The dreaded birthday wish at our house was the American Girl Doll! For the past 4 years I have been crossing my fingers that she wouldn't want one, but it didn't work this year! :( Seeing as how the doll alone ate up more than we spend on birthdays, my daughter wasn't getting anything else. What fun is a doll without clothes to change though? Thanks to JoAnnes and their $1 patterns, I picked up a few of the 18" doll patterns by Simplicity. I got enough fabric for a pair of jeans and a shirt for less than $2- and went to town! I decided to duplicate my daughters favorite outfit- because I knew she would wear it on her birthday. Good thing I was right! It was priceless seeing her open her doll, and the surprise on her face when she saw they matched!!!
The simplicity doll patterns were super easy to do, and I am excited about making more!
For the shirt, I just found a pattern that was close enough (it was a basic peasant shirt- and I just added elastic to the waist band and then I just added the ruffles and sequins to match my daughters shirt) So Cute!!!
I LOVED doing the stitches on the jeans - so easy and cute!
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