Happy Easter from Melody! 

Happy Easter! Melody is enjoying the perfect spring morning with an egg hunt.  Yay, a pink one!  The flowers everywhere are my favorite part of spring. I think Melody agrees!  I spy an egg…. I made this dress for my sister for her birthday this week (21st birthday, whoohoo!) using the Liberty Jane Aline Dress…

Ivy’s Sundress

Julie and Ivy look so sweet in their sundresses in this illustration in “Julie Saves the Eagles”. Poor Ivy has such a small collection provided for her from American Girl, so I am always looking for fun outfits I can sew for her. I decided this fun and summery sundress from the illustration would be…

Emily’s Recital

In Emily’s book Brave Emily she and her classmates learn to play the flutophone, and then perform them at a class recital. Through a series of mishaps, Emily ends up having to play a solo. As a music teacher, I really love that this book’s subject is school music, but I will say that I am…

Addy’s Cape Island Dress

Labor Day always makes me a little sad, because it is generally agreed upon that it is the official end of summer. This past week though I was able to finish up one last summery sewing project, and I share it with you just in time with only a few hours of official summer left!…

How to Make a 70’s Handkerchief Top

I love creating historically accurate doll clothes. Ivy and Julie are fun and easy to create for because it isn’t too hard to make sure I am using an accurate design. The 70s are recent enough that are plenty of photographs as well as plenty of people around who lived during that particular decade. My…

Happy Independence Day!

Today Molly, Emily, Linda, and Susan are celebrating Independence Day with a very special Miss Victory tap dance! I am also sharing one of my latest projects…tap outfits for Linda and Susan! As soon as I got Linda and Susan I knew that I definitely wanted to make them these outfits, copied from the illustrations…

Rebecca’s Camp Uniform

My latest project: Rebecca’s camp uniform, inspired by her mystery Secrets at Camp Nokomis, and created from the cover art and historical photos from the book! Before I take off on a gleeful monologue (I really am very excited), I first must say this: I love camp. Love. One time, in middle school, I went…

Julie’s Romper

I fell in love with the Cat’s Meow Vintage Romper pattern from Forever 18 Inches as soon as I saw it and couldn’t wait to make it. I’m not sure why…I’m pretty sure I haven’t worn a romper since I was a toddler. Something about it just spoke to me! I have plans to make…

Linda’s Fab Forties Dress

Linda needed a spring outfit, so I made her this dress using the Crabapples Fab Forties Dress pattern from Pixie Faire. I love that it is recreated from an actual girl’s dress pattern from the 40’s! I would recommend this pattern, it was pretty easy to follow and I am happy with out it turned…

Susan’s Springy Dress

I just finished sewing this dress for Susan, and I think it is perfect for springtime in the 40’s! I used the Heritage Doll Fashions 40’s Bubblegum Dress pattern from Pixie Faire. Overall it was pretty easy and the dress fits nicely. I didn’t care for the waistband instructions and will probably do that differently…