Well my first attempt at making doll clothes wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be and I am pleased with the outcome. Now the reason it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be was because of the help of my wonderful mother-in-law. I still read an instruction and it would go way over my head, but then Mom would explain what part we are adding to where and then the instruction would be a whole lot more clear :) I think I will need my pattern interrupter for a while, but I am hoping to pick up the lingo with more practice :) Yup, that's right, I want to do it again :) I can't wait for my daughter to get to pick out the fabrics and patterns, we are going to have so much fun!!!
Since I was sewing with mom she took some pictures along the way. Gotta love that tongue stuck out in concentration :) That ruffle just kept trying to get away from me :) These are some of my daughter's favorite prints from my stash, I think she is really gonna love it :)
And this picture represents a valuable lesson learned. When attaching the bodice to the skirt, it is best to pin down and not up. Pinning up results in a lot of pricked fingers :)
So here she is, ready for Christmas Morning. I picked this dress because it seemed like the least complicated outfit for my first try. The funny thing was that as soon as I was done, I started thinking of way's that could dress it up a bit, like a tie in the gathered neckline, or gathering the sleeves, or a ruffle on the sleeves :) I guess with practice, I will learn to see these things before it is all sewn up :) But for my first attempt, I am quite pleased and excited for my daughter to find my old doll on Christmas Morning :)
Here's to hopefully a few more outfits next year. Have a Happy Quilting (and happy clothing sewing) Day!!!