Friday, December 12, 2008

Of Baby Dolls and Frontiersmen...

This week I was able to finish a few sewing projects,
which are gifts for the younger ones.

For the lil' girls, I was able to
sew new dresses for their baby dolls.
{click pic to enlarge}

Similar to the kind they wear (collars, gathered skirts, zipper backs).
It's a delight, as a little girl,
to wear similar clothes as dolly.
Just as it's a delight for mamas to match their daughters. ;o)

For Will, I made my first project without an actual pattern.
For MONTHS, he has asked me
to make him
a frontiersman's shirt like he sees
in one of the history books that he reads so often.
The book explained (vaguely) how to make the pattern & shirt
and I was thrilled to complete such a task!

I used a thicker muslin and traced one of his larger shirts
on the fabric, adding a little for a seam allowance.
I simply sewed the sides and arms together,
then made the two collars for the neck line,

sewed them on and fringed the edges.

It was a blessing to get a few projects done this week!

I look forward to seeing them gets lots of use.

"She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands."
~ Proverbs 31:13


Amy said...

What cute doll dresses! I'd love to be able to make some of those. :-) Another thing their dolls might like:
That is, if you feel like doing more sewing. LOL!

PlainJane said...

Wow, the children are going to love those gifts! You make it look and sound so easy. I think I'm going to have to move closer to you and you give me some sewing lessons. Lesson One: What's a bias? lol You have a wonderful gift Christina and I love to see your creations - just like Dorcas.

Melody said...

You did a great job on your sewing this week. Well, you always do. :O) I enjoy seeing the projects you and Ally make.

I have a considerable amount of sewing to do myself this week. Who knows, there might even be some blogging about it.


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