Some people have wondered… do I really make the inside of my doll clothes as neat as the outside like I say I do in my description? Well I thought since I had Isabelle’s dress on Ebay right now it was a good opportunity to show the inside of it… and you can see for yourself. Now you couldn’t necessarily wear it turned wrong side out, but I’ll show you what I mean by neat!
This is the outside… Pretty cute on Isabelle isn’t it? She’s going to have a fit when I take this one off of her!
(If you click on the pictures they enlarge.)
I had a doll customer tell me a few years ago that when she receives a doll outfit, the first thing she does is smell it and the second thing is to lift up the skirt and see if there are loose threads hanging anywhere. That always stuck with me and I’m an eagle eye when it comes to threads on the insides. They are always snipped when found.
Everything that can be stitched down flat is! My iron is on the entire time I’m making something and I iron as I go… every seam, every time something gets added on…it gets pressed flat! (Oh by the way, I am LOVING my new Shark iron!)
Corners are squared up, hems are done by hand most of the time and snaps are neatly sewn on.
When it’s all stitched down, it makes for much less bulk inside. I don’t like bulky tiny dresses…
Everything should lay flat and be smooth.
Okay, so do you think I meant what I said? Hope so…. Here’s a shot of inside and outside again…
See you tomorrow,