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I'm happy to say that most of the world is no longer in lockdown!  Mine was the last state to reopen AND one of the first to lock down, so it's been a while (<- slight understatement) During that time I gave away: 1883 Dolly Face Mask patterns 927 Medium Level Up! patterns 826 Tiny BJD Level Up! patterns 815 Petite Level Up! patterns 549 Petite Slimline Level Up! patterns 527 Medium Curvy Level Up! patterns 444 1/4 Level Up! patterns 318 1/3 Curvy Level Up! patterns 6289 patterns total! Woah :D But the downside is, it's made my accounting...

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Pandemic Sewing: Let's learn a new skill!

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...or maybe just fine tune one we already have. 2020 is going to be a long, weird year. It's going to be better for everyone if we ALL help out how we can. For me, I've been making a bunch of downloadable PDF doll clothes patterns designed to help people learn to sew. And during the pandemic, they're all free :)

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From doll masks to human masks in 5 days!

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Stuff happens fast!  Within a few days of posting a guide for making doll masks, I was conscripted into making human ones. Here's what I did, and what I've learned

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Free Pattern: Dolly Face Masks

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Hi Everyone!  Things sure have gotten a bit nuts.  In times like this, I think it's important to think "What can I do to help?" Everybody usually has something.  I am pretty good at making things out of fabric.  I've also been using safety gear for over a decade to protect myself from eye and respiratory damage from hobby stuff.  Because of that, when I've seen pictures of people on the news wearing N95s upside down, half-tied and hanging loosely, or just not using the nose clip and I cry inside.  If a mask is supposed to filter air coming...

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L.O.L. O.M.G. Doll review!

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I don't generally run out and buy a new doll line until it's had at least 2 series.  There's just so many of them, if I try to catch 'em all, I'll just be buried in dolls.   OMG dolls aren't 'new' they're now old enough for me to do my usual dolly dissection, so here. we. go!   OMG dolls are the older sister/fashion doll counterpart to the cute little LOL dolls.  They're made by MGA, who have made a bunch of very nice looking fashion doll lines (Bratz, Witchez). The doll I grabbed is "Royal Bee" who has nice...

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