I am sorry I haven't visited and commented on as many blogs as I would have liked to recently, but unfortunately our window replacement is not progressing anywhere near as quickly as it should, due to a few hiccups that I won't bore you with.
IZZY GETS A DRESS
I have started making a dress for Izzy, which will be completely hand stitched, and so today I am linking to Super Mom - No Cape. Thank you Sue, for hosting this party.
Once again I have looked to Runo's amazing blog: Nuno Life, for ideas for Izzy's dress.
I introduced Runo's blog on a previous post with reference to making Izzy's eyes, but although I used Runo's shape for the eyes I "borrowed" Pickled Okra's idea for embroidering the pupils and irises. (Go here to see how I made Izzy's hair.)
Runo's dress pattern was a good place to start. Runo doesn't give measurements (other than seam allowance) you estimate the size for your own doll.
I started by placing my doll on a sheet of paper, and drew, with a pencil, around the shape of the doll onto the paper. I added approximately 0.25" for seams. I then extended the arms to form sleeves (black outline).
|The pencil lines on the "Front" are the lines I drew around Izzy|
|Ready to start stitching the bodice.|
In the order Runo suggested:
- pin front and back pieces at shoulder, and stitch,
- seam under arm,
- gather skirt and stitch top onto skirt,
- fold sleeve cuffs, and stitch,
- fold neck edge under, and stitch,
- sew gathered lace to neckline,
- attach snaps.
A SWEET LITTLE BREAKFAST GUEST
We had just sat down to eat breakfast on our terrace, when hubby suddenly noticed this cute little guy dozing in the sun next to him.
He must have been there about 5 or 10 minutes, I think he thought we should go away and leave him to the sunny spot he had found!
Today we have been more than a little worried, as it has been raining quite heavily here, and we discovered our windows are not as waterproof as they should be yet.
After two frantic telephone calls from my husband, plus emails with photographs, they have now been sealed more thoroughly this afternoon, and a planned date has now been given to complete the work fully.
I will show a little more of my cross stitch next time, as it hasn't grown very much more at the moment.
Have a lovely week everyone, and don't forget to pop over and have a look at the other blogs linking to Super Mom - No Cape.