Showing posts from June, 2022

Getting started with the sewing machine

This post was first published on . If you see it published somewhere else, it's because it has been plagiarized from my blog without my consent. Please, don't support pages that do this, and support the original creators instead. You can also help creators by reporting said pages if you have the chance to do so.  Well, this wasn't exactly the post I had planned to do next, but since I want to use my blog as a "sewing progress diary", I'm going for it. As some of you might know at this point, I've been learning how to sew. Everything I have made until now, I have hand stitched. I've gotten better at it, but it does take a lot of time to hand stitch. So, the next step for me was to learn how to use a sewing machine. And here we are. I got this sewing machine as a gift from Mr. Monster on Christmas, and, until now, I haven't even used it. It's a pretty basic model, meant for beginners who just want to do some simple p

Workshop with Shasha: Creating swimwear for curvy Barbie

For a while now I've been teasing a sewing project that I've been working on with Shasha from Atelier Ni Shasha . Well, that project is finally completely finished, and I'm so excited to share the final result with you. I have been showing separate pieces here and there, so it's not like a huge secret, but now I finally can show the full outfit. It took me a bit longer than expected to finish this, but since it's June already, I think that it's perfect timing.  For some context, back in September 2021 Shasha organized a giveaway to celebrate her 10th shop anniversary. The prize was a coaching session in which you could sew an outfit for a doll of your choice. The design was up to us, but we had to more or less describe what we wanted in order to enter the giveaway. And, as you might have guessed, I was one of the people who won.  I was hesitant to enter, because I had  0 sewing experience. So I was concerned I wouldn't be able to come up with something simp