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…

Julie’s Embroidered Top

As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, I really love creating historically accurate doll clothes based on book illustrations. When I saw this beautiful 1970s peasant top on the cover of Julie’s mystery, “The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter” I knew that I had to make it! This ended up being quite a challenging project and…

Julie’s Relaxing Day

    “What a beautiful, perfect day!” thought Julie.    “Hmm, I’m thirsty…”    “I think I will go get some lemonade.”    “Nutmeg! Where did you come from? You aren’t supposed to be out here!”  “Come on Nutmeg, I will give you a carrot if you go inside.”       “Seriously, you are in my…

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…

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…

Julie’s Classic Meet Mix-and-Match

My sister received a beautiful Julie from my mom this year for Christmas to add to her collection. My sister, however, is a poor college student, and therefore is limited in the amount of clothes and accessories she can buy for her dolls. She doesn’t have much time for sewing, either, but this has not…

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…

Julie’s Weekend Relax Outfit

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week! I made this outfit for Julie earlier this week and I decided it seemed like just the right kind of comfy, casual, 70s outfit for her to wear while relaxing. When Julie came home from school, she looked outside and saw snow flurries…definitely a good evening…

Thrifty Thursday: AG Inspired Floppy Bow Headband

When Samantha’s Special Day Dress came out last year, I fell in love with the hair accessory that came with it. The floppy, looped, ribbon headband is so cute! It is so unique but also so perfect for Samantha and her time period. This Christmas I made my mom a replica of the Special Day…

Thrifty Thursday: Julie’s Bandana Top

Today was an unseasonably warm October day where I live, so Julie and I decided to celebrate these last fleeting days with a tank top made from a $1 bandana! It was super easy to make and I think the paisley pattern is groovy 🙂 I cut six inches or so off of the bandana,…