- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
Mistakes are usually fixable in knitting too.MY cats attack the laptop power cord, so, Yeah, knitting is out of the question.
AND, when you make a mistake it's FOREVER!!!
Rather sew, bc you can rip out a messed up seam, or buy more fabric and start over.
We never had too many barbies for our kids, but what we had, had the same trouble. And Barbie has a kid?My daughter is really into dolls right now. This year for Christmas she got a whole tone of Barbie and Chelsea (Barbie's daughter) clothing. I have no idea who makes this stuff, but it is obvious that who ever is doing it doesn't play with the dolls. Some of the clothing straight up doesn't fit. Others are really tight, or the straps are so flimsy they break. My daughter was in tears because she can't even play with her own toys without a parent there to help undress/dress everyone.
Well a quick look at the clothing revealed this stuff is stupid easy to make, so off to the craft store we went. This is the first piece I've made for my daughter. She loves it, and she can easily undress/dress the doll herself. I'm getting a sewing machine so I can make a full wardrobe for her. It arrives Tuesday!
I'm going to make her a full wardrobe. View attachment 54319
I actually wrote Singer about it, and recently got back a reply. They said for my particular sewing machine, there is no other foot pedal, and no option to adjust the settings. I had a good long sulk where I didn't sew, and recently got it out again to make the pink dress.@AMKuska, what kind of foot pedal do you have on your machine? In trying to restore some old machines, I found that some foot pedals only work when the electrical circuit is complete. It has only one speed: Fast or stop. Others, a bit more expensive, have variable speed controls that work like a gas pedal on a car. You might do some experimentation with your machine to see if it will *barely* go. If not, and if you don't have a speed bar on the machine itself, think about getting a more cooperative foot pedal. As I am not an electrician, this explanation might be lacking, lol.
When my grand daughters were younger, they had American girl-type dolls. Not the super expensive ones, but the Walmart ones. I made clothes for them and had so much fun. I hated when they outgrew them. One year I bought a doll and made a whole wardrobe for her, then packaged it all together for donation for Christmas gifts.
For fancy clothes, I would shop the thrift stores and get some cast-away glitsy top. A formal gown with full skirt could be made from that.
We never had too many barbies for our kids, but what we had, had the same trouble.
Maybe she is 17.I looked it up to be sure, and I am wrong. Chelsea is actually Barbie's 7 year old sister. Perhaps Barbie is too career focused for kids. 🤔