The holiday season is creeping up and I’m getting so excited! I fully realize that we still have Halloween and Thanksgiving to get through but Costco’s decorations and toys were already out today so I couldn’t help it!
And if you’re in the market for gifts…everyone knows handmade is always better! Have you guys seen See Kate Sew‘s new line of doll fabric and coordinating prints? Seriously the cutest, most genius idea ever. The dolls come pre-printed ON the the fabric, so all I had to do was cut them out, sew them together and stuff them! My kids went crazy over them! So much so that they may want some more dolls down the line – i’m thinking perhaps some silicone baby dolls to go one up from the cloth experience once they grow less interested in my DIY work.
And I obviously had to make matching outfits out of the coordinating fabric as well. I made little Goldie a fun skirt out of the confetti dots with contrasting ruffle and ric rac, a similar skirt for my twins to share and an Infinite A-line Dress for Mimi out of the rest (the fun aqua-cream stripe fabric is from Riley Blake). I get such a kick out of each one of these little outfits!
And lest you ever think that you’re the only one who screws up their sewing projects: I couldn’t find the ruffle pattern piece when I went to cut it and my computer’s in the shop so I couldn’t reprint it. I just free-handed it and made them a TAD too wide…so Luke says they look like angel wings instead of ruffles. LOL.
Also, I totally forgot my own pattern instructions and cut my placket wrong on the back, so the buttons are totally off-center. Doh! Whatev. Mimi makes even my screw-ups look cute!