A Mini Tinny - and the Giveaway's still open!

By Victoria As-it-Seams - 14:52

IF every girl needs a "I'm a princess" dress, then, so does Dolly!
So, in what might have been a moment of sewing madness, I created a mini-Tinny!

The mini Tinny is, of course, based on Straightgrain's versatile vintage dress pattern - See below for chance to win one!


And Dolly had to have a circular skirt!
So I found the biggest circle in my kitchen cupboard - a tin tray and drew round it for the skirt.
The mini-Tinny's bodice is a simple square, with a crossover back - and is fully lined!
I wasn't quite crazy enough to make a peterpan collar for Dolly! Broiderie anglaise inserted in the seams was more than enough!
And another  embroidery thread button loop (really must get round to doing a tutorial on making these loops).

My mum used to make all my clothes - and then my grandma would make something for my dolls with the scraps of fabric. I have a very faded doll's skirt, which my grandma made from one of my old nightdresses - a teeny scrap of fabric which connects me to the seamstresses of my past!
So I'm planning to do the same!

Now I still have a Tinny pattern to giveaway - for full size girls!
An's Tinny dress pattern, size 1 to 6,  is available to buy here. But she's also kindly letting me give  one away , to be emailed  directly to one  winner as a pdf file.
To win simply;
  •  follow my as-it-seams blog on blogger, bloglovin or by email. 
  • Or 'like' and 'share' the as-it-seams facebook page.
  • Then leave a comment on this post, or the I'm a Princess post to let me know you're a follower, or if you prefer, email me or put a message on my facebook page to let me know you'd like to be in the draw!
  • thanks!
If you're already a follower, you can enter too, simply comment below, or on facebook, too! 

Winner will be picked at random on Saturday July 13.
STOP PRESS - I'm extending deadline to the end of Wednesday July 17, midnight BST, to allow last minute visitors a chance to enter!

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  1. I'm a new follower to this blog & to you on facebook, looks like you're having a lot of fun sewing. I tend to dream about the newest thing to make for my grandchildren. Sewing & creating are just so much fun.

    1. Thanks joy ! I'm always dreaming of the next project too, so (sew?!?) many ideas so little time! Sounds like you have lucky grandchildren!

  2. Just found you through StraightGrain! I love the vintage feel of this pattern and of course the many options to create a one of a kind look. I'm following via bloglovin and fb. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and best of luck with your blog. (I'm new to blogging too!)

    1. Thanks Kim , it's great to have your encouragement!

  3. That is just so cute. ;-)

  4. I bet your daughter just loves her doll having the same dress as she does. Both dresses look fabulous in that gorgeous fabric. Don't count me in the giveaway, as I already have the pattern... haven't made it up yet.

    1. I've featured your Mini Tinny today...

  5. Following on bloglovin and fb :) Love your version of cute lil dress, I need some more girls patterns!

  6. Liked and shared on FB :) Whoo-hoo :) Thank you for such lovely opportunity :)

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  9. Okay - I broke out in hives thinking about a Peter Pan collar for Dolly.... Glad you didn't succomb to that :)! What a sweet duo you created!


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