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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sew in Style Make Your Own Doll Clothes -- a Crafty Weekends Review and Link Party

Crafty Weekends Review and Link Party
Disclosure: C&T Publishing sent me this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own! I will receive a small stipend for purchases made through the links in this post. Thank you for supporting Crafty Moms Share!

Tonight I am excited to share with you a fun book that is perfect for your doll lovers to learn how to sew. It is Sew in Style: Make Your Own Doll Clothes by Erin Hentzel.

This book is written for tweens and teenagers who want to improve their sewing skills and make some fun clothes for their dolls. The first chapter has all the information about sewing both by hand and by machine. It includes tools, tutorials and information about fabrics. Then the next five chapters have different styles of crafts: On the Go, Invited to a Party, It's a Sleepover, Hanging Out with Friends, and School Days. Each chapter has several things to make. Plus the photos in the book mix and match items from different chapters.
School Days
Now I loved many things in this book but decided to try making the pajama bottoms (shorts). Hazel has a Saige doll that was a hand-me-down and she does not have any pajamas for her. We liked the style of pajamas that American Girl made for Saige, but not the colors. I found the top at Michaels and used a 50% off coupon (it also came with leggings) and thought it would match the bottoms I made perfectly. 

I purposefully followed the instructions and tried to pretend I didn't have much sewing experience to see how clear it would be. I found them very easy to follow and very clear to make. The steps were done in a great order so there was ease to the project. 

Now the ones in the book looked like this below and the sleepover chapter also included a sleep mask, sleeping bag and pillow cover to make. 

The party chapter has a dress, purse and bracelet. The On the Go chapter has a miniskirt, simple top, flounce skirt and messenger bag (see the photo below).


The Hanging Out with Friends chapter has shorts, spring top, long-sleeved top, headband and yoga pants (see photo below). There are so many combinations that can be used with all the chapters.

Hazel is very excited to try making some of her own. Once I get her using my sewing machine I think she will love this book. The patterns are relatively simple and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It is the perfect book for the beginning sewer and doll lover. The patterns are in the back of the book and full size and do not overlap, so there is ease. We have a digital copy of the book which makes the patterns even easier since it is just printing them out. I hope you will check out this fun book.

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It is time to see what you have been creating! Thank you to everyone who shared with us last party. Below are a few of the features from our party. I am sharing some party features, some various craft features and bag features. Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!!  I can't wait to see what your latest creations!!

Features


1) From Create and Babble: Americana Placemats Made Using Chalk Couture

2) From Celebrating Everyday Life: How to Make a Special Daddy/Daughter Date Book

3) From Sew Crafty Crochet: Crochet Hotdog Scarf

4) From Ginx Craft: Summer Meadow Baby Shoes

5) From Fresh Vintage by Lisa S.: How to Paint and Stencil a Silver Tray

6) From Refresh Living: How to Refinish a Piece of Furniture with Broken Caning


Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!