Visitors who come to FDS have a variety of different skill levels. Some of you have expressed difficulty in following along with our tutorials. So with you in mind, I am creating a series of Video Tutorials embedded within chosen posts to help make the instructions easier to understand. They are also accessible separately on YouTube.
The Patrick Kelly Cocoon coat is our most visited post. That is why I begin with this, the first of many videos to come. Check back here, as I will be adding more from time to time.
The Cocoon Coat
"How to Make a Cocoon Coat for the Fashion Doll."
Created from a single rectangle of fabric, this video shows you how to recreate the famous Patrick Kelly Cocoon Coat. (The measurements are for the doll, but guess what.....you can play around with the proportions and make one for yourself, as well!)
Doll Sloper Tutorials.
In this series, we show you how to create slopers for your doll by draping directly on the doll. The videos have been embedded in the original posts which also contain step-by-step photo tutorials.
"How to Make Slopers for the Doll Part 1: Measuring the Doll"
"How to Make Slopers for the Doll Part 2: The Bodice Sloper
"How to Make Slopers for the Doll Part 3: The Sleeve Sloper"
"How to Make Slopers for the Doll Part 4: The Skirt Sloper"
"How to Make Slopers for the Doll Part 5: The Trouser Sloper"
"How to Make Slopers for the Doll Part 6: The 1-piece Foundation:
"How to Make Slopers for Knits, Jersey Dresses"
"How to Make a Bodice Sloper for the Ken Doll"
"How to Make a Pant Sloper for the Ken Doll"
OR...If you're in the videos alone, I've grouped the "How to Make Slopers" series separately here:
Part I: Measuring the Doll
Parts 2 through 6: The Bodice, The Sleeve, The Skirt, The Trouser, The 1-pc. Foundation.
Dolly Couture 101:
The Classic Draped Couture Gown