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Thanks for joining us for the Dolly Sewing Crush: Momolita Project #2.
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.
Get inspired as we share a summary of our sewing process.
Sewing Motto: Seeing Is Believing
Dolly Sewing Crush: Momolita Project #2
This week we are making the Down Quilted Vest by Momolita from Dolly Dolly vol. 36.
There are 14 steps to complete this project.
The directions for the Down Quilted Vest are written in Japanese but includes images so you can visually see the step by step instructions.
Your Layout For Sewing Success
Steps 1-3 Prepping & Quilting the Fabric
This section was straightforward to accomplish.
It involved preparing the fabric pieces, sewing straight lines to create the quilting effect on the nylon fabric and attaching the shoulder seams of the front and back nylon vest.
Steps 4-6 The Collar & Lining Pieces
These steps involved attaching the collar along the neckline and sewing the shoulder seams of the front and back lining pieces together.
However step 4 required a strip of batting for the collar but there was no mention of it in the material list or a pattern piece to cut.
So if you make this project be sure to cut a strip of batting for the collar.
Steps 7-9 Joining the Lining to the Nylon Vest
Steps 7-9 are about sewing along the armholes, attaching the lining to the nylon vest along the collar and flipping the vest right side out.
But Step 8 was confusing because we weren’t sure how to flip the collar after sandwiching it between the nylon fabric and lining.
We sewed it wrong and as we were removing the stitches the fabric unraveled, so we had to start over to step 1.
Steps 10-14 Finishing the Down Quilted Vest
This section involves sewing the side seams of the nylon pieces and the side seams of the lining pieces.
Next the vest is sewn along the edges and the front of the vest is top stitched.
The last step is adding the buttons.
(We decided not to add buttons to our vest since we don’t own the recommended Hotfix applicator tool)
The Down Quilted Vest is a realistic design.
The look is elevated thanks to the puffiness of the batting and the quilt lines.
We didn’t add buttons but it still looks great, we may try adding self-adhesive rhinestones in the future.
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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:
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- 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
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