Doll clothes swap!
Yipee, Melissa and I are excited to host our first swap event! Would anyone like to swap doll clothes?
It will work like this: if you are interested, email us and we will put you in a small group (no larger than 4) and send you the addresses of your swap partners. Then, the idea is that you make four of the same little outfit, and mail one each to the folks in your group - the other people doing the same - and when you receive your packages you end up with a little unique doll clothes wardrobe. I was thinking that it would be really sweet, even if you didn't have a child who would enjoy playing dress-up with you and your doll clothes, to do something like mounting them in a shadow-box and making a lovely hanging decoration... or whatever. Who doesn't want cute handmade doll clothes? And, if we get enough people to participate, we'll have everyone make just one extra of their outfit, and we can see if we can make little bundles of doll clothes with a doll to donate to a shelter for battered women and children I know of near me.
Other details: for simplicity's sake, let's all make the clothes in a size medium - which loosely translates into a little outfit that would fit a doll (or stuffed mouse) between 16 - 18". If you would like to use a pattern, one that has some adorable options is Simplicity 4707 (Melissa made some very cute clothes from this in an earlier post - see the "doll clothes" label to the right) - or you could just wing it. Enjoy and be creative! Oh, and we were thinking that our loose theme will be "A DAY IN PARIS" - if you need some inspiration. Or, you could do something else, if the urge strikes (ie, "a day at the Met" or even "a day at the roller-rink").
Have fun! We can't wait to see what you all make. Sign up in the next 2 weeks (by Jan. 23) and mail off by Feb. 20th.