Mei has arrived! so she isn’t nekkid, I came up with an ingenious idea to make her a “sweat set” from a child size sock. Mei is a 42cm (16.6 inches) tall Asian Ball Jointed Doll made by Resinsoul. I was totally not expecting her this soon, but I am super stoked!
I was at the dollar store and picked up a three pack of child socks (size 4-6), thinking the nice stretchy material could make all kinds of things!
The far left is the toe, the far right is the ankle opening and the heel. I should have left a little more material on the heel. Not sure what to do with the toe bit, but the middle became a tube top, and the ankle/heel become a pair of shorts. Below I am knotting up the “crotch” by hand.
Here she is, in her new sweat set!
By the way, does she look like a Mei? Should I name her something else?
Knocked Up Fabulous is an amazing blog with all kinds of fashion and DIY goodies. Recently she posted about renting maternity clothes!
Go read the post here: http://knockedupfabulous.com/2012/07/22/fashion-forward-maternity/
Today’s tutorial is one that has confused me for a very long time. It comes from Ashley at www.makeit-loveit.com.
You can find the whole post here –> http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/11/sewing-tip-shirringsmocking-with-elastic-thread.html
Ashley talks about getting your hands on some elastic thread
(which you may just want to get from the craft section, NOT the sewing section.) Wind the elastic on your bobbin. Use a coordinating color on top. Make lots of pretty little straight lines (or not).
There are great pictures with the tutorial at makeit-loveit, you should go read the real thing. =)