Monday, March 25, 2013
this pattern when I went on my 18" doll pattern buying spree at Joanns during their 5 for $5 pattern sale. I thought I should try to make an outfit for Hazel for Easter and a matching one for our American Girl, Jess. We don't go to a dressy church (most Sundays I wear jeans or a casual skirt), so we have no need of frilly Easter dresses. I wanted something fun that Hazel could wear to play in through the summer instead of a one-time wear sort of deal. I talked to her about it and she was excited. She requested "pink and purple stripes". Yikes. I had no intention of sewing ANYthing with pink and purple stripes. I had a bold floral or damask with a coordinating geometric print or polka-dot in mind. I set in out in search of fabric, hoping we could strike a compromise. I think we did! Pink and purple, bold floral, no stripes, coordinating geometric print.