Friday, 23 November 2012

On my table Friday

After spending all day yesterday at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show this is what is on my table today....

Lots of Liberty of London goodies, some gorgeous plain Oakshott fabrics and a couple of bias bindings with picot trim.

Had a lovely day but would recommend taking some big strong lackeys to help carry the bags!

The Dolls Dressmaker

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


I use a lot of Liberty of London Tana Lawn in my dolls dresses.  I also like buying the fabric for my own use too, this means I end up with lots of little scraps and off cuts that I just can't bring myself to throw away.

However, one only has so much space to keep such things!

I have started an English paper hexagon quilt top for my daughter but realistically that project is way down on my To-Do list.

hmm not enough to cover a single bed I think!

So I was very pleased to see some quick and easy projects from the Liberty blog.


Doesn't this look lovely?  And not too time consuming at this busy time of the year!

Had a little go, not too bad and only took a couple of minutes, will need to make more of these I think.

The Dolls Dressmaker

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Capes...because it's cold for Dolls too!

Busy sewing this morning in the grey November light.

Beautiful Liberty lining

The Models!

Showing the Liberty lining
Colder weather has prompted me to think of warm clothing options for the Dolls.  What with my inspirational Pinterest board and some gorgeous grey felt that I bought many years ago in Edinburgh, this is what I have come up with.

Still in production as I am not happy with the lining but coming soon to the shop!

The Dolls Dressmaker

Friday, 9 November 2012

On my desk Friday

Trying to do a little bit of sewing whilst littlest is at school.  A grey and rainy November day has inspired this...

Lovely buttons and a bit of grey linen, seems appropriate!

The Dolls Dressmaker

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Christmas Dresses

A grey November day meant some slightly shadowy photographs but I have finally uploaded my final Christmas dolls dress.

A lovely Liberty of London print, "Emilias Flowers" with East of India "Merry christmas" ribbon.

The Dolls Dressmaker

Friday, 2 November 2012

A shop update

Long overdue but I finally managed a little shop update today!

A lovely warm looking tartan in purple

Liberty of London "Lodden"

Liberty of London "Capel"

A favourite, Liberty of London "Eloise"

Hopefully will be able to add some more in the coming days and then get started on the huge pile of delicious fabrics that are just waiting to be made into dolls dresses!

The Dolls Dressmaker