Thursday, August 19, 2010

A few things for Molly.

I've been trying to work on a mix and match outfit for a client lately. I'm having a hard time finding inspiration for contemporary pieces these days.  A few pieces are finished, I'll blog about them in a post tomorrow or so. I'm hoping to have a skirt and a long sleeve T to add to the mix before I show the whole set.  It's going to be really cute, but I've been procrastinating. 
My birthday is tomorrow and Molly is en route from American Girl.  In preparation for her arrival I've been sewing some special things.  I made her undies set from the Pleasant Company patterns. I really like these patterns, the clothes turn out so nicely and fit well.

Panties and undershirt.  These are both made with a very stretchy rib knit so the shirt has no closures in the back. It slips over her head like a real undershirt. The lace trim is also elastic. I love this set.  I made my son a set in navy blue for his doll. He calls it her bathing suit. It actually kind of looks like a 1920's swim suit except it's not wool like the one we saw in the museum.

After the undies set I made a dress for Molly. I used a pattern but was really disappointed in the fit. I took the bodice off and made several adjustments that made me happier.  I haven't photographed the dress yet but Molly needed a slip to wear under her new dress.  Naturally I made Molly's slip, and it's great!

The slip is a cotton damask stripe, it closes with buttons in the back.


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