My Etsy shop, atelierniSHASHA, started out in September 2011 selling one of the first, original bestsellers - the Sassy Romper. While I was planning my first set of items to list in the store, I was looking at my beautiful fabrics and asked myself, what if we give our fashion dolls some off-duty looks for a change? Clothes that are fun to wear but still keeping that stylish girl vibe? And I thought my printed cotton fabrics just might be the answer to this question!
I then designed a simple but fun romper, made of relaxing cotton fabrics with fun floral and fruity prints to bring out the quirky side of our fashion dolls. And the rest is history.
|My Momoko Dolls, Aya and Shiori modeling the Sassy Rompers|
And now, I wanted to share this humble story of my tiny shop and the magical journey since the first day I started sewing the 1:6 way. In the next few days, I will be posting a tutorial on how to make your own Sassy Romper. This is my way of reminiscing the beautiful experiences of creating such adorable pieces that I myself wanted to keep :)
I hope you will like this tutorial and if you are excited to make one for your own dolls, you may start with the recommended materials I will list for you below.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Fabric - preferably cotton, half a yard can already make a bunch
Thread - that matches your fabric
Needle or Sewing machine
Elastic band or thin ribbon for tying romper to a snug fit
Measuring tape, scissors, pen and paper