New Pattern Release!

group of dressesIt’s finally here..

“Sweet Strawberry Fields”. Image your greatest memory during the Summer months, while floating in a field of sweet, delicious, ripe strawberries. And, true to my fashion nature, the overall style of this dress has a ‘vintage’ flare. Starting at the top of the dress, is a gorgeous rounded, off-shoulder collar, with optional shoulder straps. It’s connect to the bodice, designed as a fitted corset. At the waist, you’ll enjoy a full skirt, with an extended hem. The hem is an additional piece that can be made into a boarder, or a ruffle. It’s all up to the creator. And, that’s you! Have fun with prints and patterns. Mix it up! The options are unlimited in this dress style!

Sweet Strawberry Fields PDF Dress Pattern for 18″ Doll

As a Pattern Designer, I already own (6) copies of this dress. I made slight modifications along the way, in order to see how the slight changes would translate to a finished dress. Check them out:

I made this copy as a version without shoulder straps. And, it also has a full ruffled hem. I used (3) strips to make it possible.

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This version has a shorter skirt. And, because the skirt is a sheer rainbow lame, I put a solid white layer underneath. The bodice is made from an Up-cycled Ralph Lauren denim shirt dress.lame dress

And, would you know it, I actually had a piece of vintage fabric for this version. It features hand-painted fruits (cherry and watermelon), and sunflowers! The bodice is a red linen fabric.

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This version, is the very first one I made. And, it has no additional hem, at all.

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And, these final two are my favorites. The ‘unicorn’ version, featuring mixed fabrics. And, the one that I feature in my step-by-step tutorial.

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I love this pattern. This dress is fun to make. It may be a little challenging for a beginner. But, with the step-by-step image tutorial, you’ll be confident enough to take it on!

For a limited time, save $2! Coupon will be applied by ‘clicking’ this link: Sweet Strawberry Fields Pattern

The Tiffany Blue Suit

This is the suit that started it All! Something took over my body. It would not let up until I finished this outfit, from beginning to end. And, by beginning to end, I mean, 9 pattern revisions and 5 different muslin samples, later. This does not include the written instructions, or the many video clips that were used to make an awesome tutorial! But, what I can say, is that it was all worth it!


See it for yourself..

MissPrettyPerfect’s Inauguration Suit Pattern

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My channel on Youtube is called, “Sewing With La Toya“. Sounds cute, right!? I thought so, too. Come on over, and check out what I have to offer..

Video Tutorials on Sewing leather, and doll clothes. A little bit, for everyone!

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“American Princess” Pattern Release

Duchess Meghan Markle presented it, but I “bite-sized” it. I loved the simplicity of her wedding gown. Only she could have worn it so regally. Soft rounded shoulders literally top off this gorgeous presentation.

American Princess Pattern

Princess seams were the only way to deliver that semi-fitted trumpet style skirt!

My version of this dress pattern is fully lined, with certified Dressmaking techniques that deliver a quality made dress for your collection.

Feast your eyes on some very talented Maker’s versions of “American Princess”:

Pat Penley

Donna Smith Edwards

Kathi Martin

Gay Curtis

Alice Rogers Neilson

MPP Boutique Pattern Gallery, Part 1

As a Pattern Designer, I was made aware that there were willing participants available, to “test” sewing patterns. The beautiful part about it all, is that these experienced “Testers” cared enough to let me know just how the experience was, as the actual Maker. The feedback that I have received has been very much helpful. These individuals have set time aside, to test my pattern, and I wanted to share with the world, the creative variations that they came up with! I hope you Enjoy viewing their talents, as much as I have!

Sweet Strawberry Fields

Donna’s Little Stitches

Gay Curtis

Pat Penley

MimiCandollclothes

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Jessica Hosch

Doll Clothes by Sandi

Something2do

Janet’s Booties ‘n More

Summer Fun

Janet’s Booties ‘n More

Gerry Thompson

Shelly Miller

Something2do

Jackie Corace

Nicole Szonye Rhodes

Cindy Montano

Doll Clothes by Sandi

Perfectly Pams

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I hope you enjoyed this selection of various creative takes on my Sweet Strawberry Fields, and my Summer Fun pattern. Stay tuned for Part 2..

It’s almost ready..

Pattern Design can be fun. But, there’s that moment when the Perfectionist (in me) has the final say. Truth is, I developed this pattern almost one year ago. It’s an 18″ doll dress that is sooo adorable, I had to name it “Sweet Strawberry Fields.” Although it has nothing to do with actual strawberries, it really seemed appropriate. Try imagining your best summer memories, while exploring a field of strawberries. I’m so ready for this pattern to be released, that I thought I’d share a little “behind the scenes” video with you. Of course, I will make an announcement when it goes “live”.

How we all start out, is not the same as how we finish.

My desk is clear! Well, you know what that means, don’t you? All the crap that was on top of it, had to find another place to go. No.. but seriously, I’ve been trying to categorize, and purge my sewing room. And, it’s paying off. All of a sudden, ideas are miraculously flowing. So much so, I have sat myself down with a notepad and pen, to brainstorm the future of “whatever this is, I got going on”.

I’ve solely operated my own private label since 2007, “MissPrettyPerfect“. But, as my life changed, I am unable to look at this brand name the same way. I am definitely in a different place than I was 10 years ago. At that time I was just making handbags. Fortunately enough, my life has expanded into Designing doll clothes and creating custom patterns for private clients. How does one contain so many talents under one label? That has been challenging for me as a business owner. For the last two months, I have been considering a brand change. And, it’s OK.

I’m excited about the changes coming forth. And, I believe you’ll be excited, too! So, stay tuned to see what I come up with. I will be sure to announce every move, so that you will not miss out.