It's nice and toasty here in northern NJ, but the girls are getting ready for fall weather.
Yep, the sleeves on the left hand doll are a trifle too long. So it goes. I'm not ripping. I do enough ripping, as in totally messing up one of the sleeves. Besides, that outfit it going to MN, where she'll need all the warmth she can get. The fabric on the top is a Kona cotton, and it is beyond wonderful. I love this stuff with a passion. The skirt and trim are a pretty fabric I found on E-Quilter.com. Bought them before I swore I wasn't buying any more fabric.
The cutie on the right is wearing a dress from a stunning batik I bought at The City Quilter, and for the life of me, I can't remember where I got the jacket fabric.
Here's the dress all by itself and with the Shawl To Go doll shawl. I think she's quite elegant, myself. These are heading to Minnesota, also. Miss P is going to score big on doll clothing, but don't feel sorry for Miss Rose. She gets the next batch.
Patterns are by Joan Hinds. I do like sewing her designs. Can't say I like setting in sleeves, but hey, dolls do not live by sleeveless garments alone.
Miss Penny and Miss Rose have different color senses, and it's such fun for me because I get to indulge in all sorts of fabric choices.
If I were a good Gram, I'd make the kids jeans, but I really don't like sewing on heavy denim, and chambray just doesn't cut it. So, dorky pants are what the dolls get. Hey, if the pants are too dumb, the kids can always use them as jammie pants. That works just fine.
Knitting, knitting, and more knitting: Can't show you a single thing because they are all mysteries. But I can tell you that I'm so loving knitting on lace yarn again. Just wait until you see what's coming next in the Light and Dark Lace Club! Just wait. And don't cry to me if you don't join and then have to wait for the pattern. This one is my favorite; oh, they are all my favorites. And the dimensions are approx 42 x 104! This is not a little shawlette. I have to finalize my yarn colors, but I will tell you that for once, they are not pastels. We have a bit of medium colorways here. Well, fall is coming up, and I need more color.
I am thinking of knitting the Mitered Cardigan pattern from Knit One Knit All. It's calling me. Garter stitch for pure delightful mindless knitting. Skinny yarn, too. 6 sts/inch. Just my speed. And I really need cardigans. I think a visit to the Stitching Bee is in order tomorrow.
Kitten With a Whiplash - My resident guy person, AKA the Hubbo, really likes these doll outfits. It makes me giggle, but he really appreciates them. And he doesn't laugh at me either, well not to my face or else I'd deck him!
And the girls like being barefoot because otherwise, I'd spend all my money on shoes and not on fabric. So barefoot they are. Whoa, is barefoot a bad word? My serious giggle of the day. I can't write "bare" in my blog? The blog police are going to get me? I love it; I really love it. X-rated blog because she wrote "barefoot".. You have made my day. I may never stop chortling over this.