Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ruby's New Jumper

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My nephew's daughter has inherited her Mommy's doll named Ruby. She does not let Ruby out of her site. 

 The clothes Ruby had on were taken apart to make a pattern.  To me, putting binding around the edge is hard to do correctly & neatly.  In this tutorial I show how I made facing patterns and used "flat" construction which has now been around for a while, but for some reason the pattern companies don't seem to have caught on.


















Now, let's turn this into a dress for Ruby!

Ruby's New Jumper was featured @ 
 

19 comments:

  1. That's so cute ! I used to do lots of sewing, but I'm not sure I have the patience for it anymore - I'd rather throw some paint on something.
    I'm sure Ruby will look great in it !

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  2. Very cute. I'm loving all the orange everywhere. It's so cheerful. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial.

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  3. What a gorgeous little outfit - and a great tutorial too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nicely done! Check out my tutorial on rub-off patterning and next time you won't have to deconstruct Ruby's clothes!
    http://www.mellysews.com/2011/07/tutorial-making-your-own-patterns-boys.html

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    1. Sew true Melissa. I've seen the dot-to-dot tutorials on different blogs. However, this jumper was given to me already taken apart. It did need 4 darts in the front and a bit of fullness in the sleeve that needed to be added. So far the dot-to-dot is for simple seams. Perhaps we need a Part 2 of rub-off or dot-to-dot to show how to add pleats, gathers and darts?

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  5. Adorable! Fantastic tutorial!! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!
    -Melissa

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  6. I've been sewing over 20 years and never used wax paper for a pattern, but it would mark very easily. Your tutorial was really good and your outfit turned out so nice. Orange is so hot right now and it looks so cute. A lot of times if I'm serging and don't have matching color I'll either use a lighter color if light fabric and dark if dark fabric. I like the finish and no one really sees the finish. very nice project. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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    1. I started watching "Sewing with Nancy" on PBS back in the 70s when she first came on PBS. She used wax paper when altering patterns.

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  7. I love the orange! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  8. Wow. You are a great seamstress!

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  9. I definitely do a lot of facings, because I hate working with bindings. What a cute set of doll clothes!

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  10. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

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  11. Such an amazing tutorial.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  12. Great tutorial. She is going to love this colorful and fun romper.
    Thanks for sharing on BeColorful
    pam

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  13. Great tutorial. The romper is adorable! Thanks for being a part of our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope you'll be back! -The Sisters

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  14. Once upon a time, this was the only way to do neck edges. Bias was rarely used. You've written a fabulous tutorial and made a cute little outfit. Love the decorative stitch. Thanks for linking up!!!

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  15. Hi Joy, I've featured Ruby's New Jumper today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/03/threading-your-way-features_24.html

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