Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Sewing Lessons

As you may remember, Dabney bought an American Girl doll last spring with her own money. Naturally, we've been on the look out for more clothes for Kit, but boy, can they be expensive! In our case, necessity really is the mother of invention so Dabney and I took inventory of the house. Providentially, we had just gathered a large garbage bag of clothes from the closets, destined for the Goodwill.

We found some free patterns online and got to work. We loved the patterns so much that we even bought a few, which is almost out of character for me.

Dabney and I printed, cut and laminated the pattern pieces, then got to work on cutting and marking the fabric. I did the sewing this time, but Dabney is not far from doing those steps herself.

Happy Customer!


Rachel said...

Well, she definitely has a great teacher. :) :)

Good job, Dabney! I think Kit looks so cute in her new clothes! She looks like a mini you!

Brian, Tracy, Rachel, Kyle, Elise, and Daniel said...

Mandie - your invention and creativity is just the best. Nice job!

Way to go, Dabney!

Grandma Lloyd said...

Dabney, you are becoming quite the little seamstress! I love it! Kit looks so nice in her new clothes! Making the clothes yourself is way more fun than just buying them! GREAT JOB - Mandie & Dabney! Love you guys!!!!!!!

Rose West said...

aww, looks like so much fun! This reminds me of making doll clothes when I was little... only minus the patterns and the teacher, so you can imagine how "beautiful" they turned out :)

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