B picked out this piece of flannel about a year ago and it has been floating around in the closet ever since then. Well, in observation of my word for 2009 - ACTION - it has finally fulfilled it's purpose in life.
This was the pattern used, but "Kaya," being Nez Perce, opted for a less pink and frilly version:
And a girl's doll ought to be modest, too, so the teeny scraps were stretched to eek out some under-shorts.
Most (all?) ready-made doll clothing uses Velcro for fastening, but it gets caught in the dolls hair, and on other things (the Velcro on L's shoes snagged and tore her new tights in multiple spots on Sunday), and as you can see in the first picture, pulls Kaya's hair out of her braids. (A random personal note: Velcro pretty much annoys me in general.)
So instead of the Velcro called for in the pattern, snaps were used and work just fine.
It took all of about 2 hours to make this - something that has been put off for months and could easily have been done and being used.