Thursday, October 23, 2008

Meet Kit and Molly

Here are the American Girl dolls, just in case you aren't familiar with them.

Kit is a 9 year old girl growing up around 1934.

Molly is a 9 year old girl growing up around 1944.

Here are Sweetheart's and Little Bit's costumes for our American Girl tea party in November.

We even found a green barrette for "Kit's" hair!

That collar is an entire blog post on its own.

The skirts aren't hemmed yet, and there are lots of messy mistakes along the way, and my seam ripper got used over-time. But I am very pleased with the results. I think they will work great!

10 comments:

  1. Amazing!!! You did a fantastic job!

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  2. Wow! I am seriously impressed!!! I wish I had that creativity and talent! You are an awesome mom!

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  3. Can't wait to see the girls in them. How fun!

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  4. wow I am impressed! Seriously they are wonderful!

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  5. YOU MADE THESE????????????????????

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  6. Well.....the shirt for Kit was a hand-me-down. Obviously I don't have the skills to make that! I did sew both skirts and Molly's shirt is a boys' long sleeved t-shirt from Wal-Mart that I painted the argyle design on.

    Cause I can't knit a sweater.

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  7. You PAINTED the argyle design?

    Ok, I could maybe pull that off if I found it on clip art, printed it, then safety-pinned it on the shirt.

    These costumes are TERRIFIC, as is the themed costume party. I like how it allows for the fun of play and make-believe without all the nonsense of Halloween. And a tea party with personalized china! Wish I could come. :-)

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  8. Oh Aunt Bossy--if you could only see a close up of that shirt! I just cut a sponge to somewhat of a diamond shape and sponge painted red diamonds on it. Then I free-handed the green lines while Sweetheart hung over me saying, "Watch out Mom! You're getting crooked!"
    But, resemblance is all I was going after so...we're good.

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  9. I tried to post a comment but blogger was unavailable.

    I was going to say:

    "Please don't tell me you knit that sweater!"

    But it's not funny now. Oh well. :0)

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I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)