And a pair of matching "knickers":
The pattern is from Pixie Faire, as usual. They have the darnedest cutest patterns! It was easy to sew, although I made it more time-consuming, of course, by adding the heart embellishments. I used knit fabrics, and for the bias binding, I used some thin double-knit fabric that my mother-in-law had given me some time ago. It had already been cut into 10" squares for a quilt, but I cut it into strips, and they happened to be just the right length, so I didn't even have to splice anything - yay! However, I've never seen a print so crooked on fabrics before (and I've seen some doozies!). I did have a hard time finding stripes that were straight enough for the binding, but they turned out okay. And the blooper I made on the back of one of the gowns by putting the binding on the wrong way hardly even shows. ;-Þ
Then, I was afraid Courtney's first doll would feel bad about the 2nd one having a new nightie and she didn't, so what could I do but.....
Heheh.... I have a feeling I will be making pairs of any future doll clothes. Which is fine, although doing them "assembly-line" does require lots of thread changing!
So here are Courtney's "Valentine"....
.... all set to "mix or match".
I think Courtney was quite pleased. She said she was going to put them on her dolls when she got home last night. They'll probably get a lot of use, because I think the dolls spend a lot of time in bed - ha! Why not, when they have such cute bunk beds and monogrammed blankies?! :)
My next project is already in the works! But Courtney had her own idea for a project when she got here after school yesterday, and we managed to finish it before Daddy arrived to pick her up. I'll be showing it to you soon!