|Zoe: "Smaller than me?"|
Yes, I have succumbed to RealPuki madness. Fairyland is running a 10th Anniversary event featuring some new RealPukis along with some old favorites. I will finally have my own little Soso! And also KaKa and the new PuPu. (Such unfortunate names -- the last two sound like what baby does in its diaper.) But I digress. This post is Zoe's.
I spent all weekend making little things for her, not all of them successful. I wanted to make her a long-sleeve tee shirt and a pair of pants. I knew exactly which combination of fabrics I wanted to use. As I was rooting through my scrap bin for small pieces of those fabrics, I came across a discarded project from sometime back. The fabric came from a pair of socks that I had purchased because of their tiny print. I had used most of it for a sweater that ended up not fitting anyone, not even skinny Tamsin. There were a few scraps left over, more than enough for little Zoe. A bit too heavy for a tee shirt, it would have to be a sweater, but then I decided it was long enough to be a short dress, and finally I cut it up the front to make a mini-romper. It was a lot of work, all of it by hand because the piece was too small for my sewing maching. At some point in the sewing the armholes stretched. And I didn't give her enough room in the crotch. After spending most of Saturday afternoon on it, I felt too discouraged even to sew a snap set on the back. There is enough sock left to try again. It's such a cute print, I don't want to have to throw it all away.
|What is Mommy making with this big ball of yarn?|
(Trying to make a wig -- or maybe a hat.)
|Zoe's new top made by me.|
Short pink bloomers from Fairyland.
PukiFee bow shoes sold by Denver Doll.
Round about now I remembered that Anastasia (Iplehouse JID Asa) has a new dress that I have photographed but not discussed. I made it from a gray knit fabric that has rows of ruffled tiers built in. It was a quick, easy dress to make, with absolutely no pattern. I decided to make one for Zoe, too, except that hers turned into a skirt and top. I simply cut a small rectangle encompassing two tiers of ruffles, folded over the top and sewed a casing to carry a one-eighth inch elastic, added a snap set to the back and voila. I didn't even have to hem it! The top was another small rectangle, cut from a single tier of ruffle, folded over at the top to make a neat edge, with a snap set at the back. Both girls were happy to pose for photos in their (almost) matching outfits.
I haven't forgotten that initially I meant to sew a tee shirt and pants for Zoe. I'm going to do it the right way this time, and reduce a pattern for LittleFees so that I have actual pattern pieces to work with. The wig/hat, on the other hand, is a make-it-up-as-I-go project. We'll just have to see what comes of it.
|Zoe's wig is K-004 in Baby Pink from LeekeWorld (made by DollGa)|
Anastasia's wig is WS-106 in Baby Brown from Leeke World (DollGa)
Anastasia's white boots from Iplehouse