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And the winner is...

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Dang this was a tough decision!  I decided to go with this style for the anniversary pattern. My ideal anniversary giveaway pattern was something (nearly) everyone will want to sew and something (nearly) everyone can sew with not a lot of frustration. I think of the finalists this fits that criteria best, being something that most people won't need to go buy special supplies for and the one that will involve the least amount of tricky hand and/or machine stitching. I can hear some of you through the screen going "but I wanted something complicated, that's what I need patterns...

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Anniversary Pattern Final 5

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I've been eagerly checking the votes every day!  Some entries had big early showings and some kind of steadily caught up.  BUT FINALLY WE ARE HERE: The Finalists! I don't know which one I'm going to pick.  I have to hit up the fabric store and do some testing because 3/5 patterns, I need to make sure the necessary supplies are readily available.  And by that I mean stretchy lace ruffle in small enough scale, silky sheers that will drape on dolls, and doll-scaling trim for said sheers.   That is why I gave myself to the end of the week...

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10th Anniversary Contest

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On April 18th 2013 I put my first pattern on Etsy (this one) because we all loved our Monster High dolls, but there were close to zero clothes options for them.   I was a hobby dolly doctor and customizer, so I figured it would be another fun thing for the few people who needed patterns the same way my repair tutorials and customizing tutorials had been.  10 years later this is my full time gig.  I wore out my drafting ruler.  My scissors are covered with scratches from being sharpened and re-sharpened.  I've replaced 2 brand-new sewing machines.  And I'm...

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G3 Monster High Ghouls sizing info

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I gave Draculaura and Cleo as 'new' body types their own reviews, but all the other new body types followed the Ever After High method of shortening/lenghtening the calves to make tall/short bodies so they are pretty much all the same for sewing purposes. First, let's compare the different generations and spinoff dolls: These pics are taken straight from the new PS size chart btw so you can download that if you want a local copy to refer to. The good news is overall the basic body shape has remained the same so the new dolls can (mostly) fit in...

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G3 Cleo review & sizing info

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I think I started off my last review with the disclaimer that Monster High has a special place in my heart so I have a certain amount of bias towards the original line.  Well, my favorite original line doll was Cleo.  I love her looks, I love her personality, I got more Cleo dolls than any other character.  So whatever high bar I have for Monster High, it's especially, ESPECIALLY HIGH for Cleo.  ...Cleo is also my favorite new G3 doll!  But I also have some serious issues with her body.   Ok, from left to right I've got a...

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