Thursday, November 11, 2010

Let's talk dolls...

Now that I've gotten through the business of making costumes, I've turned my thoughts to Christmas. I can't believe it's only about 6 weeks away! Gracious! Where have I been? So, my granddaughters have been pouring over the American Girl catalogs. Looks like I have my marching My older two will have the best time with these dolls...I think they are the perfect ages. My youngest granddaughter is a little young, but there is no way I'm going to make clothes for the older two and leave her out. I'm also not going to make her Bitty Baby clothes, b/c I'd rather assembly-line sew 3 outfits rather than two and one for Bitty. So there it is.
I used to sew the American Girl doll clothes for my youngest daughter about 13 years ago. She sooo loved them. I thought I'd share my little doll clothes collection with y'

These are the patterns that Pleasant Company used to put out for the dolls they had at the time. These patterns are for Felicity, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Molly, and Josephina. I'm going to have to check if they still offer patterns for the new dolls that have come out since my daughter grew up. My new generation has chosen Kit, Emily, and Felicity (which I already have).

These are some books that I've used. Most of them are written by Joan Hinds and Jean Becker. These books have a HUGE selection of outfits for the decriminating doll.

These patterns are mainly by Susan Payne of Fancy Frocks, Beth Dix of Primrose Lane, and Debbie Glenn of Love and Stitches. These are some talented ladies!

Of course, there are the big 3 patterns.
And last but not least, my Wendy Schoen adn Children's Corner patterns. These probably won't be Christmas presents. They are a little too detailed for me to make 3 of each before Christmas. I'm just going to be shooting for play clothes and sparkly clothes for them. It's going to be fun.


Holly said...

My daughter has Kirsten and Felicity. I have Josephina and Addy. Yes, I have AG dolls! :) They will probably go to grandchildren eventually.

Laura said...

Don't ya just love 'em? I think I have as much fun with them as my grandaughters do!