My sister’s Melody is a favorite in our family. We just can’t get enough of her. I’ve been meaning to share a couple of outfits my mom made for her for Christmas. My mom absolutely loves making 60’s outfits for her because they remind her of the outfits she wore and saw as a little girl.
I adore this one:
It is made from the Campaign Jacket by Forever 18 Inches on Pixie Faire. The skirt is the Perfectly Pleated Skirt pattern by QT Pie Doll Clothing. The blouse underneath comes from the AG Truly Me riding outfit. Truthfully, it seems unlikely that Melody would have worn such a grown up looking blazer as a 9 or 10 year old, but she still looks adorable in it!
My mom says this dress below reminds her of the one she wore on her first day of kindergarten in 1967. The pattern is the Good Vibrations Sixties Dress by Forever 18 Inches.
Melody is just darling in anything, but I really admire my mom’s sewing skills and attention to historical accuracy in these outfits! Fun fact: the fabrics of these outfits are made out of clothes that belonged to my grandma. My grandma is unfortunately in a nursing home and unable to enjoy her extensive (and I mean extensive) wardrobe anymore. Rather that dispose of all of them to Goodwill or thrift stores, my mom decided to pull out some pieces that had great fabrics for doll clothes. She felt guilty at first for cutting them up, but I really wish she wouldn’t worry about it. I think it’s a very nice thought to have a great doll outfit made out of fabric that once belonged to Grandma. Melody seems to like them, at least. 🙂