Archive for the ‘Blythe’ Category

* mini-Blythe mini-dress

Posted on December 27th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I finally broke down and got a mini-Blythe from somebody on the Blythe lj community. I named her Penelope (Penny for short) and she’s a Kozy Cape. Her stock outfit included some funny earmuffs glued to her head, but luckily they came off cleanly. The minidress is from orriettacat’s collection, and I think I printed it out too small.


Look, she matches her big sister!


* back to school dress swap

Posted on September 16th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I did a Blythe dress swap, and got this great crafting outfit for Margeaux. Thanks rem! Here she is studying up on her knitting.



* Blythe + Hello Kitty

Posted on June 28th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I made Blythe a Hello Kitty t-shirt for the doll clothes-along. The pattern is XOXO, Blythe’s boatneck tee with the arms cut off and a Hello Kitty sticker on the front. Such a great simple pattern. The skirt is from the megaload of doll clothes my sister found for me, probably Barbie.


Did I mention that I have a Hello Kitty t-shhirt that looks almost the same? :)


* Circle skirt for Blythe

Posted on May 28th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I’ve been neglecting poor Margeaux lately, so when Wendy suggested a doll clothes-along, I thought it would be good motivation to make some new outfits. This circle skirt was super easy. I might have to make myself one now that I know how easy they are. This is my own “pattern,” but there’s a real pattern by orriettacat if you’d prefer. The binding is vintage and really lovely to work with. It’s some sort of synthetic instead of cotton, so it hugs the curve a little better I think. The top is from her Christmas dress I made a while back, which is also serving as a nice underskirt.



* Blythe blouse

Posted on February 25th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I made a new blouse for Margeaux at craft night this week. I got the pattern from tweebot, who was nice enough to send it to me after I remarked on her cutie Bettina. The wonderful flowery fabric is from Abby (my end of the swap going out soon, Abby, I promise!), with the pleats and cuffs from yet more of the Most Useful Ikea Sheets Ever. The jeans are Bratz, I think, and the awesome orange boots that you only get a peek of are Barbie, both from my sister. (Did you know she has her very own thrift store?) Tip for anybody trying to put Barbie boots on Blythe: slit them down the back and they go on fine.



* Blythe Christmas dress

Posted on December 14th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

Advent day 13: Blythe

Margeaux needed a Christmas dress. This is from Puchimadam‘s lined party dress pattern. I added a collar, rickrack trim, bead buttons, and pompom trim. I’m super happy with the collar. Now all I have to do is figure out sleeves….



* Aloha dress

Posted on August 29th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I made Blythe a new dress from another of the fabric scraps. The pattern is Aloha Spirit Redux by xoxo, Blythe. Did I mention that I finally gave her a real name? It’s Margaux. I’ve always liked the name Margot and variations, since reading a Wrinkle in Time (though looking it up now, Meg was the main character. Hmmm, maybe Margot is her full name? Wonder where I got this.) Anyway, I was reminded of it, plus liked the alt spelling, by this chick on Crafters Coast to Coast.

Back to the dress, I modified the pattern a bit. First, I lined the bodice so I didn’t have to hem the fiddly bits. If you look at Puchimadam’s patterns you get the idea. Also, instead of 3 panels for the skirt, I combined them into 1 big panel. I also seamed most of the way up the back of the skirt because I didn’t have any velcro and wanted it to snap at the top instead. Only problem is that the bodice doesn’t seem to close in back. Not sure what I did wrong. It also doesn’t seem to be quite as long as the dress in the picture. Maybe I printed it out wrong. Oh well.



* striped dress for Blythe

Posted on August 12th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

I made this for Blythe last night when some friends came over for craft night (real live ones! as opposed to my imaginary computer friends). It’s from the lined party dress pattern by Puchimadam. The belt is a piece of binding with a snap sewed on the back. It needs a buckle of some sort, but I haven’t scrounged one up yet. I think handsewing the gathers helped avoid the maternity look I got last time.



* Blythe apron

Posted on June 29th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe.

My weak contribution to Tie One On. I don’t know why I thought the gingham was Home-on-the-Range-y, but now that I sewed it all up, it looks more diner-y. Oh well. Hopefully the “range” photo staging helps make up for it.

The apron and matching scarf are a freehanded pattern with bias trim and ties. I found the apparently handmade top in with a bunch of old doll clothes the last time I was home. The skirt I made from a piece of lace off an old slip.



* failed Blythe stocking

Posted on June 24th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Blythe, Experiments.

I tried to make Blythe a fishnet stocking with my fun knitting spool. I used sewing thread with an 8-poster in the hopes of making a tube big enough to fit over Blythe’s legs. You can see the result of this experiment below. Main problem, the tube was not wide enough. I dropped a stitch in the back to make it go on this far. Also, the thread tube is really hard to handle. It’s easy to snag and pull out of shape. Also, Blythe’s legs are made out of this kind of sticky plastic, so it required some pulling to get them on, further aggravating the snagging problem. Anyway, I think I will abandon this line of work and make Blythe stockings out of fabric instead.




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