Got My Mojo Workin’

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I haven’t had a space to sew for years now! I have finally made one, its messy, but at least I can sit at my machine and make little things for my doll collection. Ok, I admit I did try to make something for me, but since I’ve lost weight, I seem to not be able to judge properly and it didn’t work out at all! I can buy things that are fine, but since the patterns are American and I’m wearing British sizes I couldn’t work out which one I should make! But I got a simpler pattern and am willing to give it a go again…now that I’ve had some practice on doll clothes!
I started making simple skirts and trousers for the dolls, just a rectangle gathered onto elastic and one seam for the skirts and a simple two pieces of fabric pj type of pants for the trousers.

I then felt brave enough to do some test sewing for a friend who was drafting a pattern for our small dolls.
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Then I made the boys new shirts and a simple dress and pinny for one of the girls, the other one is modelling the simple reversible skirt I made earlier.
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I also bought a few things made by a friend, and got some helpful hints from her.
We are doing a KAL…knit along…in Ravelry, for dolly sleepover. I have resisted making nightwear for my dolls, since they mostly stand around and look pretty, but I decided I would join in. I didn’t want to knit everything, it takes a long time, and with my newly acquired sewing mojo I decided to sew the big stuff and knit slippers! I still have one nightie to go, but here is the one complete night time outfit I’ve made so far.
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Soon it will be time to get the dolls ready for Christmas! I love Christmas fabrics and decorations! I even found a re-release of a sewing pattern for decorations that I used to have many years ago! Who knows what I will get up to in the next couple of months!

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