Okay, so much for the cool weather, it's heating up to hellish 110 degrees this coming weekend. Fortunately, we are old hands at this now and have shady spots mapped out.
I decided to start with a small easily managed project first. My Faux Momoko, Hikari, a Volks 1/6 doll, and the First Dolly Coordinate Pattern book which has patterns that fit the general size of the Momoko/Jenny Takara/ Unoa Quluts Light, and various odd ball 1/6 27 cm fashion dolls. I had to down size the Momoko top pattern for the Volks, so far.
This is a wonderful book for small doll sewing, lots of visuals so you don't need to know Japanese to get the full benefit of the patterns.
I am using this jacket set, along with a blouse from another Momoko book and the shorts pattern lengthened for a pair of capris pants (because I only have enough fabric for capris, LOL *head desk*.) The first top came out a bit awkward, with very large armholes. My plan is a jacket, summer top, summer dress, and the capris. And I think I might have to buy a pair of white tights for her. Not sure if I have some and forgot about them or just did not buy them, or if Volks was out of them (which they usually are). Worse case, I can buy some sheer stuff and make some. But yeah, we will see how this goes. The entire outfit has to be hand sewn, until I get my converter back from the guy who is fixing it after his vacation.
The hot weather seems to be over. I just hope we don't get another hellish heat wave in October. I was not able to get anything done on the project except make some notes on alterations. The blouse pattern from the Dolly-Dolly Momoko book was a bit too big, but all the other patterns for Momoko do good, if short job of covering the Volks 1/6 doll. The only issue seems to be length, despite both dolls being 27 cm. But there you go, dolls mimic humans after all. I'm considering tall by height, but have to wear store bought petite clothing and alter my patterns for petite. And a lot of the dolls in the 1/6 line have shall we say, muscular posteriors? And I find myself making the same alteration for Volks 1/6 as I had to make for Idealean big boys with their thighs bigger around than their hips. So, no sewing done to show, but quite a lot of minor alterations.