Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tiny Teacup Trousseau


Now you can cloth your Teacup Spirit in a variety of outfits, from one basic pattern :-)  All of these dainty little costumes start with a bodice worked from side to side, my favorite way of making crochet doll clothes.  If you work in the back loops only, you get a neat ribbed effect, like the pretty pink camisole in the bottom right.  Or you can work in both loops for a vertical line.   You can also alternate colors for vertical stripe, as in top left.  Cap sleeves, lace sleeves, puff sleeves, or no sleeves.  It is a great starting point for your imagination!

The pattern is here, and also on the left sidebar under Teacup Spirit Patterns.

Enjoy the crochet!

27 comments:

  1. Brilliant ! And very very cute !

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  2. Awww, they look so lovely all dressed up. I like it when we can create many different ways using a basic formula. LOVE IT! You do such great work Beth.

    Carolyn

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  3. Awww, how cute! I just love your little darlings!

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  4. I am SO in love with these teacup creations. They are so super precious. Your blog has inspired me to start making crochet dolls, which is something I seriously thought I would NEVER EVER do! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Those are so cute. Posing them among the flowers was a stroke of genius. It is obvious you have the eye of an artist. Seeing your work makes me smile.

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  6. Helen and Carolyn and Lois and Yvonne, thank you always for your good words, which mean so much to me :-)

    BumbleBri, how wonderful that these little dolls would encourage you to crochet dolls! Crochet is really a great dollmaking medium; hope you enjoy it :-)

    Beth

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  7. As usual, these are wonderful.
    I love them all, but especially the one in green.

    Great pictures too.
    Sandra

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  8. Beautiful litle dollies!! So Summery!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  9. Beth as we say here in italy i could not stay in my skyn waiting for your crochet patterns. you are AMAZING dear friend thank you for sharing with us your incredible works thank you

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  10. Thank you so much, Sandra, Barabar, and Michy, for the good words; I hope you enjoy making these tiny treasures :-)

    Beth

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  11. Adorable! I can hardly wait to make these. Cordially, Colleen

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  12. Thank you, Bama :-) Colleen, I look forward to seeing them!

    Beth

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  13. Super cute! Super cute! Super cute! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and your patterns!

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  14. Thanks for the good words, PattieJ and Millasew :-)

    Beth

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  15. Beth , you´re just the best ! Your dolls are adorable. Do you ever have some for sale ?
    Lone

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  16. Hi Lone! Thanks so much for your good words :-) Sometimes I sell a doll, if I happen to have one that someone wants.

    Beth

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  17. Hi, can I just say that your work is absolutely adorable and full of sweetness, they are sooo cute, I was wondering as your patterns say not for sale or reproduction would this include using the basic dolls pattern to make my own charecters and selling them with the actual basic dolls patterns credited to you??
    Hope my question doesnt raise offense would just love to dress these up with my own ideas for sale so thought I would ask first
    hope you and your family are well :-D

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  18. Actually, what I don't want you to sell is the pattern itself, since it is freely given here. If you want to make dolls from my patterns and sell them, that is fine. All I do ask is that you give me designer credit.

    Enjoy!

    Beth

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  19. You are fantastic and thankyou very very much :-D

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  20. Anonymous, thank you for your good words :-)

    Beth

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  21. Are you the Beth Webber who designed for Leisure Arts? The moment I saw these dolls, I thought of the Birthday Fairies leaflet. It's funny how some designers have a "style" that shows itself in almost all of their designs. I love the little dolls and will direct anybody looking for small doll patterns to your site. Lovely!

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  22. Hello, Jennie,

    Yes, I am! That was many years ago; thank you so much for remembering me :-) I'm glad you've found me here, and hope you enjoy making these little dolls.

    Beth

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  23. I have a TON of size 10 cotton thread. Is there a way that I could use that in place of the 8 (kinda new at using this type of thread). Would I use a bigger hook?

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    1. Yes, I think you could use the size 10, but I'd use a size smaller hook; size 10 crochet cotton is a bit thicker than size 8 perle.

      Beth

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  24. Wow, you made my day. These miniature dolls are adorable!!! I can't thank you enough for your kindness in having the pattern free. Pls continue with your creativity!!!

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