Gone Fishing

Hi gentle readers,

There will be an absence of posts on Me and My Gals until the beginning of October, due to my being busy. Here’s a list of things you can do when you would of been reading the blog:

  • Go outside
  • Read a book (preferably Harry Potter)
  • Learn how to juggle
  • Decipher the meaning of life
  • Play with your dolls! Well, you should do that anyway, but give them extra attention from me

See you soon,

Willsbardgirl

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Handkerchief Skirt Tutorial

Hey! Way back, a month ago, I made a beautiful handkerchief skirt. When I was sewing it up, I thought “Maybe I should make this into a tutorial so people all over the internet can make beautiful skirts for their dolls.” Well that’s what I did! Enjoy!

American Girl Handkerchief Skirt Tutorial

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Supplies:

  • Voile or knit fabric
  • 1″ wide elastic
  • Coordinating thread

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Cut out 2 12″ by 12″ squares of voile or knit fabric (this does not account for hemming, if you wish, you may do a rolled hem, but just make your squares 13″ by 13″). Take a cup or small bowl (about 12″ in circumference) and trace around it in the exact center of your squares. Cut the circle out.

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Turn one of the squares 45 degrees so they make a star. Pin in place if needed.

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Take your 1″ wide elastic and cut it to 11″. Overlap the ends a bit and sew two straight lines at the edge, to make a loop.

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Now comes the annoyingest part. Pinning. Pin your fabric to your elastic in quarters first, and then pin and fill in the gaps.

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This is about how many pins you should have when you’re done. Oh my!

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Now you’re going to sew around the edge at 1/4″, stretching the elastic to account for the fabric. A little catching is okay. Flip the skirt inside out, and press. And you’re finished!

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Your beautiful skirt is ready to go anywhere with your doll. To the beach, a picnic, or even to a tea party.

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This is a great skirt for any fairy loving doll. She can pretend to flutter away with the gorgeous uneven hem.

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Emily loves her Handkerchief Skirt, so what are you waiting for? Make one of these up for your doll, and they’ll look fabulous!

Willsbardgirl

P.S. If you make this skirt, email me a picture at contact.meandmygals@gmail.com

Kirsten and Silvius’s Walk

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Today, Kirsten and Silvius went on a stroll in the park.

“Silvius, please walk slower.”

“You know that dolls walk slower then cows.”

“SILVIUS!!!! SLOW DOWN!”

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“Silvius!!!!!!”

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“Silvius, why are you running away, not towards me”

Photo Sep 01, 2 44 27 PM“Moo, Moo climb a tree.” lowed Silvius.

 

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“Silvius, get down from that tree, NOW!” shouted Kirsten, and Silvius did, but he fell.

Photo Sep 01, 2 47 52 PMAfter a lot of chasing, Kirsten finally cornered Silvius in a tree root.

“Got ya!”

Photo Sep 01, 2 48 32 PM“Silvius, why are you floating away?”

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As Silvius flew higher and higher, Kirsten got more and more worried. With a extra hard gust of wind, he was gone.

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“Oh no! Where did he go? He must be gone forever. But he was the best cow you could ever wish for. He was nice and *ahem* petite, and………………………….Oh I miss you so, Silvius!”

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Kirsten felt so horrible about losing her noble cow that she laid down and cried.

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Kirsten was crying so hard that at first she didn’t notice the rough tongue licking her tears away.

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“Silvius! Where were you? Are you hurt? How did you find me? Did you meet any lady cows?”

Overloaded with questions, all Silvius could udder was a halfhearted “moo.”

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“Well, I guess we better finish our walk, Silvius.” and this time, he went at her pace.

Willsbardgirl

P.S. Do you like the new theme?

Sewing Adventures: Leggings and Other Awesomeness

So this week, I finally broke down and bought the leggings pattern from Liberty Jane. Since I had to sew up a pair immediately, why not make a matching skirt.

2013-09-03 03.18.55Ta-da! I made these leggings out of the same fabric as this shirt, and the skirt out of one of my mom’s old skirts. Marie-Grace is rockin’ them with the tank top from the Yoga Outfit.

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Close up. I think the length of the skirt is perfect, just at her knee, and the color combination is unexpected!

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Here’s the leggings by themselves. This would be a perfect outfit to wear to Modern Dance class.

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And the skirt on its own.

Thank you for reading and mentally supporting my sewing happenings,

Willsbardgirl