Monday, 5 November 2012

1:12 Camisole, bloomers and hangers.

1:12 camisole and bloomers. Handsewn with Gutterman silk thread. Cotton lawn and lace are from Little Trimmings. The buttons are from The Dolls House Mall, which are painted with humbrol. The waist band is the selvedge from the cotton lawn. To keep the seam allowance small without fraying, I carefully applied nail polish along the edges.  In hindsight, I wish I had made the "placket" slimmer, it is the only bit glued on and is staying that way. The placket is the bit with the buttons on it. 

1:12 camisole and bloomers reverse.

1:12 Hanger  jig. Self explanatory diagram I think, red line indicating wire.  I used 3 dress makers pins ( heads cut off) at the top, to hold the wire in position, while using pliers to twist the ends. The V cut at the top makes it easier to manipulate the wire tails. Then cut off one wire tail above the twist, and shape the other around something round (I used a screw) to form the hook, any excess then cut off. The two brass nails are in drilled holes, so that after the coat hanger is formed, I can remove the nails and the hanger can be lifted off. The wire is actually 15 amp fuse wire. I didn't have any wire that gauge, so until I get some, I have to make do with just the one coat hanger. 


  1. What a beautiful refined set!
    Thanks for the trick with nail polish, it's a very good idea.

  2. What a delightful surprise to find your blog!!! I love all the wonderful things that you have made and also that you explain your details.
    Great work!! Look forward to all your future posts.

    Mini hugs,

    1. Hello Sandi, and thank you so much. I had a quick look at your blog, saw plenty of cats, love it. Im going to make a cup of tea, and have a proper look now.


  3. Your camisole and bloomers are refined and delicate.
    Good idea to make the hangers.
    Bye Faby

  4. Votre travail est superbe,d'une extrème finesse et merci pour le gabarit des cintres!
    A bientôt!!

  5. Hi Sarah, Very fine work. We learn so many different skills working on our miniature projects and you do everything so well.

    1. Hello Janine, and many thanks. It is a very addictive hobby, I am surprised sometimes at what I have taken an interest in, just so I can make something in miniature :D

  6. Hi Sarah,love your ideas and your amazing job! I'm a new follower of your work!! Miniregards from Spain.

  7. Sarah, he encontrado por casualidad tu blog y he de decir que tienes unas manos impresionantes para hacer un trabajo tan fino, me encanta todo lo que he visto hasta ahora y las explicaciones para hacerlo, muchas gracias. Seguiré entrando por aquí para admirar tus trabajos.
    Hasta pronto,

  8. Hi Sarah! I trying to catch up on your past blogs and I Love this one! Your "Victorian Undergarments "are so delicate and so dainty! You have a very good sewing hand. I hope that you will be making more of these and perhaps include a step-by-step? I love doll clothes but I am pretty ham fisted when it comes to sewing them and my stitches always look like ropes! I would like to improve my sewing but being as clumsy as I am with a needle, I glue when ever I can. I would help to see how it is done when it is done properly!



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