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Girls & Dolls

Veronika got this doll for her birthday and as soon as I mentioned we "could" sew something for her, she insisted I sit down and churn out skirts, dresses, more dresses, also skirts, maybe some dresses etc...

Skirt & Top

Very photogenic young ladies

It's very hard to sew for a 13" doll that has a disproportionately large head, and does not bend her limbs. Making these clothes was a test of patience, a race ("Is it done yet? When is it gonna be done?") and an explosion of frustration ("@#)$^%ing sewing machine!!! DO IT ALREADY. DO IT!!!") all rolled into one. Also dinner might have been late a few days and we might have only had sandwiches and some of the laundry wasn't done and maybe the baby was left to cry a few times a tad too long...The results are a lot of fun though. Veronika's excitement alone was worth it.

Posted at 08:32 PM on September 02, 2008

oh, CUUUUUUUUUUUUTE! Love the matching outfits!

As difficult as those clothes are, they can't be worse than Barbie clothes, can they?

Posted by Peony Moss at September 3, 2008 5:55 AM

I was thinking about this and I am so impressed you got the doll measurements just right.

Peony, have you sewed Barbie clothes? so tiny...

Posted by Pansy Moss at September 3, 2008 8:29 AM

Who sews barbie clothes? I can't even imagine.. except maybe for a hankie with a whole in the middle...

Posted by Dinka Souzek at September 3, 2008 9:10 AM

Dinka, you make me want to be a better mom. Though I lack the sewing skills you have....It makes me want to try different things with Miss Sophie.

Posted by Amber at September 3, 2008 9:14 AM

Wow, these are great! I can see why Veronika is so excited!

Posted by kate at September 4, 2008 3:17 AM

WOW, just WOW, these are AWESOME! amazing really -- totally rivaling those terribly expensive matching girl and doll American girl stuff.

Posted by Lilian at September 6, 2008 12:16 AM

Dinka, nice job. Very impressive!

Posted by Shannon at September 14, 2008 7:28 PM

You tell me, the cutes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't even know if I can show it for Ellie....

Posted by jessica at September 26, 2008 9:21 PM