This Spring We’re Blooming in COLOR!
I don’t know why I never considered adding color to my illustrations before, but for whatever reason I was inspired to do it while working on our second prairie dress pattern, “Town Girl”. The problem I was facing with this pattern was that I needed to use three different shades of gray to distinguish between the main fabric, the contrast fabric, and the lining. In order to make the shades distinguishable from one another I had to make one of them very dark -which not only made it difficult to see some important lines in the drawings, but also ate up a lot of ink. Initially, I was concerned because I know printing in color can be expensive. However, by carefully choosing the tones and shades of the colors, this color pattern can still be printed in black and white with plenty of shade variation to distinguish between different fabrics. All you need to do is set your print option to grayscale before you print! So, what do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts on color to be entered to win a copy of “Town Girl” when it is released. The drawing will be held the day it is released, so be sure to get your comments in soon!
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter was born on December 5, 1886. Laura named her Rose after her favorite wildflower that carpeted the prairie in reds and pinks every June. Laura later wrote, ” A Rose in December is much rarer than a rose in June.” I always loved that sentiment she shared, so it seemed only right that one of the dresses from my prairie series should be called Prairie Rose. This pattern is the first of three slated to be released this spring. Currently, they are only available in 18-inch doll sizes, but the 16-inch A Girl for All Time sizes should be available later this summer.
Look What’s coming soon!!
A full-size Prairie Rose Bonnet.
A New Pattern from Keepers Dolly Duds!
This Side Tie Collar Dress looks too detailed to be easy, but it is! The 1950s-styled dress has such a classic appeal that it works just as well as a modern design. This is a great pattern as the subtle details have a satisfying style without being overwhelming to create. Available now on Etsy! I have a pretty little prototype here looking for a home… leave a comment below telling Eve what your favorite Keepers pattern is and you will be entered in a random drawing for it.
Congratulations to Sheryl….
… winner of the Ancient Greek Chiton and Himation set!
Want another chance to win one of these sets? Check out our new tutorial on Pixie Faire and answer the question in the comments section to be entered to win. I will be giving away one set for an 18-inch doll and one set for an A Girl for All Time doll!