I have always thought that grown women who sew doll clothes (and, heaven forbid, display them in their homes) are kinda creepy. We all know that, right? It’s fine to sew doll clothes if you have kids, in a limited kind of “Oh, if I must” way, but anything else is just weird and not right.
Yeah, so I finally caved and we decided to give our two little girls American Girl dolls for Christmas. Dang, those are expensive. So, I’m not paying $25 for a little outfit. I figure my 8yo can practice her new sewing skills, and I’ll help her out with the tricky bits, and we’ll all be happy.
There was a nice sale on patterns this weekend and I picked up some doll patterns. I had never looked at doll patterns before, because as we all know doll patterns are creepy. However they do come in large variety, and they’re a good deal because you get about 9 outfits in each one. And the next thing I know, I’m putting doll sewing books on hold at the library and InterLibrary Loaning a couple more titles like International Wardrobe for Dolls and thinking “oh, look, I could sew an Irish dance costume, wouldn’t that be great since 8yo is in Irish dance!” (Mind you she hasn’t got a costume because Irish dance costumes are also creepy, not to mention $800 used! But this one is all one color and cute…)
I have become the monster. Somebody stop me before I turn into a scary doll-loving woman who sews tiny little outfits and displays them all around the house!!!