I did a little sewing this weekend — and I mean “little” in every sense of the word:

Headband Scarf for My Daughter's American Girl Doll

Headband Scarf for My Daughter's American Girl Doll

PJ Bottoms to Match My Daughter's

PJ Bottoms to Match My Daughter's

The patterns were from this book.  I made a few rookie mistakes, like when it said to “cut four” of the pant pieces, I cut four all facing the same way.  While I felt kind of stupid, I also get frustrated that patterns — even easy patterns — assume knowledge on the part of the sewer.  But overall, I was pleased with how these items came out and I suppose it’s better to make those kinds of mistakes on doll clothes rather than adult garments, which is why I bought the book.  I am especially fortunate that my daughter is not snobby about what her doll wears.  Although she pours through the American Girl catalog endlessly, marking all the (outrageously expensive) items she’d like, she is also so happy to dress her doll in hand-knit — and now hand-sewn — items.

I made one more thing:

A Pin Cushion for My Sister

A Pin Cushion for My Sister

The pattern was from this book.  What to sew next?  More baby quilts after my next lesson in two weeks.  And my kids have been enjoying their PJ bottoms so much that I want a pair for myself.  Is there an easy (!!!) adult PJ bottoms pattern that you like?

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