Thursday, January 2, 2014

December Projects!

Where did December go?? Wow, it just flew bye. I was sewing a few projects, but I didn't want to post them for fear my grandchildren might get on my site. My three granddaughters all have American Girl dolls now and I thought I would make them an outfit. I have never sewn doll clothes. When my girls were young, they just were not into dolls. Sooo, I thought I would give this a try.

What an experience! I must of been sewing them way better than necessary. I swear, it took me as long to make them as it would an outfit for me. I think it was because they are so small and have places that are hard to get at. I also made them chairs. I really only sewed for two girls and I still have to finish up on my one granddaughter's things. She just got her doll for Christmas this year and I didn't want to give her anything until after Santa came. I need to get those finished!

The tops I made a tiny bit different so they know which one is theirs. They really loved them.
Down below are their chairs. When they opened them up, they really just thought they were pillows. I made them to match their bedroom. Tara (my daughter), told me yesterday that the girls were using them more as pillows than chairs! I bet they would be soft and comfortable. Now the top and the skirt I found a free pattern for from this website:
This is the skirt.
This is the top. Here is that website:

I had to purchase the chair pattern and it is called the Square Chair and cost $3.99. Here is that website:

Anyone else into making doll clothes? Maybe you can give me some tips to speed up this process!