Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Review of Lammily 'Liberty' dress from AllySews!

*I just want to say that I don't know like the proper/correct sewing terms very well so if there are some mistakes, I'm sorry*

Hey guys! If you read my last post you will know that yesterday I received my parcel fom AllySews yesterday and I'm super excited to do this review for you! So lets get started.

So for any of you that are not sure what a LAMMILY doll is heres a brief description from google;
"The Lammily doll is the first fashion doll made according to typical human body proportions to promote realistic beauty standards and help your child develop a positive body image! Eleven inches tall and ready for action with articulated elbows, hands, knees, and feet."

So these dolls can't fit any other fashion doll clothing (not that i know of) So my poor girl has been in her meet outfit ever since I got her. Beginning of 2015. 
I've tried sewing but i found it really difficult to make a dress look flattering on her figure due to broad shoulders and chest. Let me tell you, boob-tubes were not my friend in this situation πŸ˜‚

So I resorted to etsy, where i stumbled across listing for a dress for a lammily doll! And it looked really good on her! So I immediately bought it! And thats where this review starts.



Ok so I forgot to take a picture of the packaging because i was so excited to open it! #sorrynotsorry

(Enjoy these lovely boring/blurry/taken really quick photos for this review πŸ˜‚)


So the dress is reasonably simple in it shape; Spaghetti straps, heart neckline and the bodice goes to the waist. Which actually looks quite nice! 
And the skirt is my favourite bit. I didn't realize how much there would be! Looking at the pics online I thought it would just be a simple, straight down skirt but when I put it on the doll I found it came out like a full circle skirt! 
Its also a very modest length, not to short but also doesn't make her legs look stubby.

Next up, the fabric it's made out of is just so beautiful! Super soft and the pattern is perfect to scale and is so vibrant! Really suits the doll :)


Lol excuse her butt. But the back opens right down to hem which makes it really easy to put on.


Now to be honest when I first put the dress on I started to panic because to wouldn't come together at the back. It was too tight. But after wiggling it around at the front a pulling the straps up it fit. But very very snug. As you can see above around the lower waist the velcro is slightly struggling to close. But looking at the dress on the doll, it doesn't looked strained or anything so thats good .πŸ‘πŸΌ 


The bodice is nicely lined with a contrasting fabric. And the velcro isn't bulky at all and is securely sewed on the dress.


And is has to darts in the front and a few pleats/gathers (lol don't know which) at the front of the skirt.


All the edges have been nicely overlocked. Nicely done and really professional.

Ok so there is one thing that sadly lets the dress down and that is the small amount of messy stitches  on the left (our right) strap. also where it connects to the bodice, it needs to me just stitched a few more times to make it secure. 




I can easily fix that but the creator just may wanna look out for things like that in the future ☺️


So final thoughts...
I absolutely love this dress! It was so much more than I imagined! Very well made and nice finish! (Except for that strap) But overall I give in a solid 8.5/10. If the strap was sorted out and maybe a little bit looser around the waist, just so it wasn't too tight it would've got a 10 πŸ˜„
But you know she's a human being, not a machine so I totally don't mind the small mistake!


So please go check out ALLYSEWS (etsy) and her BLOG and INSTAGRAM !!
I absolutely love her clothing and will definitely be buying from her in the future. She sells for American Girl (and the 18" dolls), Barbie, Lammily and others! She chooses excellent bright contrasting fabrics and her designs are so cute and suit dolls ever so much! 

Thanks for reading my first ever review! Will try do more of these as I hunt the internet for more dolly things! 😈
Lots of Love 
Lydia 

Doll; Original Lammily Doll
Name: Natalie
Dress: Allysews
Shoes: Lammily.com 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hip Hip Hooray it's my 16th birthday!




Well if you read the title you will know that today's my birthday! Wow 16 years ago I came into this world. Lol that sounded weird.. But you know.. I did.

Though I have to be honest this year I wasn't super excited because it marks that I've had my chronic migraines & fatigue for over a year now. So I was feeling a bit down in the dumps but my family cheered me up and I was like to my migraines:

So I made sure that today I enjoyed myself  no matter how bad I'm feeling and actually its been a really nice day today.
I kinda just relaxed, and in the evening my parents took me out to an amazing Thai restaurant and then out to have an ice cream! We topped of the night by me teaching them Pokemon Go and us walking around a massive park filled with other people playing it in the dark as well! That was quite funny! 

Yes I didn't get many presents and I chickened out from asking my parents for Lea (AG 2016 GOTY) for my birthday because there is just a lot going on right now and it didn't quite feel right, but that doesn't mean I can't save up for her and buy her as a gift-to-myself right? 😏 And also as I get older it's not really about presents anymore, tho I do seriously enjoy them! Mwa ha ha!

Here's some pics of Kendall and my practice of indoor photography just to break up the post πŸ˜„





But I did get a semi-surprise birthday gift today because I ordered something off etsy a few weeks ago and today when I went and checked the mailbox I found my order from AllySews arrived right on my birthday!! Its a new dress for my lammily doll! I will have photos and a review up soon! Its such a pretty dress! Oh my word. That made me so happy!! 







And thats all I have to say really! Today I turned 16, let this next year be a good one, come what may ☺️ *raises glass* Cheers!

(So just to end this, the last 2 times I've showcased Kendall I've tried some cute hairstyles just playing around with her curls but was wondering if you guys would like to see a tutorial for them? I was thinking that would be a fun little project for me to do? Would you guys like to see that? Or have you seen any hairstyles on the world wide web that you think would look cute on a AG doll, I'd love to give them a go πŸ˜‹ Comment down below!)

Examples of what could be in the tutorial 
Hairstyle 1.

Hairstyle 2.

What do ya think? 😜
-Lydia 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Flowers from head to toe!


Hey guys! I'm back from my mini holiday! It was lovely 😊Just popping in to share these pics of Caroline and her very flower co-ordinated outfit πŸ˜‚πŸŒΈ






Well hope you are having a fabulous week! I've recently been sewing so I just gotta get out the house and take some photos! ☺️
-Lydia 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Julie in a red dress (a beautifully unoriginal title πŸ˜‚)

Hey all! Hope you are all having a great day! School is out for me for the next two weeks and I'm currently on a mini vacation with my sister. So I'm just chilling! πŸ˜†

Well actually it is freakin' cold down here! I am just dying of the cold!! 


Well I thought that I would share some pics of Julie, I'm not a super fan of these pictures, the editing is a bit off, but I'll post them anyway 😌 Enjoy my lovelies☺️


See ya later 
-Lydia 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

AG Rewards.. and other stuff



Hey guys! Hope you all had a great 4th of July if you celebrate it :) I'm probably the only person who didn't do a patriotic themed photoshoot πŸ˜† Oh well I have Cecile here who wearing blue so I'm close 😏
Any who, have you guys heard of the new AG Reward system? I think it's so awesome!! Basically if you haven't it allows you to:
1. For every $1 you spend at AG you get a point on your card. When you reach like 200 points you get 10$ off. 
2. Members only benefits
3. Early news on stuff
4 AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
I personally think it's flipping awesome and will definitely sign up!!  Go check out the AG site for more details 

Also I'm a bit late to the game but Wellie Wishers came out.. Lol I can't be bothered going through what I love but I think they are cute but in the near future am not planning on getting one. I think I'm going to try get like a heart for heart doll that is similar and see if I like that style of doll ☺️

Are you guys planning on getting a Wellie Wisher or sign up for AG rewards? I'd love to hear your thoughts down below!!

 Love Lydia