Making something new

I've been working on some new patterns for Mina and some of it wasn't turning out quite as I expected. Mina isn't the easiest doll for me to make clothes for since she is rather... ::ehem:: busty. I have made a few articles of clothing for her, but for the most part it's hard for me to fit her. I have no trouble with Juste or any doll like Samantha.... in fact, for me, the flatter the better(lol). I'm not the greatest at making the patterns, I have to have a good working model of the dress(or whatever) so needless to the the first drafts of several outfits haven't exactly gone where I wanted. This dress was no exception. Turns out Mina was TOO busty for me to close the back of this dress, but that made it a good fit for Ellowyne! So at least now I know I have to expand on the pattern to fit Mina better. So the second round went a lot better. On the first dress I added a lace up section, but I thought perhaps for the second one I'll make a separate bodice. I haven't made it yet, but when I do, I'll post those pictures too.

So here's the finished first draft on Ellowyne:
Close up of lacing
Ell looking good!

And the second dress on Mina - this one fits her better since I adjusted the size of the middle piece. I think where I went wrong on the first one was I didn't account for the adjustment in the middle since I completely lined that part and flipped it to sew the sides on. I should really think about that more!

I'll add the bodice later
The brown ribbon on the bottom is wired so
it tends to stay how you put it.
I just wish I had more shoes....



I've been known from time to time to repaint some toys. Littlest Pet Shop is one of the main ones I repaint, but I've also done a couple of Lala's.  These aren't particularly new, but I haven't shared them on here so I think I should. :) My original intent here wasn't just to show off my new dolls, but to also show off the clothes I made for them, and some of my cute repaints,

Lala repaint:
I made her wearing Giraffe pajamas!
The back!

My LPS repaints:
Orca & Fish
Orca & Fish
Fish close
Orca belly
Dragon 2
Devil cat
Efreet the fire dragon
King Cheetah!
King cheetah back
Leon, my mountain lion
Butterfly fish
Orca 2
Orca 2 belly
Dragon 3
Shiny polar bear and iceberg
Witch dog!