Saturday, April 11, 2015

Historical American Girl Doll Clothing Featured on It's Sew Easy using Brother ScanNcut machine

I had the wonderful experience of sewing three historical doll outfits for the PBS TV show It's Sew Easy  using the Brother ScanNCut machine to cut the fabric that will air second week in April - be sure to check your local PBS listing for air times.  Here is the link to the online tutorial from http://www.itsseweasytv.com/ using the Brother ScanNcut cutting fabric using doll patterns or use this link for viewing https://vimeo.com/ksproductions/review/116977413/9248eaec80 .






Here is Love U Bunches pattern sold exclusively on Pixie Faire


Here is my dress I made using the pattern and using the Brother ScanNCut machine to cut the fabric 
 Caroline - Historical American Girl Doll modeling this dress


Here is the 1930's Sleuth dress pattern from Sleuth 1930s dress from Doll House Designs on Etsy

Here is my dress I made using the pattern and using the Brother ScanNcut machine to cut the fabric.

 Chrissa - American Girl Doll modeling this dress

The next dress is the Sweet 1970's dress Sweet-70's from Keeper Dolly Duds on Estsy


Here is Julie modeling the 1970's dress


Brother ScanNCut makes cutting fabric a lot easier.  


Scan your doll clothes patterns and save onto your USB flash drive, You can also use the feature to mark your seam allowances with the pen that comes with the machine (erases with water).  When cutting out  patterns that are larger that the standard mat, you will need to use the longer mat and use the software Canvas that comes free with the purchase of your Brother ScanNCut machine to edit to cut out the larger pieces of fabric. I have seen on Facebook groups that have tried to cut fabric without using starch and I highly recommend using starch.  You don't have to have the fabric so stiff that you cannot bend it.  Justly lightly spray and iron -  I have used the Faultless brand of starch and I recently purchased Aleene's Stiffen Quick (just sprayed fabric - my first choice now).   Make sure to use your standard mat to cut the fabric.  Once you have uploaded your patterns onto your USB flash drive, cutting the fabric is easy.  As with any new technical machine, takes some time to learn, but once you learn how to use it you will be glad you did.  I have a Pinterest board - dedicated to cutting fabric with Brother ScanNcut https://www.pinterest.com/instgigi/brother-scan-n-cut-fabric/ that has some great tutorials on.

This show is to air this week - be sureto check your own local listing for the 803-3 PBS It's Sew  Easy http://www.itsseweasytv.com/projects/series_800/803/Itsseweasy_803-3.htm or you can watch it online.

As always, thanks for stopping by
GiGi


Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Paris Clothing for American Girl Doll Grace and other dolls

I have been selling a ton of  doll berets through my Etsy store Paris Inspired Doll Beret and I decided to make some embroidered doll shirts, berets, and paris inspired doll clothing.

Oh LaLa outfit.  Words Oh LaLa with 3 pink hearts embroidered on white
T-shirt  paired up with pink and white polka dot capri pants.
Grace Thomas  2015 Girl of the Year is modeling the outfit.

Black and White Houndstooth with red trim Beret modeling by Elizabeth an historical American Girl doll that is retired.
 Here Elizabeth is modeling the beret with red shirt and grey leggings.

Caroline is modeling black and white houndstooth with pink trim beret.



Grace Thomas wearing her "Grace" embroidered beret with two embroidered hearts 
on each side of her name.  This beret sells out as soon as I list it on Etsy too.


Chrissa is modeling this grey and pink Parisian outfit. This outfit sold right after I listed it on Etsy - need to make some more. 
 Love this grey pants with white polka dots with the pink trim at the bottom of the pants. 

Embroidered Eiffel Tower with pink heart and bow, Purple with white polka dots paired up with  Purple Beret with white trim



Pink and Purple Eiffel Tower embroidered on black T-shirt, black beret with embroidered pink heart and with dark pink trim with black polka dots.  Animal print knit shorts.  Modeling this outfit is Isabelle GOTY 2014


Beret with black hearts modeling Chrissa

 Chrissa is modeling this pink with white polka dot beret




Be sure and to check out my Etsy shop so see the new things that I will be making and listing.  I just bought a lot of fabric and new patterns https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations

As always - thanks for stopping by
GiGi



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Parisian Fashion for GOTY 2015 Grace Thomas American Girl Doll and other Dolls

 Paris - French clothing is such an inspiration and I love sewing for American Girl Dolls.  Since Grace Thomas Girl of the Year 2015 made her debut a few days ago, I have been sewing and selling "Parisian" style clothing and bedding.   I have ordered Grace Thomas and awaiting patiently for her arrival.  The nearest AG store is 3 hours away.   If you haven't seen Grace Thomas be sure to check her out.
 Elizabeth is modeling this pink beret with embroidered black heart and black trim.

The Beret Hat is to be a huge success in the doll fashion.  Here are a few of the items I have made either have sold or are for sale on my Etsy  https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations


Black and Tan with Red Beret animal print worn by Chrissa

 Chrissa is modeling this outfit

Pink Animal print worn by Elizabeth

 Heart embroidered on Beret - worn by Elizabeth

Eiffel Tower doll apron with ruffled elastic neck and waist straps - no tying - easy for small children.  Lanie is modeling the Aprons.
Below is another apron - has Eiffel tower, Baked sweets, shoes and purses - what Paris is famous for.  

Red jeans with real working pockets on front and back - white top with tiny black polka dots and red beret with white trim with black polka dots......Chrissa modeling is ready for Paris. 



Pink Beret with embroidered black heart 
  Love this embroidery design - heart with star - All American Girl
 Pink pants with white polka dots and sheen gray cuff at the the bottom compliments this outfit that Chrissa is wearing.


 Always Dream Paris



Below are some grey pants with white polka dots with grey cuffed leg and solid pink t-shirt
 Chrissa is modeling this outfit. 

 Perfect for Valentines Day





Bedding has been a huge seller for me. Here are some Paris themed prints 

 McKenna is modeling here in these photos.





To purchase these items or to make a custom request  check out my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/GiGisDollCreations 

Be sure to follow this blog and keep up with the latest Parisian Doll Fashion for the 18 inch Dolls - American Girl Dolls. 

As always thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. 

GiGi