Feature: Awesome Designers Free Tutorials – Phoebe & Egg

My Awesome Designer for this feature is Lisa Press from Phoebe & Egg.

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Lisa designs and make the most AMAZING dolls (photo of Lisa’s dolls above) and dolls clothes which you can find in her Etsy Shop.

Lisa has recently released a series of tutorials on her blog showing you how to make dolls dresses.

This is a wonderful series of blog posts where she starts off talking about the basic tools and then provides you with a base doll dress pattern (for 5 different size dolls).  Lisa then takes you through fitting and altering the pattern to suit your particular doll and then talks about facings, shows you how to make a reversible dress, a dress with a bodice & gathered skirt, peter pan collars and bias trims.

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Here are the links to her series of blog posts she has called Doll Dress-Making Series (photos above from Lisa’s blog posts):

Basic Course in Doll Dress-Making     Useful tools     Base Patterns     Resizing the Pattern      Facings 101     The Reversible Dress    Another tool    Dress with a Bodice & gathered skirt      The peter pan collar    Where to find cute trim    Making a bias trim    Sewing on trim

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If you have ever thought about making dolls dresses or if you already do but would like to learn some more techniques then these tutorials are for you.  If you have a doll you would like to sew for but don’t have a pattern – then these tutorials are for you too.  The tutorials show you how to make the dresses step by step and have great photos to go with them too.

I made up this dress (left) using these tutorials.  This one was the bodice & gathered skirt and I found the tutorial easy to follow and the dress was easy to make too.  My daughter now wants to make up some of these dresses too – so we are going to make some together.  This is a great way to get kids sewing and making something that they want!

Thanks Lisa for these wonderful tutorials.

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Make sure you pop over and check out Lisa’s website: Phoebe & Egg.  She takes the most beautiful photos of the dolls she makes and so it is definitely worth a look.

Her dolls are all handmade using high quality materials and they are just amazing.  Lisa can also make dolls to order too – so you can select the hair style and colours, skin tones, eye colours and clothing you want on them too.

Another wonderful fact I found while reading Lisa’s blog is she has recently set up her ‘Doll Friend Project’.  For every doll purchased from Phoebe & Egg, a doll will be given to a child in the Foster Care Program.  You can read more about these amazingly generous gifts on her blog post HERE.

Happy Sewing!

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