When I was 11 or 12, I don't remember exactly, my mother and grandmother got me interested in sewing. My sister and I had been given Vogue Ginny Dolls for Christmas. Of course, we wanted nice wardrobes for our little dolls. So, since we didn't have spending money to buy new (new outfits and accessories were gifts for birthdays and Christmas), I learned how to make doll clothes (by hand, no sewing machine) from scraps in my grandmothers sewing basket. I must have had patterns because the little clothes did fit the dolls.
Anyway, for Christmas last year I bought Kara an American Girl doll and matching pajama sets for Kara and the doll. So now I am jazzed about making doll clothes again.
My bff Joy loaned to me a bag full of American Girl doll clothes patterns. She used to make doll clothes for her daughter's American Girl doll.
So I went shopping for fabric that has a tiny print and is in pink. Kara's favorite color is pink -- so's mine! I like to think she gets that from me!
Zoe's Trunk in Chandler, AZ -- SW corner of Elliot and Alma School for those who live in the East Valley. Zoe's Trunk is mainly a quilting shop, but it has lots and lots of fabric that is perfect for making doll clothes -- lightweight cotton or blends. You see how this is wrapped? That is how the salesgirl handed my purchase to me. Loved this!!!
So. I will be getting the dress made real soon. Will update you when it is finished and before I mail it off the Kara.
2 days ago