I thought I might actually get a few doll clothes made this weekend while I wait (not so patiently) for my SIL to send me Naya’s measurements. I figured I could make Naya two matching outfits and maybe a five new doll clothes. I spent Friday night on one of the top five worst dates of my adult life. Like, I contemplated leaving $20 at the bar and making a mad dash to my car when he was in the men’s room. Instead, I stayed to the end and spent $40. Why? Because when the bill came he said, ‘You’ve got it this time, right?” I should have just bolted when I had the chance.
Saturday, Trena came up and redeemed my horrid Friday night with pizza and ice cream. Sunday she and I did a 25 mile bike ride for Tour Dem Parks, Hon! I did not die. I came close to faking a minor heart condition to get a ride back to the start but worried I wouldn’t be able to prove it. But, I survived. She on the other hand looked like we’d just taken a ten minute stroll around the lake. That girl is indestructible. My Blackberry is not. I sweat so much it stopped working. She seems to think I’ll do 36 miles with her next year. Ha!
I finally got around to working on the doll clothes Sunday evening when my brother cam by to install two ceiling fans (I don’t have central air). Thanks to you guys I was able to find some really cute patterns! I was absolutely motivated in dress selection by cute factor. I know it’s a doll and she’s nine. But, if I’m going to sew doll clothes, I want to like them.
I picked the ‘It’s a Wrap Dress’ by Ardently Admire. For $3.99 I downloaded it from the Liberty Jane Clothing website. I think that’s a great price for the downloadable convenience.
Don’t panic. I didn’t buy myself an American Girl doll. Liz loaned me one of her four. I got a couple of funny looks leaving work on Friday!
This is ‘Addy’. Addy’s hair was kind of a mess, so I did in fact re-do it into a bun. I can’t pick on Liz for not cornrowing Addy’s hair when I can barely do the same. I started to get on her for the doll’s hair being crazy. But, she reminded me she hadn’t played with Addy in 15 years.
I used pre-purchased piping to brighten up the dress. It was looking a little prison matronly without the color. This fabric was meant to be a summer suit for me. Still could be. This hardly takes any material.
Ummm, fringe was easy. I did use a pin to loosen some of the threads.
I don’t have much to say other than I thought the dress was really cute. I have another cut out in a different fabric and think I can honestly sew these in an hour. That is gratification at it’s best.
I’ve got about three weeks to make the clothes. So, I’m hoping to make the doll clothes this week and work on her dresses next.