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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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BTS (& other boy fashion dolls)

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It's been a while since I dissected the current selection of boy fashion dolls!  Fortunately, from a sewing perspective, while there are a lot of different bodies here, they aren't all that different! Here's a breakdown of the smaller-than-Ken-doll-boy-dolls currently made by Mattel.  On the smallest end, we've got Monster High, who is the only boy doll in this picture who is in 'Slimline' boy pattern size.    Everybody else: Reboot Monster High, BTS, Ever After High, "Slim" ken and the new "Original" ken are all 'Medium' boy pattern size.   The picture speaks for itself: Reboot MH boys and BTS...

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