My friend, Erin Hentzel, just released her second book – Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls. You might remember that my daughter, Samantha, and I joined in on the tour for Erin’s first book, Sew in Style, almost two years ago, and I’m really excited to join in the fun again!This new release includes patterns and instructions for nine wardrobe basics for your favorite 18″ doll, along with loads of tips, tricks and suggestions that let you mix, match and embellish for unlimited clothing options. Erin shares that the pieces are “modern designs inspired by vintage looks”. I chose to sew the Modern Vintage Sundress with Rick Rack that is featured on the front cover. The full-size pattern from the e-book was simple to print from my home computer, and the instructions were very straight-forward. (I did have to go grab my 18″ doll to check the placement of the straps. Erin suggests having your doll on hand since 18″ dolls aren’t all exactly the same.)I love the vintage-y touch that the rick rack adds!These adorable fabrics are from Emily Herrick’s new collection, Up and Away. Erin includes some great suggestions in the book for choosing fabrics that are just right for 18″ dolls.
Is there an 18″ doll in your house in need of a new wardrobe? How about a free copy of Doll Days! to get you started? C&T Publishing is letting me give away an eBook copy to one of my lucky readers! Just leave a comment here to be entered. If you need a question to answer, I would love to know what you love most about sewing tiny things like doll clothes!
Giveaway ends June 29th, 2016 at 8:00 PM EST. Giveaway is open to U.S and international residents who are 18 years of age or older. One entry per person. Winner will be selected by Random.org. Winner will be announced using the winner’s public username on or before 12:00 PM EST on July 5th, 2016. Prize will be emailed to the winner who must be contactable via email. Email addresses will never be shared.
Be sure to follow along with the rest of the tour for inspiration, more chances to win and a few free tutorials. (The Sailor Collar “Extra” that Erin shared on the Dear Stella blog is so cute!)