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Welcome to the 1st Dolly Sewing Crush!
For a whole month we will shine a light on one doll designer from Japan by sewing one of their patterns each week for a total of 4 projects.
We hope it will encourage you to make clothes for your dolls.
Our Sewing motto: Seeing Is Believing
We understand how intimidating it feels to open a Japanese pattern book and be overwhelmed by the language.
We aim to transform doll sewing doubt into unbreakable confidence one project at a time because Seeing Is Believing.
By seeing a completed project, you’ll begin to believe that it’s possible for you to create an outfit too!
We’re not special, so if we can do it, you can too.
Our process of sewing tiny won’t be pretty but we place greater value on progress vs perfection.
And we want you to experience the same excitement of conquering doll sewing projects.
Dolly Sewing Crush: Momolita Project #1
The 1st project we’re reviewing is the One Piece Hooded Dress by Momoko Komori from Dolly Dolly vol 36.
What fabric was used? Lightweight Marled Rib Knit Sweater
How were the directions? It was challenging because there were no images that went along with the text
What was used to translate the directions? Google translate and Jisho
Were there any design changes? No
What was enjoyable about this pattern? We love how playful the outfit is. Each time we see the monster’s googly eyes we can’t help but smile. And we also like the comfy style. We are jealous of Ruruko because she looks sooo cozy.
Any tricky areas? The hood caused confusion, it took 4 tries to attach it to the dress correctly. Since we used a lightweight knit, it was also a challenge keeping the fabric pieces evenly aligned while sewing
What skill level would we rate this project? Intermediate
Project Overview: This pattern was challenging for us as beginner tiny sewists but it is doable. Be patient and enjoy the process. When you start to feel frustrated, take a break and pick it up again
It’s Time For A Giveaway
To get you excited to sew for your dolls, during the month long Momolita Sewing Crush, we are giving away 1 Dolly Dolly vol. 36 book to 1 lucky winner.
Giveaway runs from January 8, 2019 until January 29, 2020 11:59 P.M.
All you have to do is answer the following question:
Enter your response in the entry form below for a chance to win.a Rafflecopter giveaway
You may earn multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning
If you don’t see the entry form try visiting the page from a desktop or a different browser such as Google Chrome. Entry form may not appear on some mobile devices.
- Last day to enter the giveaway: January 29, 2020 11:59 P.M. Central Standard Time
- We’ll contact the winner within 48 hours. If the winner does not respond to our email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected
- If you’re a minor please get your parent’s or guardian’s permission before entering
Eager to start sewing outfits for your doll? No need to wait, you can order Dolly Dolly vol. 36 here
Thank you for entering and good luck!
Kat and Tatyana
The Dolly Insider