A Sunday Reminder about “Autumn Leaves” for Patsy Tonner…

This is just a reminder (before I forget), that Patsy Tonner’s dress set, ends Sunday evening on Ebay. If you’d like to take a peek at it, you can see the listing by clicking the top picture at the right side bar, or click HERE.

Have a wonderful Sunday,

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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“Autumn Leaves” for Patsy Tonner, is alive and active on Ebay…

Once I got the dress that was supposed to be for one of the Effner Little Darling’s taken apart and sized down for Patsy, things just seemed to “Fall” into place. Everything went smoothly after that. Well, that is after I redid the embroidery work on the front… It previously looked like this…and I didn’t care of the gold circles. In person they really were too flashy.

So I took that all out and made it look like this…

I finished a slip for the set…

…followed by a pair of Thigh Highs in a sweet lacy knit…

I like her hat the best. This is the first time I’ve done a two-toned hat…and the colors were “spot on” if I do say so myself! I used some tiny dried flowers that Cindy had sent me in little basket and I cut out the wool felt leaves to embellish the hat.

I did make one little mess up on the hat. It doesn’t show and it won’t affect anything about the set, but I’ll tell you how I goofed. Normally I make my hats and take them off the hat mold as soon as I’m finished winding the braid round and round the hat. I then let them air dry. It was late last night…actually this “morning”…it was after 1:00 a.m. when I finished this hat and I decided I would just let it dry on the mold. Well, I guess the glue that was squished out between the rows of braid, had no where to go, so it just stuck to the inside of the hat. It’s all glossy now, and sort of speckled like.

The glue isn’t loose, and doesn’t flake off, but it’s stuck on and just looks shiny on the inside.

I have one small scrap of the fabric left and I may try to see if I can’t make a hat liner and glue it to the top of the hat…just up to the coral colored brim rows…

I was sort of sick when I peeled the hat off the mold and saw the glue residue left behind…Oh well, guess I won’t do that again…

Here are a few more pictures of the set…

The little Teddy Bear was something Patsy found in the Dolly Toy Box.

I listed it on Ebay and you can see it by clicking the picture at the top right side bar or you can click HERE.

If you just type in Patsy Tonner on Ebay, it won’t come up under her listings… (it’s an Ebay thing), but IF you just add the word “Dress” to your search, it will show up with all the other Patsy listings… (Patsy Tonner Dress)

I hope you like the final look of this dress set. It is VERY pretty in person!

I did something I don’t normally do. I put a Buy It Now price on the listing… that price just popped into my head and I decided to give it a try… :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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“Autumn Leaves” for Patsy Tonner is coming along…

Well, I managed to get the dress taken apart, corrected and put back together…You should see Patsy smiling NOW!

The sleeves were shortened and the cuff was made smaller and the skirt was definitely shortened. I added the lace and even did a little embellishment on the lace at the waist, but I’m not thrilled with it so I’m going to redo it. It looks a little too fancy with the gold seed beads for a “leaves” kind of dress. I think I want something more simple.

So here’s what it looks like now…with plenty still left to do to finish this set.

I don’t have it straight on Patsy’s shoulders so it looks a little bit crooked.

Patsy is wondering what else is going to come with this set… hmmmm…. I guess she’ll find out pretty soon… :o)

Well this was short and sweet…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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This was supposed to be an Effner, Little Darling dress …and Janie is upset!

I had this wonderful green with colorful Fall leaves print that I showed you a while back. I had gotten it down on one of our trips to Missouri and there was only a fat quarter of it… (18″ x 22″) My plan was to make a dress for Janie to model with her red bob wig and it was going to look adorable on her. I found the pattern I always use for my Little Darling bodices… cut out the dress very carefully, as I only had a limited amount of it… I lined the bodice, added the sleeves, made sure the cuff was the right circumference to go over her spread out fingers and around her upper arm…

…and then I tried it on Janie…

…but for some reason, it didn’t go on very easily… it wouldn’t even meet together in the back…

Oh, crumb… I checked and somehow I mistakenly picked up the wrong bodice pattern piece. I used the one for 10″ Patsy Tonner. But now the sleeve cuffs are too big around on Patsy, so you know what I’ll be doing tomorrow… ripping out! UGh! I can salvage it, and it will look cute on Patsy, but it shouldn’t have been this way.

Janie is all upset, because she wanted the dress, and I have no more of the fabric… she said, “Yea, but what about my red wig? This fabric was supposed to be mine!” I told her we’d find something else to go with her red wig…

So here is a look at what I’ll transform this dress into for Patsy.

I plan to make her a little straw hat using both of these braids…

Well, it’s late and I better get to bed so I can get started ripping out these sleeve cuffs in the morning light…

Janie is pouting and Patsy is singing… such is the life of a dolly seamstress!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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