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 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?