Sew Happy

The grey and milk chocolate crepe de chine I ordered for the steampunk outfits arrived yesterday and it's everything I imagined it would be. There is something special about the feeling of silk and it drapes so well, it should be perfect for the overskirts.

 
Sometime back I ordered pyjama/jumpsuits for all my Pukifees as well a couple of spares for the two PF's to come. However, I couldn't order a yellow set for Cookie, because the supplier didn't have the colour. Well I used one pair to gauge the sizing and I made a set for her myself. Not the most ethical thing I have done, but I shan't be making them to sell and I couldn't see Cookie miss out could I?
 
Making them entirely by hand has helped me overcome my trepidation of working on such small outfits using stretch fabric. Even though I have made leggings before quite successfully, I have always worried about the fabric stretching too much as I sewed the seams. Now I feel more confident, I may even attempt a few casual tee shirts and dresses, as my Pukifees mostly own clothes which are quite dressy.
 

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  1. Hello Sandy,
    Great job. It looks beautiful and very well made. If a supplier cannot get you what you want, I see nothing wrong in making it yourself. You tried to purchase the item, were not able, so you made it yourself. good for you!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac, I'm pleased you like them. It's not something I usually do, but I wanted their PJ/jumpsuits to all match. :)
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  2. This is so adorable! Cookie looks so sweet :-)! xxx

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    1. Thanks Linda, and Cookie thanks you too!
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  3. I think you did a great job! I can imagine being nervous to work on something so small, but you did it and know you know you can! :)

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    1. Thank you Farrah Lily. I am happy that they turned out as well as the did and am ready to tackle some more tiny stretch clothes.
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  4. Your bonnie makes me love bonnies, even though she's not particularly my favorite sculpt. <3
    Her pajamas look so cute!

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    1. Thanks Jordy, she really is a sweetheart and deserved PJ's of her own. :)
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  5. That's adorable - nice work!

    I would think of it as more inspired-by than copied-from, as well. :)

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  6. Your hands are incredibly crafty and you are very talented, great work!!

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    1. Hey there, long time no see, it's good to hear from you Alejandra! Thank you for your kind comments. What have you been up to?
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    2. Ohhh yes, a long time indeed :) I haven't done much, specially doll wise. Winter has been a pain hehe

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    3. I understand that completely, we have just had our coldest July for 20 years, and at my age you really feel the cold. :)

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  7. You did a great job with those. I really like the style and colours. I have to admit, I prefer handsewing to machine sewing. I enjoy it more and I find it suits doll clothing well.

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    1. Thanks Alasse. I don't mind hand sewing, and usually finish all my hems and neatening inside my garments by hand, rather than using a machine, I think it looks better. I just wasn't too sure about sewing the stretch fabric, but all is okay now. :)
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