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…

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…

Earth Day 2016

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day began 1970, so today Julie and Ivy celebrated an important day that began in their decade. Shout out to Julie Newman’s 70s Time Capsule for helping me come up with some authentic 70s environmental slogans. My husband and I are going to celebrate Earth Day a little late tomorrow by going…

Happy Birthday Ivy!

Today is Ivy’s birthday! Ivy was excited to have her friend Julie over to celebrate. It was a beautiful day, so she decided they should use the picnic table outside on the deck. Julie arrived and wished her best friend a happy birthday! As she did so, the wind began to pick up. “Let’s pull…

Welcome Ivy!

Happy Valentine’s Day! This celebration of love and friendship is the perfect day to debut the newest member of my doll family: Ivy! I made her a new dress to celebrate her arrival and so that she and Julie could have similarly styled outfits. Julie is thrilled to see her best friend! They exchanged friendship…