I went here, to the fabric shop in my little town…
Because I needed to make these…
For this beautiful iron doll bed…
It’s so incredibly well made, all by hand, welded solid and sturdy (1/6th is playscale, Barbie and Blythe size). You can buy miniature sheets and mattresses online, but at $30 a set that could easily get out of budget quickly! Making them myself, allows me to be super picky about the finishing & quality, I can design them exactly how I want, in whatever fabric I wish. (Cripes I may need a dolly linen closet, I swear I’m not weird!)
Give me a few days and after drafting patterns over and over, sample making, fabric shopping and working out all the kinks for a perfect fit, I arrived at wonderful! I am so pleased with how they came out, and a little shocked at the perfectness of them! Fluffy pillows, crocheted afghans, vintage hankie coverlets and wooly plaid blankets for the sweetest dreams.
Then I made this, nothing better than gorgeous stitchery in fatty aran weight wool, thick like pancakes ♥
Pattern: Cabernet Hat – aran by Monika Sirna.
Making that lead to making these…
I scaled the Cabernet Hat pattern down (because I love a challenge) then used tiny wool and tiny needles.
The dress is a modified (made just a smidge larger and longer) garter edge version of the Lati Yellow Dress by Shelley Selwood.
eek it’s so cute, I am completely in love with tiny things!!
7 thoughts on “Life at 1/6th”
Your work is outstanding! The bed and your linens are just too stinking cute for words! And then you make a lovely hat…and then you miniaturize it so beautifully! You inspire me!
You’re so sweet! I love the bity bed too too much, I want to shrink down and crawl in..so much cooler than my actual bed :/
Love it all!
Eeeeek! A teensy, tiny afghan for the teensy bed! Soooooo adorbs!
So, so adorable. I love your Blythe linens. It is truly an art to make the tiny things.
I’d just made bedding for my girls, and I had a few struggles at the sewing machine that gave me a new appreciation for all things made in miniature.
ugh tell me about it, living large and sewing tiny is really quite hard! I am still struggling with sewing perfect little dolly couture ..there has to be some trick that I am missing!!
……I’m so thrilled with my gorgeous tiny bedding that you made Amanda!!! ♥ You went WaY beyond my imagination. Your sewing skills are second to none, truly AWESOME! The tiny detail and thought that went into each piece humbles me. I can’t say Thank You enough, you crazy sweet wonderful woman!!!! The stunning knit dress and hat was a cherry on top of the best dolly sweets EVER ♥ xoxoxo