Thursday, January 27, 2011

Let the Fun Begin

Now that Jake's christening suit is finished, I can start on something new and fun.  I haven't made doll clothes for quite some time -- since Krissy was little.  But now she's into playing with her American Girl doll, and wanted some new clothes.  I'm always on the lookout for "quiet" things that Krissy and Izzy can do when they are here together, so I figured that 18" dolls would be perfect.  I've been getting catalogs from Home Sew and have been pleased with what I have ordered.  So, I ordered two of their 18" dolls at a cost of $20 each.  I ordered Abby for Izzy and Olivia for Krissy.  Krissy has a friend with red hair, and Olivia made me think of her.  Then I searched their catalog for some doll clothes patterns.  The Lord knows that, with my stash, finding fabrics to use wouldn't be a problem.  I chose two pattern sets.

I loved the patterns in this book.  Lots of cute dresses, pj's and shorts outfits.  But since it's so cold and snowy right now, I felt I needed something a little more suited to winter.

So I decided to purchase this pattern.  What little girl doesn't love jeans?  And I loved the backpack.  I have so many scraps of fleece that I can probably make a jacket and hat in nearly every color.   I also ordered Izzy a pair of pink crocs for her doll since she loves pink.  Krissy's crocs are yellow.

Aren't they just the cutest things?  I guess I'm a sucker for girls toys since I had four girls myself.

Then I got each of the girls a pair of boots -- Krissy's are hiking boots, and Izzy's are cowboy boots, oh no, not just plain but embroidered cowboy boots.

I swear that I had a pair just like this when I was in college.

Aren't these just the cat's pajamas?   Izzy was so excited when we opened the box this morning.  So, now  have to make a denim cowgirl outfit.

Needless to say, my days ahead will be filled with making doll clothes.  And for me, that's fun.

Keep sewing, Linda


JustCindy said...

How cute are those dolls! Your post brought back memories of when I was a small girl. Every Christmas Mom made my dolls and I matching gowns, dresses, coats and such.

Kristin Marie said...

I'm sure I'm going to hear all about it this weekend when I see her. As soon as you said cowgirl boots, I knew she'd be over the moon about them!

By the way, Jake's christening outfit looks amazing! He's lucky to have such a talented grammy!