Sofia Closet

 

 

Lalaloopsy – dress for Sofia-

super easy tutorial !!!

New in Sofia Closet !!!

 lalalupsy

 

 

I really love pampered my little sweetheart as much as I can…

and dress her  in clothes that none of her friends have …:):)  

Sofia looove lalaloopsy dolls and I really like them too…

one of the nicest stories for children…in my opinion :) .

I like to do ‘staff’ myself…I just do…

and as those dolls are bit price…I bought pattern last week

 loli-dolly-big-sister-nude-pattern

but this doll will have to wait as my little princess want it a dress with Lalaloopsy !! 

I was like…- yes please !!!

 

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 easy shapes and easy drawing…:)

I think I am getting  more confident  and applique is just pure fun!!

so I decide to make little lalaloopsy with body and dress…

 

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 I am always using marker to see it better through

- Fuse-a-Web :)

 

 

 

 

 

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I draw basic bodice shape – try it 

just dont be scared ! its easier that it look!!

 I adjust waist and length of the dress  to perfect size  …

 

 

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Very easy pattern- ready !!

 

 

 

 

 

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wider front and bit more narrow back….

I will simply stitched with little opening

and I will add little wooden button :)

 

 

 

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I start to build my doll 

step-by-step…

for me best moment is choosing fabrics !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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remember to always back place of applique

it is making stitches look perfect !

 

 

 

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and work slowly in machinh thread

( soo relaxing !!)

 

 

 

 

 

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 I used my magic marker to mark lips 

( very useful !! it will come off with heat !)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I decide to add something special to this

little dress..bit of tulle :) 

( wow factor for Sofia ) hehe

 

 

 

 

 

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 pin it well !!

 

 

 

 

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 and narrow zig-zac :)

all together made little ..pocket :)

 

 

 

 

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 some  flowers

( very useful , I am buying them on ebay in rolls, they are also sell by meter )

and little pearls ( 4mm)

 

 

 

 

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 just let them be loose …sewing is not necessary…

 

 

 

 

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small piece of dotty ribon

( and again secure it with narrow zig-zac)

 

 

 

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quick overlocking…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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this is my seam… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and here the same seam top stitched…

just compare those…and…

ALWAYS TOP STITCHED !!!

 

 

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 satin bias in hot pink  look so sweet:)

 

 

 

 

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little tulle ruffle from Dana tutorial 

 

 

 super quick ruffles!!!!

 

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to make 1 meter that I needed

…..it toke me

….3 minutes??? wow :):) 

 

 

 

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Ta da !!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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I should use bigger buttons

but Sofia want it those one :):)

 

 

 

 

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Happy owner :):):)

I am very happy with this dress 

it was super easy and Sofia really like it :):)

 

 

 Girl’s Tinley Tee Pattern

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tee elephant

 

I had great  opportunity to test pattern from

GYCT ( Get Your Crab Together )

Thank you Chelsea !!

Girl’s Tinley Tee :)

and here is my crazy little monkey

showing of how much she like it :)

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here is link to this perfect pattern :)

http://www.gyctdesigns.com/2014/05/tinley-tee-pattern-release.html

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one pattern but so many options :)

I just had to try them:):)

so here is Sofia in long sleeve and regular hem top .

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its size 5 and I like that its not to tight !

good length of top and sleeve:)

 

Here is my sweetie in my favourite – baby elephant top.

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I used delicate jersey in chocolate brown with little baby pink

dots and matching bands for neck and hips…

but I just bought this sweet elephant fabric and it was

catching my eyes all the time…so I start drawing…

and in minutes I had little baby elephant waiting to be

applique…hehe

I think he look great with silky cord around his shape and little

wooden button for his eye..

so I choose ‘short sleeve’ option and I layer it

with long sleeve..they come out great !

So girly!

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but Sofia love pink and when I say pink ..I mean it :)

so here is her favourite one…

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pink top with pink sleeves ,baby pink band and

pink short sleeves…hehe

she is forgiven me purple thread (?)

and – yes can be with dots mum… :)

 

Overall I am extremely happy with this pattern!

Just can’t count how many options you have here!

more that 10-15 for sure :)

 

and size are from 12 months to 12 years !!

 

I can make one for my friend baby ,

three more for Sofia

and next year I will just print bigger size!!

so for me that pattern I will use for years!

and I like that a lot !

specially that tutorial is very well wright ,

easy to understand and pattern itself is clear and

drafted in different colors

(really important as patterns like that are super easy to follow! )

I believe that its most versatile pattern I own !

and I have many…:)

 

 

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did you ever come a cross OTTOBRE magazine?     no?

please check this address and I promise you will love it !

