Friday, June 26, 2009

Elizabeth's new skirt

The last time I watched Elizabeth I was given a piece of fabric to make her and her doll matching skirts. The fabric was a long pillow case (used for a body pillow) that her mom didn't need anymore. I was happy to finish this for Elizabeth today.

She was so excited when I said it was time for her and her doll to try on the skirts! I used Simplicity pattern 9854 as a guide, then added pockets and ribbon to embellish them.

I had her twirl with her doll and this is the picture I got. Isn't she adorable?

I told her she could put things in her pockets. She started off by putting toy cars in, but those were taking too much space. I then gave her pennies and buttons. She placed them in her pockets and made sure her baby doll had some in hers.

The doll skirt was so fun to make. I made it exactly like Elizabeth's except that I didn't make a casing for the elastic. I just stitched it on the inside of the top of the skirt.

With a bit of time left before she was picked up today, I made this doll pillow using the same fabric. I had a Tempurpedic cushion sample and the size was perfect for this. Elizabeth's baby doll will now be comfortable for bed time. ;)

Sewing is so rewarding when you see the recipient enjoying what you made. What have you made lately for someone special in your life?


Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

WOW! I love them both . . . the slanted pockets put a really special touch on.

Thank you for sharing!

The Watts Family said...

Oh Too cute! You did a great job looks adorable there ~Blessings Heather

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks so much ladies! It was so much fun to do, and it was great to see her reaction when I showed it to her.:)