Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nancy Zieman's 30-Minute Doll Clothes

 I am so excited to be part of Nancy Zieman's 

30-Minute Doll Clothes blog tour. 


I decided to make the Birthday Party Trio on page 2.

The first thing you will want to do is choose your fabrics and trims. I love the contrast of color. I chose pink and green. Riley Blake Designs has these wonderful chevrons, ombre solids and ombre dots. They also have beautiful bright colors in ribbons to match all their basics.

Instead of the bow on the side of the skirt I made a rose out of a 2 1/2" strip of the ombre solid. I cut the strip 2 1/2" x 22".
Press wrong sides together along the long edge of the strip. Round the corners by trimming off the square edge. This will take away the excess bulk on the corners. Using a double threaded needle, do a running stitch about 1/4" from the raw edges.  

Once you have finished your running stitch, start to roll the strip inwards to create your rose. 

Sew some stitches back and forth across the back to keep the rose in the desired shape.
 You can either pin or stitch the rose in place.

I love the ombre effect of the color going from light to dark on the rose.

At the side of the skirt I took the top layer and did a running stitch to gather the side. Then I stitched the rose in place. 

The Birthday Party Trio was so quick and simple.

You will love how easy and quick each of the doll dresses are in this wonderful 30 minute doll clothes book by Nancy Zeiman with Joan Hinds.

Below is some important information you will want to check out.

Happy Sewing!


Blog Tour Details

All blog tour hosts will use the patterns from the 30-Minute Doll Clothes book and add their own personal flair. On every tour date below, be sure to visit each of the blog postings to see creative doll fashion creations.

July 10     Nancy Zieman             nancyzieman.com/blog
July 11     Jina Barney                    jinabarneydesignz.blogspot.com
July 12     Eileen Roche                 dzgns.com/blog
July 13     Heather Valentine     thesewingloftblog.com
July 14     Shari Butler                  doohikeydesignstudio.com/blog
July 16     Lori Holt                         beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com
July 17     Amy Barickman          indygojunction.com/blog
July 18     The Long Ladies         mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com
July 19     Ingrid Pinto                   freddiesfriendsblog.blogspot.com
July 20     Page Hill                          rileyblakedesigns.com/blog
July 21      Joan Hinds & Nancy Zieman          nancyzieman.com/blog

30-Minute Blog Tour Prizes!

Fun Prizes will be awarded to random readers at the close of the blog tour. To be eligible for the following prizes, post a comment at the bottom of Nancy’s July 10 blog tour posting. Share with us your memories of making doll clothes or what types of doll clothes patterns you'd like to see in the future. Winners will be posted on Tuesday, July 24th.

Nancy Zieman's Doll Clothes Blog Tour Prizes.

I am extending a big thank you to Nancy’s Notions for sponsoring the 30-Minute Doll Clothes Blog Tour!

Watch 30-Minute Doll Clothes TV Show

You can watch the 30-Minute Doll Clothes Sewing With Nancy TV show online. Watch at your convenience! Or view my shows on your iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone. Remember to downloaded the app.

Bye for now,
Nancy Zieman The Blog