This year we are encouraging our children to consider making Christmas gifts with their own two hands and to take put some thought about what their siblings might enjoy and some effort into choosing what they would make.
Some scraps of fabric, a few sewing patterns, the sewing machine and opportunity were all my daughter needed in order to create a special Christmas gift for her little sister.
After assisting me with the nightgown and pajamas I made for the the American Girl Doll Mega Giveaway, my 12 year old decided she would make a wardrobe for her 7 year old sister. I call this creative. thrifty. generous. (I also call this Home Ec 101!)
She took this on entirely by herself, choosing the fabrics and patterns from ones I had stashed away in my cupboards. Each day my little seamstress produced one new garment, while I distracted the recipient. Keeping Christmas Surprises a surprise is one of the challenges of having a large family. It isn’t easy!
You can find the patterns for these dresses at agplaythings.com. You can see other fabulous creations for 18″ dolls at Diana Rambles, Sews and Bows, Gina’s Craft Corner, Jessica’s Doll Closet, GiGi’s Doll Creations, Jewell Star Doll Clothes. Are there holiday preparations taking place and special projects being created in your home these days?
Have you entered the American Girl Doll Mega Giveaway yet? The winner will receive an American Girl Doll of their choice plus a fabulous doll wardrobe provided by some amazingly talented ladies.
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