Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Time and the Livin' Is Easy

Time for more doll clothes.  Diane and I are doing a doll clothes challenge - one picks the fabric - we both make an outfit for our dolls and then the other picks a different fabric - and so on - all through the summer, and perhaps beyond.  

This time I picked a pretty striped seersucker that is perfect for summer fun.  Abigail loves her new summer romper.
 I'm so charming in my stripes and Crocs

 Turquoise Crocs are perfect for this outfit (Crocs are from Amazon.com - my favorite shopping site.  There are four pair to a package)
 Turquoise Crocs and a turquoise sand pail
Or it might be a berry bucket - I think I'll go find some wild blackberries.  Pie would be good.
 Let's go outdoors - summer is wonderful!
 I think they need help with their flowers - I'll pick of the ones that are not fresh any longer
 Don't you love this visor - it keeps the sun off my face and looks great.
 And I can wear pink Crocs with this sunsuit too - very fashionable!!! 

 The flowers are so pretty - I love summer.
 Teddy like flowers too - sometimes he eats them - Don't eat the flowers, Teddy.
 Decisions, decisions, which do you like best?
 Let's go Teddy - time for a hike.
 No Teddy, please don't eat the flowers - just smell them


HERE is the link to the first post about the new doll clothes on my blog
And HERE is Diane's

And HERE is Diane's post for this week.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wee Ones - New Doll Clothes

This is going to be a fun summer - of sewing and doll clothes and friendship.  My sweet friend Diane - of Lavender Dreams - and I are having a doll clothes challenge.  Be sure to check out her doll outfit too.

We will both use the same fabrics and pick a pattern to sew.  We are not going to tell each other which pattern we have picked - and the reveal in our posts will be the first time we see what the other has sewn.  It is going to be fun to see how similar or how different our choices are.
These are the fabrics that Diane picked for our first project - hearts and dots and plain white.

We each have a stack of the same fabrics - one person picks a fabric or fabrics and then we sew.  After that project is done - the other person gets to pick a fabric from the stack.  We will have a fun summer and our dolls will have new clothes - this will probably carry on into the fall and winter.  Let the fun begin.

And here are the clothes - I decided since it was summer to use patterns for a romper and a short sundress. Abbey and Poppy are ready for some fun in the sun.
Our weather has been so wonderful lately that I wanted to spend as much time as possible on the deck - but also wanted to sew the doll clothes - so this is my solution.
I took my Singer Featherweight sewing machine out to the deck and sewed among the flowers and birds - I think it is the perfect solution.  I sewed for two wonderful days on the deck.
Abigail and Poppy are ready for the beach with their sunsuits and sand pails.
 Pink rick rack worked with both fabrics

 Flip Flops
 And Mary Janes with hearts completed their outfits
 Abigail has a hair scrunchy in the dots fabric
 And Poppy has red ribbons
Looks like a good day for a trip to the beach.