For my girl…. my 8 year old girl…. I sewed up a pile of clothes for her two favorite doll friends. Mostly of vintage fabrics that I had in my stash…. little bits and pieces of lovely fabric that were just too small for most anything else. I had no patterns, which made it a little, uhm…. interesting at times.
The first outfit included a recycled wool sweater and I really don’t like it, the sweater that is. I almost didn’t share it here with you… but then I thought to myself…. maybe it’s good to share the ugly things once in awhile so you know that I also have those grumbly crafting moments. I may have even tossed this sweater on the floor when I was done with it. Just maybe. And then perhaps my husband, who came in with chocolate to see how things were going, reminded me that a stuffed doll and an 8 year old girl are probably not incredibly concerned with a perfectly sized sweater. Turns out my girl likes that one the best due to the fact that it was made from an old favorite sweater of hers. Who knew?
fortunately, things got better after that
sweet well loved babies
my girl has requested matching linen pants to these
hat & sweater handknits for Lucy
See you tomorrow for some more handmade goodness!