I've always admired people who sew such gorgeous clothing for American Girl dolls. This year I really wanted to learn how to sew something for my dolls, and learn how to use my sewing machine that I got with Christmas money two years ago. So, I was very excited when I was contacted by Rosie of RosiesDollPatterns.com to do a review!
Rosie's product is a six-week step-by-step video course on how to sew clothes for your 18 inch doll. Each week you learn new sewing terms and fun tips on how to make adorable basic clothing for your dolls' wardrobe. From how to sew straight lines to how to choose fabric, Rosie shares her secrets to sewing doll clothes patterns the easy way! The videos are live-stream directly on her website, so once you purchase you don't have to download anything. You are given a username and password that gives you access to your own account.
With her six-week video course, you get 8 free patterns too! And, even when your video access expires after a year, you still get to keep these patterns to use over and over again.
After watching several of Rosie's videos, I was ready to tackle my first project--Sport Shorts! I printed off the pattern from Rosie's website, and was ready to get started! I'm a beginner but as I started to sew I learned a lot of things!
One was that needles can break! I had no idea, and right after I sewed my first stitch the needletip on my machine completely broke. I was upset that happened because I wasn't sure how to fix it. But, the day after, we had a party with family, and my cousin came to the rescue! Wouldn't you know...she works and helps out at a sewing place!
As we worked, we continued to look at the printed out instructions and my laptop to watch Rosie's step-by-step videos on how to make the shorts.
The pattern videos are so helpful and show you exactly what to do! Rosie guides you through the whole process.
I couldn't believe I was actually sewing! It was an amazing feeling. My cousin had to leave before I finished putting in the elastic on the shorts, but the next day I did it all by myself. I finished my first ever doll sewing project!!!
Here's Mia showing off her brand-new shorts that I sewed! Don't they look great?!
I'm so happy that I was able to make something special for my dolls!
I recommend Rosie's Doll Patterns and Videos 100%. Be sure to go check out her website to learn more: