My daughter is completely in love with American Girl dolls. Seriously in love with them. She got one for her birthday and, on a trip with her Girl Scout troop to the American Girl store in Atlanta, she picked up a second doll using allowance money she saved for months. These dolls aren't cheap and neither are their clothes! Fortunately for us I can sew. I'm not that great at it but I can whack out doll clothes. And sewing clothes for these guys is a lot of fun and pressure free!
The doll on the left is the doll Lili picked up in Atlanta. Lili named her Emma, after our beloved dog we lost last July. Emma is from the My American Girl series. These dolls aren't historical and are open to anything. The doll on the right is named Julie and Lili got her for her birthday. Julie is from the historical series. Julie is from 1974. This tickles me to no end. She has accesories from '74 and Lili is determined to have her clothes reflect that era. I think that's so cool!! Both girls are wearing a couple of simple sundresses I made them. They look ready for a day in the sun!
Next up, a more princess-y look. Emma is ready for a really fance day! I had this cute cotton fabric that I'd made a table cloth with and it works well as a simple fancy dress for Emma. Julie is wearing a little cordurory skirt I made with boots and a t-shirt we matched up from other outfits.
I don't have the pattern numbers handy for any of these but I'll try to post them next time. And I'm sure that Emma will be looking a bit more historical. Lili is completely enthralled by the book "Little Women." She listens to it as she goes to sleep every night and, as a result, has decided that Emma should go more historical. I have a pattern for clothes from that era for Emma so I'm pretty sure you going to be seeing a very buttoned up Emma and a super funky Julie. Should be fun!