It’s been a long time since I sewed anything small, like really small. In fact, the last time was when I made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for each of my girls. (Hmm, wonder why they are still here.) After a long absence, the pain of sewing small is but a dim memory , so the time is right for another try.
The impetus for this craziness is the granddaughters’ collection of American Girl dolls that are referred to as the girls and with whom they share many activities. FYI, this photo from their 8 year old friend is for the girls’ Christmas card!
Clothes for the girls are always important, so surely a new outfit is a good idea for a Christmas gift, so it’s off to the pattern store to see what is fashionable in the world of dolls. Patterns for these gals are readily available, some quite fancy and surprisingly pricey. I chose this one not only because of its variations but because it lends itself to being made from material that is in my studio. Using what I have, you may recall, is one of my goals.
Cutting the pattern…..no difficulty, but once again I found the sewing to be challenging. Now, these aren’t complicated pieces, but I found myself ripping out almost every seam which made me wonder if I’ve lost my touch at the machine!
I think I could have made a full sized garment in the time it took to complete two outfits. Please let them fit! I’m not sure I have it in me to make an outfit for each girl, so I hope they don’t mind sharing.
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