Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Problem With Being A Friend Of Mine.....

......or, being the child of a friend of mine, or being related to me....is that gift-giving occasions often become my motivation for trying out some great idea I've had that I've not found time to create, or finally try a pattern that I bought and never got around to! ; )

Such was the case this week.  A very ♥sweet♥ girl who loves all things American Girl had a birthday party last week, and long ago I had purchased several patterns in order to make my daughter some clothes for her doll.  I never got around to it, and now my ♥sweet♥ girl has passed that stage (sniff, sniff), but was all for my making her friend some things.

I made a super cute dress out of blue satin, which matched her lovely eyes:

I added the brown ribbon trim and belt, since blue and brown is all the rage with the girls right now:

The pattern called for three snap closures down the back, but at my daughter's suggestion, I used Velcro instead.  I figured her opinion is good as gold, since although she's so grown up now, she DOES has experience with these types of things. 

I also made a ♥sweet♥ little PJ set for her:

My rewards for my efforts were smiles from ear to ear, hugs and lots of thanks from the birthday girl.  My own daughter gushed over them, especially the dress.  "If I had gotten this for my doll, I would love it!  Hint, hint", she said.  She informed me that although the only time she gets her American Girl Dolls out is when she's with this particular friend, she's going to keep them forever and might want to change their clothes.  : )

I think I may have found my solution to missing making my little girl cute & adorable outfits....I'll just make doll clothes!

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And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17

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Anonymous said...

Those are just gorgeous!! You are a fantastic seamstress! :)

Visiting you today from the Hop!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jill! I would have loved it for my doll, too ;) Following from HHH.