Wow, what a year we’ve all had! It certainly has brought its challenges and I’d like to acknowledge those who were diverted from making doll clothes for a time so that you could sew face masks in an effort to keep family and friends safe. It’s wonderful to know that because you share a love of sewing, you were able to contribute in such a valuable way.
Some very positive things have also come from this year. I’ve actually had a number of people join me in learning how to sew in an effort to fill in their many hours during lock down. Not only have they become competent sewers, they have now become addicted to sewing doll clothes – YAY!!!!
It has also brought to light some very inspiring people such as Yvonne, who brought joy to her neighbourhood with ‘The Adventures of Vacciney’ which was featured in one of my earlier blog posts. This is a wonderful story and well worth a read.
This year saw the release of my Peasant Skirt pattern for 18 Inch and American Girl dolls and the Peasant Skirt pattern for 18 ½ Inch Cabbage Patch Kids. These patterns have proved to be super popular and I’m not sure if it’s because it comes with a number of variations, because it’s super quick and easy to make, or because it just looks adorable.
I’ve also added some more blog posts with tips on sewing with stretch fabric, using your serger/overlocker, making tiny straps and working with fat quarters. If you want to refer back to these blog posts, remember you will find links to these and lots of other helpful blog posts on my Free Resources page.
Our fabulous Facebook group has continued to grow and we now have over 1700 awesome members. It’s such a lovely place to hang out as everyone is so friendly and encouraging. And talk about inspiration! I recently spent a good half hour just scrolling through some of the amazing photos that were posted this year. Thank you to each and every one of you as you have become my special ‘online family’.
It’s at this time of the year that I also like to remind people how my 18 inch and American Girl Funky Fur pattern can be made into a ‘Santa Suit’. It looks super cool and is a huge hit with the little ones. Works just as well for the 18 ½ inch Cabbage Patch Kids Funky Fur pattern too. If you’d like to know more about this, check out my blog post, ‘How to Make a Doll Clothes Santa Suit’.
And finally, I’d like to thank you all for your wonderful support again this year. Without you, I wouldn’t be here!
Wishing you a fantastic Holiday season and here’s hoping 2021 will be a year full of positivity, friendships and of course lots and lots of doll related sewing.