My daughters dollshouse has some little people who have no change of clothes… dressmaking at 1/12th scale is good fun, the models don’t mind if you accidentally stab them with a pin or sewing needle and …best of all…you can use felt.
These people aren’t planning on getting wet, their clothes won’t shrink in the wash… (because they won’t get washed!)
Well, the handyman required new clothes…you see after he married the maid and started working at the Littleton’s home he needed some work clothes… his wedding outfit was a tad too snazzy to work in….
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So here’s what I did…
This is our handyman in his wedding finery:-
Once he started working he realised he needed some work clothes, I decided that he could have a brown felt short jacket and a white apron.
I measured him and then cut a basic jacket shape on a fold…
The joy of using felt is that it doesn’t fray so you don’t need to hem all the edges, just cut the shape and sew together..
I was lucky and found I had some sewing thread that was the same colour. I sewed the side seams and sleeves. I decided he could have turned up cuffs to add interest. I put my finger through the sleeve and stitched it around in a simple running stitch.
Then I got him to try the jacket on, and once it was on I stitched a couple of buttons to the front and a pocket flap and it was done.
I wrapped a bit of white felt around his neck and sewed it to a little piece on his chest.. and cuffs similarly, he’s not planning on taking his jacket off so no-one will know his shirt isn’t real!
Now for his apron..
He’s ready for work….
and this is how he looks on Instagram:-
Thanks for reading,