Friday, April 24, 2015

Pattern Sale!!! Now thru Sunday 4/26

Pattern Sale!!!!  This weekend only - 4/24 - 4/26 

SAVE 25% on all patterns in my Etsy Shop!
Coupon Code SPRING25 Enter at beginning of checkout

Saturday, April 4, 2015

To the Ball - Cinderella-inspired Ball Gown

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Passover!

As this happy Springtime ushers in thoughts of flowers and butterflies, I am so pleased to announce the completion of my newest design:
"To the Ball" - A regal Ball Gown and Petticoat fit for a Princess

Find it in my Etsy & Craftsy shops:

Having the tunes of the old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella in my head, I recall how Cinderella wishes to go "to the Ball" so she can see all the finery. So lucky to have a Fairy Godmother!

While this design looks very impressive, it is really the fabric that is the star of the show. The specially shaped panels of the bodice and skirt make it very easy to recreate the look.
Using light and sheer layers of pretty lightweight colors in the blue, aqua, and purple family the pattern shows how to combine them and get a very showy result.

It isn't difficult to make, either! This gown has a lot of layers and a lot of gathering which take a little time to put together but the techniques are pretty basic - gathering, hemming, hand-basting, sewing a lining down. There is a tutorial included for creating the pretty butterflies.

And lots of pictures and diagrams to illustrate your way!

Have a lovely Weekend!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's Day! ♥♥♥

♥ Happy Valentines Day to all! ♥

Anticipating Springtime is a favorite activity in February :)

Dollhouse Designs is celebrating a new pattern, a soon-to-be-released pattern, and a handful of new items soon to be in my Etsy shop.

New Pattern - Winter Princess Nightgown!

Want to Build a Snowman??? Yes, and this pattern offers 2 Versions of the Nightgown, 2 Lengths, in 2 Fabric styles :)

Make it up in Knit or Woven fabrics, choose long or 3/4 sleeve styles, and long or short length! Very fast to make for lots of fun :)

Find patterns in both my Etsy and Craftsy shops:

Next, there will be a NEW pattern coming very soon!
The luxurious new CINDERELLA Ball Gown....

Here is a preview photo. It is still in the production stage but should be ready by March 7!!
Featuring a gorgeous and enormous full layered skirt, pointed basque waist, and fluffy bodice accent plus an optional separate petticoat for maximum density.
There will be a couple of the finished gowns available in my Etsy shop for sale at that time, too!

And available very soon in shop are finished nightgowns, and 2 Raincoats for Springtime fun. (Raincoat sets are made from modified versions of  Sophie Clareese and Kotton Candy patterns)
Also... a new take on Elsa will be available soon just in time for the Spring release of Cinderella  and "Spring" Fever... Shhhh....