Just for the fun of it, and for the enjoyment of fellow American Girl fans, I have started up an American Girl-themed website. 🙂 There are pages for the doll clothes I make, doll repair, photostories, and a blog. I will still post pictures of my Etsy listings on this blog, but most American Girl/non-sewing-related or “just for fun” posts will be moved to there.
Homespun Threads patterns are FREE right now! Swing over there and check it out! They have some adorable baby booties and handbag patterns!
A doll-sized 1940’s school jumper!
I think I like this better than any of my other doll projects so far! I’m going to have a hard time parting from it… 😉
It was my first time making box/inverted pleats; aren’t they neat?? I had a ball making them…
Anyway, I still have to make the blouse to go with this and then put it up for sale. I actually already made a blouse, but when I was done with everything except for the fastenings I decided it was way to fray-happy and I didn’t like the way it looked. (I had used a very thin, fraying material.) So I am going to start all over again with muslin and probably trim it with piping instead of lace.
Just for fun, here is a tutorial for making box/inverted pleats.
Shannon is having a fun series of posts on her blog, on how to create a wardrobe out of a few basic patterns. She has some delightful ideas on there; you might like to check them out! 🙂