Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Learn How to Make Doll Clothes with Rosie!

This has been a life changing experience for Amy! 
Rosie's How to Sew Doll Clothes is the absolute best enrichment product we have ever used. 

I felt like a friend had come to my house to personally teach my daughter to sew.  Amy and I sat together each day and watched some of Miss Rosie's sewing videos.  The course is designed to take six weeks.  We took a bit longer because Amy wanted to start sewing even before we'd finished all the videos in the course. ~smile~  We used the on-line videos and the free patterns and instructions that Rosie included with her How to Sew Doll Clothes Course.

- Friendly patient format
- Detailed explanations
- You can replay the videos over and over until you understand the techniques.
- Showed my daughter how to use a tools I either hadn't used or hadn't thought to teach her to use.
- Easy to understand. My eleven year-old started using what she learned the first week.
- I have been sewing for over thirty years. I learned new things! Do not do the math if you're my friend!
-This is a super clear step-by-step system of videos that you can watch over and over with lifetime access!
- DVDs are available if you prefer to have a permanent copy of the videos.

-You get over 130 step-by-step instructional videos, free patterns, and access to the videos for a full 12 months.
My thoughts:
When it came time to make the first garment, sport shorts, Rosie had a video for every single step in the sewing process.  There was no guesswork at all.  I am absolutely certain that someone with no sewing experience, except maybe plugging in the machine and threading it, can use Rosie's How to Sew Doll Clothes with success.  Videos were available, along with written instructions, for every pattern which was included. 

I want you to know that both Amy and I have contacted Rosie with questions.  She has been prompt in her responses and so very friendly.  Amy and I feel like we have a friend, as well as a teacher, in Miss Rosie.  I have a feeling we'll be talking about Miss Rosie for a long time with fond remembrances.  I know we'll be using the things we've learned.

If you are a momma or grandma or auntie looking for a gift that will last a lifetime, this is it.  The skills that your little girl, or not so little girl, or you learn will transfer into clothing, accessory and decorative sewing.  I've learned new things even after sewing for most of my life. 

My eldest daughter, Emily, is fifteen.  She isn't interested in doll clothes, but I am going to have her go through the program anyway.  I believe she will learn skills that will be invaluable to her as she enters life as a wife and mother someday.

The best benefit for me has been personal.  Sewing doll clothes with Rosie's videos and patterns has brought a whole new dimension to my relationship with my daughter, Amy.  There's a shared passion now that we didn't have before.  I'm excited about the fun we are going to have sewing together. 

This is the crop top.  I lengthened the pattern one inch because Amy's dolls aren't allowed to wear anything she cannot wear.  We found it a bit short for us, but it was easy to adjust.Amy's favorite pattern to make was the sport shorts. She made several pairs.

This is the short version of the sarong skirt.  There's also a halter top that can be paired with it to make a swim suit.  The long version of the sarong would make a nice dressy skirt.

Amy's been sewing nearly every day. 

With the confidence Amy gained, she went on to make more garments with scraps we had around and altered some thrift store finds, too.

Without Rosie's program, Amy might not have learned of her love of sewing for quite some time.


Rosie's Blog offers some terrific tips and techniques for making doll clothes.
View Rosie's #1 Secret on How to Make Doll Clothes the easy way and Save a Fortune!!
A Simple Way to Make a Pair of Doll Socks for Your Doll from a Ladies Sock

*"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  1. I love making doll clothes! It's a great scrapbuster! I used to sew with my grandma.
    My daughter is starting to sew a little. I have a very inexpensive singer that works just great. Eventually, I'll get a new one and give this one to Bella :)

  2. Hi Amy,

    My Amy is eleven. She's sewing on the machine that I bought with my graduation gift money. I couldn't imagine going off to college without a sewing machine! I should have just stayed home, married my high school sweetheart and been a homemaker. That's what I ended up doing in the long run anyway!

    I hope your little girl enjoys Rosie's videos as much as we have. We've learned so much!

    Thanks so much for taking time to "talk back".


  3. Looks like a great way to make doll clothes! Thanks for sharing this at TTF!

  4. Hi Linda,

    Yes, I even learned from Rosie's course.



  5. Those are so cute. That is so awesome. I can't sew clothes to save me. I have even tried doll clothes. But sounds like she is a great teacher! So happy to find your post at the homemaking hop!


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