The giveaway is for one of her amazing custom face plates. Paired up with your own eye mech and scalp you would have a truly unique girl on your hands. I think I would put some really dark or white alpaca hair. What would you do if you won? Well... go over to blythelife.com and enter for your chance.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
This is the final product after lots of tweaking and modifications to the shirt design. What do you think?
It all started with this
Yellow dress I started drafting which morphed into an orange shirt after some suggestions via Instagram.
It took a lot of tweaking along the way, it took awhile but I've ironed out all the kinks and super happy with the end result.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Hope this tutorial for the tutu makes sense. I apologize for the less than perfect photographs, it is quite difficult to sew and snaps pictures at the same time.
Here are the supplies you are going to need. Tulle, elastic, plastic needle, and a sewing machine.
Fold your tulle vertically (left to right or vice versa). I fold mine in half then in half again which leaves me with 4 layers.
Then you will fold all your layers horizontally. See the part above the scissors? That is what will make up our tutu.
Cut your excess tulle. I make sure the top layer is shorter than the bottom.
Now you are going to sew near the fold line to make the channel for your elastic.
Sew all the way across. Now at this point I am going to warn you about my nails since my hands start to make an appearance. My nail polish is chipping and looks disgusting. I could have fixed them but then this tutorial would not have been made.
Now thread your elastic through your plastic needle.
Put your needle through the channel you made at the top.
Once the needle pops through the other side cinch it up.
Now you're going to sew the elastic and the tulle together. Make sure you backstitch on the elastic, you don't want this part to come undone. I usually sew about 3/4 of the way down
Cut off the excess tulle and elastic.
Flip it right side out. At this point the tutu looks a little bubbly and more rounded than I like. I will then go through the layers and cut vertically in different locations so the material can flare out more.
There you have it, pretty simple eh?
As always if you have questions just leave them in the comments and I will be sure to answer, that way everyone can benefit from them.
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Friday, April 13, 2012
Name: Dee Dee
Which stock doll is she? All Gold in One. BL mold
Is she customized? If so, what work has she had done and by whom?
How long have you had her?
Does she have a personal style?
Favorite thing about her?
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Which stock doll is she? Kiss Me True
Is she customized? If so, what work has she had done and by whom. She is a Mab Graves Custom. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mabgraves/
How long have you had her? I have had her since October 2011
Does she have a personal style? She loves Steam Punk and Victorian type clothing.
Favorite thing about her? Her eyes. They are so expressive.
Your Name: Christy
How long have you been enjoying the blythe life? I first found out about blythe in 2008 but never actually bought a doll until 2011. I was dealing with some postpartum depression and begged my husband for one. This hobby saved me during a rough patch.
What do you like most about blythe? I love photographing them. No other doll has ever captured me the way blythe has. There is something about them...it is like they have a plastic soul.
Where can people find you? Blog? Online shop? Flickr? Twitter? Instagram? Facebook? Etc
I just started a blog about my three main passions. Blythe, Photography, and Illustration. - http://thedollhousestudio.blogspot.com/
This is my flickr- http://www.flickr.com/photos/christymarieb/
I also have and etsy shop where I make pets for blythe dolls. http://www.etsy.com/shop/dotsdashesanddoodles
The pets are made out of stock eye chips. They are called Throw Away Pets.
This is their story-
Once there was a Blythe Doll that had a horrific eye surgery. The colored chips were taken from her eyes, and were replaced with newer shinier colored chips. Time passed, and the Blythe doll found some of her old chips thrown away in the trash. The chips reminded her of the horrible surgery and she began to cry. Some of her tears fell upon the thrown away chips- and thus- a Throw Away Pet was born.
Do you have any favorite Blythe related sites you like to visit? Danielle's Family Thompson life blog. It is not strictly about blythe dolls but I love it.- http://thompsonfamily.typepad.com/
Fanny's Mademoiselle Blythe blog is a favorite- http://www.blythe-doll-fashions.com/
Also, Filipa's online magazine doll magazine called Tiny Feet. It is amazing. I get so much inspiration from it. http://www.tinyfeetmag.com/
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Finally figured out collars this weekend and I must say they really make a dress pop! I also had some French lace that I have been saving and hand stitched it on for a little extra detail. Probably my favorite dress I have made so far.
Well why stop with one dress? We have plenty of girls around here that would be jealous if they all had to share just one dress. So the sewing continues every evening around here. Last night I started this chevron dress. The colors are my favorite part. Which lucky girl gets to model this number first?
Do you have a favorite dress style for your girls? Or a specific detail you really enjoy? Or did you make a dress with the Party Dress Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 that you would like to share? If so, please post your links in the comments. We'd love to see them.
Last but not least don't forget about The free dress Giveaway.Pin It