 

http://www.ottobredesign.com/lehdet_js/2008_1/index.html?fi

I bought one on ebay some time ago and I am deeply in love :)

you can get woman version with nice classic clothes …

but kids wear is my favourite!

I love patterns , so many options  hides   in them ..

and this magazine is full of inspiration.

I highly recommend to buy at list one !

 

This is look from magazine

ottobre top and trousers

This set was so easy, top from black and white check

with little heart-shaped button and

flower from red ribbon and silver bead

I also added red satin bias – I think it look sweet

but most importantly Sofia like this loose fit and

she really enjoy wearing it :)

( I always let her help…

she is choosing fabrics, buttons,ribbons and

funny staff…she is making good choices:)

and she love to help with stuffing,cutting (?!?)

Her dream is small pink sewing machine :):)

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Those lovely breeches  …it was a breeze !!

as easy as ..leggings !!

I used stretchy jeans with sweet bow on the side :)

They are super comfy and they look so cool!!

completely  different look from her everyday dresses :)

 

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little bow and heart embroidery :)

 

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She look so mature here :):) hehe

 

So if you ever miss new- super cute patterns..

or

need some inspiration…check Ottobre.. you will not regret :)

 


Ruffled Flower  from

makeit-loveit !!!

very easy tutorial !!!

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more here 

Do you know makeit-loveit ?

one of my favorites!!!

check  here very easy but sooo sweet

ruffled flower tutorial !!

 

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2014/02/the-ruffled-flower-for-headbands-clothing-totes-etc.html#respond

 

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it was so fun to make it :)

I will definitely make some more…

and here is new Sofia’s dress

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and by the way…

are you playing with stitches?

I am trying to not take sewing so deathly

serious  and play a bit…

here is really little zig-zag as a top stitch…

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I love it :)

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Sofia and  her new

spring tulips  set !

 

So  I start with this simple idea…

I want it  to make something for

Sofia -as fresh and girly as I can:)

 

and as my favorite flowers are tulips

(never stop looking for little Thumbelina in the middle)

and they all about spring…

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I made simple draw…

 

if you want pattern for this applique(and more)

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Sofia is 4,5 now, she is wearing 104 cm clothes.

Her waist its 52 cm,

so for band of this skirt I cut 60 cm strip by 10 cm

and main panel  40 cm by 130 cm.

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I like clean edges :)

 

 

 

 

 

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and bold strong colors..

I used bond web to got perfect

shapes and lines

 

 

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 and I decide to use ribbon to add some pink as its her favorite color  .

 

 

 

 

 

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embroidery it was pure fun!

I enjoy it a lot !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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start at the bottom of flower …

and work slowly around …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I secured ribbon with double

stitch -as I know my little angel

this skirt will need to take a lot of

pulling..:):)

 

 

 

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 stitched sides of belt

 

 

 

 

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and a bit of interfacing…

 

 

 

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 sides of skirt…

 

 

 

 

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and I attached bottom to belt

with – again-double stitch and

top stitch of course :)

 

 

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I used very basic top pattern

from ottobre 2009 / 3

I really like this magazine !

patterns are very well draw-ed !

 

 

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 and I used my magic clips…

very useful and they dont pull

my delicate jersey :)

 

 

 

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 I want to try lettuce edges

without overlocker

and I made those using very

narrow zig-zag!     it worked well!!

 

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Beautiful wooden button

finished set !

 

 

 

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I must say…

I love it !!!

and it was soo much fun to do it !!!

Sofia didnt want to take it of….

so full success!!!

and I all ready start next one :):) just cant stop myself…

    I am taking part in project RUN & PLAY :)

Threading My Way_Featured     I’ve been featured on Threading My Way !!!

 Hooded Jacket

from Whimsy Couture pattern

and  Oliver The Owl :)

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Some time ago I bought pattern for hooded jacket

https://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/hooded-boysgirls-jacket-sewing-pattern

and I must say that its lovely!

really easy to follow pattern and tutorial

good price also and very useful

This one is my first but more will follow..:)

Sofia like it so much , and as she is big fun of animals

she love Oliver the Owl :)

I’ve got this applique from craftsy class

http://www.craftsy.com/class/fun-with-fusible-appliqu/1161?_ct=lytue-fbqouh-xecuheec

My favorite heartily recommend !

I was afraid of applique for such a long time but as I

got this class for my birthday

( Thank you craftsy!!)

