|Welcome to my Blog!|
I plan to take you on a Seasonal Journey of Monthly Themes of Inspiration and Creativity. My journey started when we bought our daughter an American Girl Doll. I am a Designer and my interest in designing clothes goes back to the days when I played with dolls and made my own clothes for them. So here I am many years later, as a Mom, designing for dolls again, only now I can bring my years of designing, crafting, thrift shopping and "thinking-outside-the-box" to the experience!
So, sit back, relax, get out those craft supplies, go bargain hunting, get those creative juices flowing and enjoy the ride!
Embroidered Sun Dress-
Last Days of Summer!
|This dress is easy to make! How can that be possible? Just sew two side seams, and with a little hand sewing, you have a beautifully detailed dress for your doll! And it only cost me $1.00! I'll show you how...|
First I started with a infant dress (this is size 18 months) that I bought at a second hand children's clothing shop for only $1.00. It has beautiful embroidery, lace and ruffle hem detailing. Because I had a great start with this dress, all of the hard work was already done for me!
|1) Turn garment inside out.|
|2) Put on doll and pin side seams to fit, making sure you take in the same amount on both sides|
3) I cut to 1/2" for the side seams. I trimmed the seam to 1/4" later. Having the 1/2" now gives me some "wiggle room" if I cut off too much.
|4) Cut off the straps at front only, close to seam. Keep the loops and buttons in the back.|
|This Photo shows how the underarm seams look on the right side.|
|"Back to School" outfit includes:|
Long Sleeve Top, Quilted Vest, Corduroy Skirt and Leggings.