Hurry! Finish the sewing! Santa is coming!
Mrs. Santa has doll clothes to finish! Santa is about to hitch up his reindeer! Can’t keep Santa waiting!
Mrs. Santa knows that children are delighted with whatever adults make for them. They are very accepting, totally unconcerned about how perfectly the gifts are made.
She also knows she can be really creative with scraps left from other projects, that whatever she makes will be fully appreciated and probably played with all Christmas day.
The North Pole has a wonderful helper here in Chestnut Hill. Busy Bee Toys is one of the best toy stores Mrs. Santa has ever visited. One day while doing errands in Chestnut Hill she saw a beautiful doll right in the very center of the Busy Bee Toys store window.
She immediately thought of Laura, her wonderful, supportive, lifelong friend from grammar school. They talk almost every day. Laura has a beloved great-granddaughter who would love that doll.
The Doll Needed Clothes!
The doll had only the outfit she was wearing. She needed something else as well. Here is what and how it was made.
Sewing the Clothes
First pant patterns were needed.
When the pants were finished, they didn’t fit. They needed to be altered.
The top pattern was drafted, then cut in a medium-weight fairly thick soft white fabric that doesn’t ravel.
The Finished Outfit
Other posts on this blog about doll clothes include:
96: Historical Doll Clothes ALSO on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
46: DOLL CLOTHES
43: BARBIE’S PROM GOWN
Happy Holidays Everyone!
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