ScrapHappy # July

15th of each month is the date I link up with Kate, Gun and a whole group of crafters (list of links further down) to make use of those scraps.  It’s been more fabric scraps for me this month, leftovers from past clothes-making projects . . . which are ideal when you have a collection of dolls that need clothing, like I do.  No photos of actual dolls in this post (so no need to shut your eyes). If you’d like to see dolls modelling the following outfits, you can find them here.

Anyway, time for photos.

A  knee-length jumpsuit in brown cotton, with very pretty floral print, plus matching head band, made for a 48cm vinyl doll.  This letfover fabric had been in my drawers since 2011, a remnant from a dress-making project for my daughter.

Another 3/4 length jumpsuit, for a 44cm vinyl doll.  This is more a polyester cotton.  Scraps found in a box I inherited from MIL several years ago.  The pattern for jumpsuit is from the July issue of “Modes & Travaux”.  Original pattern meant for quite a dumpy 40cm doll, I adapted for my slightly taller, more slender dolls.

A little dress for a 40cm vinyl doll with scraps from a tunic I made myself not long ago.  And no, it’s not pattern matched but it does fit the doll, therefore it does the job!

Here’s the list of other ScrapHappy members.

KateGun , TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera

16 thoughts on “ScrapHappy # July

    • not my favourite fabric, if I’m honest. Bought a load of that in 2011 because the daughter wanted us to make her a dress. I don’t think we ever finished it ^^

  1. I haven’t made dolls clothes for years but it is such a lovely way to experiment with fabrics and designs. The recipients never quibble!

    • oh I didn’t wait for grandchildren to get back to playing with dolls ^^ Our grand daughter is almost 2 so a bit young to be interested in dolls yet.

    • I never played with dolls much as a child, and neither did my daughter (she had 2 older brothers so was more interested in their games). However, I can remember my Mum drooling over Sasha dolls in the 70s. She would have loved one but back in the 70s she saw buying a doll for herself as a waste of money when kids needed new shoes and she had a family to feed. I feel, now the husband and I are just the two of us (our children all grown) it’s time to treat myself to a bit of what I fancy ^^

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s