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We appreciate you for joining us for the Dolly Sewing Crush: Momolita Project #3.
For a whole month we’re shining 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 #3
For the 3rd Momolita project we turned to Dolly Dolly vol. 15 to make the Pierrot Shirring Sleeve.
Fun Fact: Pierrot is a type of pantomime character
This project has 10 steps.
There are no images to go with the directions, only an illustration with numbers that correspond with the steps.
Your Layout For Sewing Success
Steps 1-3 Sleeves & Cuffs
This section involved attaching lace to the cuffs and attaching elastic to the sleeves and the cuffs.
We didn’t add lace to our shirt because we didn’t have any on hand, so we moved onto the next step, which was creating ruffle sleeves using elastic.
It was our first time creating this type of sleeve and it was a challenge.
The instructions called for 3cm of elastic but we found it difficult to sew and stretch the elastic at this length because there wasn’t much to grab onto.
So for the 2nd sleeve we sewed the elastic 1st before we cut it.
Steps 4-6 Gathered Sleeves, Side Seams, & Collar
These steps included attaching the sleeves to the shirt, sewing the shirt side seams and the collar.
Another 1st we encountered was attaching a gathered sleeve to a shirt.
We didn’t know how to do this, but we found a video by Hanon that showed how to sew a gathered sleeve.
Then it was on to the collar, it was a challenge.
The design called for 2 collar pieces but we didn’t know how they worked together.
We tried looking at the image of Licca-chan but her cloak blocked the collar.
So we made a modification and only used 1 collar piece.
Steps 7-10 Finishing the Pierrot Shirring Sleeve
This section was straightforward.
It involved hemming the shirt, sewing the back opening, and adding the Hook-and-loop closures.
The last step was applying an applique design to the shirt, we skipped this step.
Seeing the shirt take shape was an awesome experience.
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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:
Enter your response in the entry form below for a chance to win.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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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
If you would like to make the Pierrot Shirring Sleeve for your dolls, you can find a few copies of Dolly Dolly vol. 15 on eBay.
Thank you for entering and good luck!
Kat and Tatyana
The Dolly Insider
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