That to do list was quickly (although reluctantly, if I’m honest with myself) scratched as I realized Miss Emma needed something to do to avoid the quickly approaching boredom.
I suggested we sew some clothes for her dolls to which she enthusiastically agreed. She’s shown an interest in sewing with the machine, so I need to seize the opportunity to teach. We searched the ever popular Pinterest and found what we were looking for. A quick look through my stash of leftover material and we found the materials we wanted. Of course, I picked out about four different outfits (yes, the ever ambitious mama).
What I love about this pattern is that it’s really versatile. With the simple bodice, you can then make a dress or a shirt like we did. What I didn’t realize about this pattern is that I needed to print it between 120-130% to get the size I needed for the doll. I swear the doll in the photo looked just like Emma G’s doll, but after we sewed the first shirt, it was more the size for a Barbie. I also didn’t pay attention to the “fold.” It wasn’t printed on the pattern so it wasn’t until after I cut the pieces, that I saw that important piece of info. So…pay attention to the fold or you’ll have lots of weird shaped scraps!
Those little setbacks didn’t seem to hinder the spirit. I kept hearing her say, “This is so fun!” She even picked out a business and website name for us. 🙂 And don’t you just love the buttons she wanted added to the shirt? I went to bed envisioning our next project and find myself today only wanting to sew doll clothes! I’m so glad I ditched the to do list for time with my sweet girl. It was the best three hours of my day.