Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Weekend Sweater

Everyone needs a comfy, casual, rustic sweater for the weekends, and Delilah is no exception.

She wanted something neutral in colour that would go with anything, and work perfectly with her favourite jeans.

It's a wardrobe staple that works whether she is out and about, actively exploring. . .

. . . . or just lounging around the backyard relaxing.

It only took one day to knit this up for her from a cone of mystery yarn I had laying around. I generated the pattern using Sweater Wizard software. It fits her quite well but I wish I had made the V-neck a little lower so that it would fit over her head a little easier.

BIG boots!

Delilah ordered some new boots. They' a lot bigger than the ones she arrived with!

Wowsers! Those really ARE big Delilah!

That's what I would call a "sturdy foundation".

Looks like she's decided to keep them.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Sewing

I spent much of today sewing a little pair of pants from an Adam-Harris pattern. They turned out quite cute, though a bit big for Delilah......which is fine because they are actually for a Narae doll which should be arriving some time this summer.

In this picture none of the amazing little details show up well. I found a lightweight suiting material with a very tiny houndstooth check. It makes for a great 1/4 scale fabric. The pants have real pockets, front pleats, and tiny little belt loops. I'll probably make a black pair as well sometime in the future.

The white, long sleeved shirt Delilah is wearing with the pants is neither the right style nor the right colour, but it's all I have at the moment. I have a quilters' fat quarter in a beige print to sew up a better blouse tomorrow.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Personality Shift

With the arrival of a new wig and leggings Delilah has been showing a bit more of her wild side lately.

She's really wishing she had a pair of heavy boots.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Different Model

Here's the handspun 1/4 scale sweater set on my daughter's doll, a 43cm Asleep Eidolon Coral she has named "Anna".

Handspun Beret

And a beret to top it off.

Knit from the same handspun laceweight yarn as the cardigan using DollsWest Designs' free MSD hat pattern.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

February Lady DOLL Sweater

At long last the doll sized February Lady Sweater is done. I enjoyed working on it but I'm also glad to have it off the needles and modelled on the recipient.

It was every bit as much work as making a full sized lady's sweater because stitch for stitch it follows a full sized pattern. It's tiny because I used laceweight handspun yarn and size 1.25mm needles (0000 - 4/0 US) instead of the worsted weight yarn and the much larger 5mm needles recommended.

The resulting sweater is 1/4 scale and fits this vinyl doll, Delilah Noir, and should also fit slim MSD dolls like the Narae I have on order.

Click twice on any of the photos to enlarge a bit for more detail. Once to bring the photo up, and then a second time to enlarge.

I spun the laceweight yarn starting with very soft hand dyed merino and silk roving by Fleece Artist.