Friday, July 24, 2015

New Dress for Madame Alexander Travel Friends, Plus a Furry Life-Size Companion

With the more relaxed pace of summer, and only having one daughter at home, I've been trying to work hard at sewing, in the hopes of opening up an Etsy store for doll clothes soon. Today, I completed a dress that fits the Madame Alexander Travel Friends. I'm not happy with the bunchiness around the sleeves, but I think that was partially from trying to loosen the armseye up a little, because last time I thought it was too tight. I'm such an awful perfectionist, and I need to work through that if I'm going to sell my work. I'll never get anything up for sale if I'm never happy with what I sew.

I really love the dress on Russia. The blue just seems to suit her hair and eyes. I think next I am going to work on making a dress for the Mini AG size. I should be able to tweak this pattern a bit. Believe it or not, the Mini AG has a bigger chest circumference than the Travel Friends, at least the stuffed Minis.

My daughter has been gone all week at a youth conference, so her cat has been following me around for company since her girl was gone. I was taking some pictures on the floor today for an eBay auction, and Agatha decided to insert herself into the photography, as cats do. So here's a picture of one of our beloved kitties.

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  1. I like the dress is a basic pattern. This means you can use all sorts of fabric and trims to make them each look different!

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    1. Yes, there's lots of places I can take this dress. I look forward to using it more.

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  2. Oh, your Agatha is adorable! Our Louie has that coloring - green eye, black fur.

    Blue gingham looks so summery. Good choice for your new store. Best wishes for that venture!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dana. External encouragement never hurts.

      Agatha sends her thanks.

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  3. That's a cute dress - nice work!

    But I think your cat is glaring at me... ;)

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    1. Thank you, jSarie. Don't worry, Agatha is only confused by the camera.

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  4. That's a lovely dress, and beautiful fabric! I think it's a great idea to start an Etsy store, I wish you all the best with this new adventure! Agatha is a cute model :-).

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    1. I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, if you're interested in participating, see my latest post :-).

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