/intermediate sewing, styles inspired by current fashion, and beautiful photography.
Sew Stylish Doll Clothes With Confidence & HeatnBond
ThermOWeb is joining the celebration of the new book release by Anna Allen, My Doll, My Style. Anna’s new book has everything you need to know to sew trendy clothes for your 18″ doll. You will love the designs, the personal options, and the instructions.
Carla, here from Creatin’ in the Sticks and I’m squealing with delight. I’m excited to show a couple of the stylish separates I was able to create from Anna’s new book. Thermoweb has products to make sewing the designs even easier. I’m excited to be here to share a few tips and tricks when stitching small and with knits.
It’s no secret that I have two passions, sewing creative designs and creating fun hairstyles. This project allowed me to combine both of my loves and make a little outfit for an 18″ doll that any hairstylist would love to wear.
My Doll, My Style – Long Sleeve Tunic and Textured Skirt
by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks
Every fashion in the book, My Doll, My Style, has fabric suggestions. Make both the tunic and the skirt with knit fabric. Thermoweb has a product that makes hemming knits so easy. It is HeatNBond Soft Stretch Hem tape and is available in lite which is sewable and ultra which is a wonderful no-sew option. Trim the tape to the width needed. Even the narrowest hems with knit fabrics are a cinch.
The tunic and the skirt lining were both hemmed with HeatNBond Soft Stretch Hem tape lite and then the hems were stitched with a stretch stitch with Aurifil thread – 50 wt. # 2620. The lace overlay on both the tunic and the skirt are sewn with Aurifil thread – 50 wt. # 2692.
Sometimes when stitching knit fabric sewing machine needles push the fabric into the throat plate. A ballpoint needle will help, but not always. One trick is to use a fabric stabilizer to stitch the seams. StitchNSew Non-Woven Tear-Away Stabilizer provides support and is easily removed by tearing away.
Doll clothes are perfect to practice this technique. Just place the StitchNSew Non-Woven Tear-Away Stabilizer under the project, sew the seams with a stretch stitch, and then simply tear away the stabilizer. The seams are perfect.
Thank you, Anna, for the fun! I can’t wait to make more beautiful designs for this doll. By the time my granddaughter is ready to play, I’ll be ready!
So we’d LOVE to give you a chace to win this incredible book so you too can sew small fashions! We have two copies to offer plus we’ll send out an assortment of essential HeatnBond products that will make sewing small a snap!
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