 

I finally learn it and I will use it a lot!!

I used interfacing on the back of my owl

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I am very proud and I really like it !!

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Please dont be afraid if you like it try it !!!

I would never think that I can make such a sweet

garment but this pattern and applique class was

amazing!!!

and I know that I am getting better and better

with every project <3

I would love to see your comment so drop a line :)

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I’ve been invite to be – pattern tester ( thank you Irene :))

from http://sergerpepper.com/

and I just test basic leggings pattern

http://sergerpepper.com/2014/03/basic-leggings-pdf-pattern.html

I made one set of pajama for Sofia

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and one fleece – outdoor- play set

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I must sad that this pattern is very well made (as always:) )

and really simple to follow

definitely will make some more !!

Thank you Irene to invite me!!

xxx

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Leona Bolero Top Dress  – Popolok Design

 

So I just found this sweet sweet pattern !!!!!

 

https://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/leona-bolero-top–dress—size-1-to-8-girls

 

And I am soooo in love!!!

my first try look like this

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and it toke just a little of fabric and time:):)

but I am just running to make trousers to go with it

( its bit cold so Sofia will wear it with pink long sleeve top under it:)

and tomorrow I will play with purple/pink taffeta – embroidered in gold leafs…

Sofia will look stunning!!!!

and white taffeta dress for my  God Daughter

so I will post much more items from this pattern!!!

This pattern have so many options!!!

I definitely recommend it !!!!

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Minnie Mouse outfit

refashion in 40 minutes !!!

Hello:):)

So today was Halloween… and Sofia was sick…bad cough and running little nose…

I decide that we just cant go any where…

but in the afternoon I start to feel so so sorry for her…

as every 4 years old – she is a big fan of this day ):)

so I called my hubby and I ask him to bring big bag of sweets

we told her that our neighbors was so sorry that she is sick that they  give sweets to daddy:):)she definitely bought it!!!

and in the meantime I toke old white t-shirt and bit of red pure cotton in lovely dots…

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as a devoted fan she had Minnie Mouse ears for some time now ( I love pound shops:):)

To make top

just cut out white sleeves and add red ones from any pattern in right size

( I extend them about 1 inch on each side to get puffs on the top of them:))

I didnt like look of white band so I cut that also and FOE ( fold over elastic)

done the job:)

red bow and  ta da … DONE

To make a skirt

Sofia is 4 and to fit her I used strip of red cotton 45 inches long and 12 inches wide

its short skirt but you can add under skirt if you like:)

any way…I really like  this fullness , its really sweet!!!

I also used 1 inch wide elastic and in 40 minutes my sweetheart was happy and smilling again:):)

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We had lovely day and Sofia give away many sweets :):)

even postman get some:):)

 

Minnie Mouse outfit

refashion in 40 minutes !!!

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Hello:):)

So today was Halloween… and Sofia was sick…bad cough and running little nose…

I decide that we just cant go any where…

but in the afternoon I start to feel so so sorry for her…

as every 4 years old – she is a big fan of this day ):)

so I called my hubby and I ask him to bring big bag of sweets

we told her that our neighbors was so sorry that she is sick that they  give sweets to daddy:):)she definitely bought it!!!

and in the meantime I toke old white t-shirt and bit of red pure cotton in lovely dots…

20131031_151534

 

 

as a devoted fan she had Minnie Mouse ears for some time now ( I love pound shops:):)

To make top

just cut out white sleeves and add red ones from any pattern in right size

( I extend them about 1 inch on each side to get puffs on the top of them:))

I didnt like look of white band so I cut that also and FOE ( fold over elastic)

done the job:)

red bow and  ta da … DONE

To make a skirt

Sofia is 4 and to fit her I used strip of red cotton 45 inches long and 12 inches wide

its short skirt but you can add under skirt if you like:)

any way…I really like  this fullness , its really sweet!!!

I also used 1 inch wide elastic and in 40 minutes my sweetheart was happy and smilling again:):)

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We had lovely day and Sofia give away many sweets :):)

even postman get some:):)

If you like my little project please leave  comment:):)

Summary
Reviewer
Evie
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Minnie Mouse outfit
Author Rating
5

7 comments

  1. What an adorable outfit!!! I love how you’ve swapped the white sleeves… clever thinking.

  2. Wow, so much talent and cuteness in the same room! Brava! Thank you for linking up with us at the #WWDParty and sharing your creations. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I really like the doll. It’s turned out so cute. And thanks for the video.

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