All of Mimi’s patterns are on sale on our Etsy site (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MimidollsPatterns) ONLY. The sale will run from 11/20/18 to 11/26/18. Prices are 20% off with free shipping. The sale will probably continue until Christmas, but the discounts may not be as high.
All of our paper patterns, download PDF patterns, PDF patterns on CD, and DVD workshops are on sale for labor day in the giant Etsy.Com sale. Everything 20% off. Sale runs from Wednesday, 8/29 until Monday 9/3. We are at MimidollsPatterns on Etsy.Com.
Our new pattern shop on Etsy.Com (MimidollsPatterns) is joining in the Etsy 13th Anniversary sale. All of our patterns and videos are 20% off from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22 on Etsy. Our shop is located at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MimidollsPatterns… (The discount is not available on our website or Ebay shop, so please visit our new shop on Etsy.Com)
We also have printed patterns available on Etsy.Com
Please tell your dollmaking friends.
We’ve extended our Valentine’s day sale to the end of March and renamed it March Madness.
We’ve been working with dollmaker Maureen Swart in South Africa. The snail mail between the USA and South Africa is very unreliable, so we have set up downloads for all of our video workshops. Both Mimi’s Mannequins and Mimi’s Modular Mermaids are now available in downloads for all those places where snail mail is unreliable, and we’ve added them to the March Madness Sale. Mermaids is 20% off and Mannequins is 25% off.
If you’ve missed the sale, go to Mimidolls.Com now and click on the sale box on the home page. You have another chance for The Essential Mimi Collection, all of our Video Workshops, all of our Storyboard Workshops, and our most popular patterns.
And if you are in a part of the world where snail mail is unreliable, or if you just want to save the cost of shipping ($3.99 in the USA, $10 in Canada, $15 elsewhere) you have an opportunity to download and save both the shipping charge and get the discounts from 16% to 25% on the workshops.
The newest item is a 4-disc collection called The Essential Mimi Collection. It includes Needle Model a Pretty Face, Victoria Rose 3rd Edition, Father Christmas, Happy Birthday Honey, and Jazz. It also includes Mimi’s Basic Shopping List and Mimi’s Video Handbook for Dollmakers.
If you don’t have any of these, it is a great price. If you do have some of the pieces, all of the pieces are available at good discounts so you can complete your collection economically. The Storyboard Workshops (Adam & Eva, Earth Angels, Universal Toddler, and Needle Modeling Knit Fabric Dolls [all 3]) are also on sale.
Finally, a year after Mimi’s passing, Dak and I are making her studio available to other dollmakers. Mimi’s sewing machines, OptiVisors, Hemostats, Books, and other things are available on Ebay. We will be putting up new things most every day until everything is gone. If you need dollmaking tools and supplies, take a look.
Jim & Dak
Dak and I wish you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
I haven’t had time to update the website yet, so if anyone else wants to get Victoria Rose 3rd Edition at the 20% discount, order it as soon possible. I’ll probably get it updated tomorrow (Tues, 1/2/18) afternoon sometime.
Jim & Dak
Mimi’s Mannequins and Pattern Draping (Techniques for Dollmaking) is almost finished and it is spectacular. It has almost 6 hours of classroom video full of techniques for dollmaking. We began this project almost 5 years ago, and we got interrupted by cancer. Now we’re back on track for Christmas of 2015.
Mimi’s Mannequins presents quarter-scale male and female mannequins as separate patterns with a single set of instructions for both. The dollmaking workshop is all about techniques and the similarity of the human form. Mimi’s Pattern Draping shows you how to create patterns for clothing that will fit your own dolls. It uses the mannequins as tailor’s dummies for draping the clothing patterns.
We have condensed the 4-day dollmaking workshop and the 2-day pattern draping workshop into almost 6 hours of video. Unlike previous workshop DVD sets, we will not be manufacturing this one by ourselves. We are forced to go to a pre-ordering setup to have the money to pay for the manufacturing.
In addition to the video, Mimi’s Mannequins includes:
- A Shopping List e-book that you can copy to your phone or tablet (or print out) to take to the crafts store with you.
- The pattern sheets can be printed on your own printer, or you can take them to an office supply store or copy center.
- After watching the videos, you can use the included step-by-step, photo-by-photo storyboards on your phone, tablet, or computer to make the dolls and clothing. You can refer back to the video anytime you need it.
Who is it For?
In addition to the videos, the go-at-your-own-pace, step-by-step, picture-by-picture storyboards make Mimi’s Mannequins & Pattern Draping suitable for all levels of doll makers from beginner to advanced. You need some hand-sewing and machine-sewing experience, and it’s not really for first time (novice) dollmakers. It is particularly good for those who have trouble fitting clothes on dolls.
We’re opening a Kickstarter campaign on Thursday, Oct. 15th for pre-orders. We’re launching it on Kickstarter so we can raise enough money to publish the 4-DVD set. We’ve got some really great discounts, and some nice perks and souvenirs like the 2015 Kickstarter Hall of Fame at Mimidolls.Com, a chance to vote on features of what we do next, a signed & numbered limited edition, having your name listed in the ending credits, all the way up to a visit to Mimi’s studio.
Here’s the opening video that tells you about Mannequins. At the Kickstarter pre-order campaign.
You can also see the full video (24 minutes) of Lesson 5: Making Arm & Hands by visiting the kickstarter campaign.
We expect to mail in time for Christmas 2015 to the US and Canada (possibly later elsewhere) for orders received by the end of the Kickstarter campaign at midnight Nov. 15, 2015. (You can still order after that on Mimidolls.Com, but you’ll miss the special prices, perks, and Christmas delivery.)