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How has your month been going, we hope you remembered to take time for yourself and recharge your energy.
Speaking of recharging energy, Ruruko’s been very relaxed this week and I think it has something to do with her newest outfit.
Let’s find out what’s making her so zen.
Oh and I mustn’t forget.
Friends don’t let friends forget to enter a giveaway:
If you haven’t already, there is still time to enter the giveaway.
Be sure to enter by September 30, 2020, 11:59 P.M. CST for a chance to win the Doll Coordinate Recipes for New Retro Style 🙂
We will randomly choose a winner shortly after.
And I also want to let you know there will be no Dolly Sewing Crush on Wednesday September 30, 2020.
Dolly Sewing Crush: Calalka Project #4
For the final look we’re taking it easy . . . I mean Ruruko is taking it easy in her plushy Robe.
Turn to page 70 and you’ll land on a delicate Robe.
In 15 steps you’ll create a Robe your doll will never want to take off.
The Robe pattern fits dolls size:
- 20 – 22 cm
- 22 – 24 cm
- 26 – 29 cm
The directions for the Robe are written in Japanese and include images so you can visually see the step by step instructions.
Your Layout For Sewing Success
Here is your blueprint for making the Robe:
- Attach lace trim to sleeves & bodice
- Sew sleeves to bodice
- Sew back & front side seams together
- Attach lace along the sides & hem of skirt
- Sew gather stitch
- Gather skirt to fit bodice
- Attach waist band to skirt
- Place ribbon along the waist
Whoop-de-doo, the Robe is complete!
Ruruko adores her robe and the inner clarity that comes with wearing it.
Dolly Insider Skill Level Rating:
I didn’t use the recommend tulle to make this pattern.
I’m trying to go without buying new fabric and using what I have on hand.
So Ruruko’s robe doesn’t look like the picture instead it’s fluffy vs the delicate romantic style.
Which is okay in my book because it shows how your choice of fabric can make a difference in the final look.
And That’s A Wrap!
Though this month’s Dolly Sewing Crush is coming to an end, Fall is just getting started!
Fall favorites we’ve seen were:
If you have any questions or want to see a particular pattern please leave a comment below!
I have a big smile on my face because I’m excited to chat with you again in October! 🙂
Kat and Tatyana
The Dolly Insider
Stay Up To Date With Ayu Ishiwatari (Calalka):
Missed a Calalka Project? No worries, click a link below to get caught up!
- Dolly Sewing Crush: Calalka Project #1
- Dolly Sewing Crush: Calalka Project #2
- Dolly Sewing Crush: Calalka Project #3
Can’t wait to sew Calalka outfits for your dollies? No need to wait, you can grab your copy of the Doll Coordinate Recipes for New Retro Style book here.
It’s Time For A Giveaway
To help you Fall in love with sewing tiny, we’re giving 1 lucky winner: Doll Coordinate Recipes for New Retro Style.
Giveaway runs from September 2, 2020 until September 30, 2020 11:59 P.M. CST.
*****The Winner Is: Yevhenii P.!*****
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