Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Special Request

My niece asked if I could make her doll some clothes that would match the clothes she wears to school. They wear uniform-type clothes: red, white, or navy polo shirts with khakis. I actually found a free doll polo shirt pattern at Liberty Jane Patterns, which has a lot of other cute doll patterns that I'd love to try.

I first started out with a red polo shirt. It's okay for my first try.

I love this navy one. The buttons are little flowers that are just so cute. And this khaki miniskirt takes no time at all.

This is a full skirt with a stiff waistband. It reminds me of a poodle skirt. This one and the next one are made from an old pair of Heinz's cargo pants. The fabric stores didn't have a lot of khaki color choices and this one was just right!

A box-pleated skirt.

And a pair of shorts.

I'm already planning a pair of capris, a pair of pants, and a white polo shirt for later. I can't wait for my niece to get these in the mail!

And yes, this is my doll. I needed one to try the clothes on.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

More Pajama Shorts

I haven't gotten tired of making matching shorts yet, because I thought that Lili needed several pairs. I'll probably make at least two more sets, and then I'll probably make her a few cotton pajama pants for the fall. I love the paisley pattern on these. I don't think you can find matching clothes this cute in the American Girl catalog! I guess that sounds kind of conceited, but I don't care, because I'm pretty proud of myself.