Friday, October 21, 2011

Store bought vs. making it

I'm the first to admit that I'm no seamstress.  Especially in 1/6 scale.  From the beginning, I have always said Agnes' wardrobe would be a combination of store bought and "mommy made" fashions.  As I think more about this, I think any of the items you would need/get in your every day wardrobe should be store bought (if possible).  Specialty items such as party dresses and one of a kind styles should be made.

So, with this in mind, I have been desperately seeking clothes that "fit" Agnes off the shelf.  Her thin torso makes this a little challenging.  Also,  she has lovely delicate fingers.  I won't force them into any outfit so I have learned to adapt by opening sleeves to accommodate her hands.

So here's a jacket I got for Agnes. (Oh and a pair of cargo pants).  The cargo pants are too short, the sleeve of the jacket are a bit short -- this reminds me of shopping with my oldest daughter ;)

The boots are from Mimiwoo


  1. Cute! I love this idea of having one doll and building her world. Agnes is very lucky to have you!

  2. Thank you for the kind comment. I've been inspired by Betty Modish (who I had the pleasure of seeing at the Wenham Museum in Massachusetts). I read a book years ago about her wardrobe -- Betty's owner and her mom made an elaborate wardrobe -- I've always wanted to do the same but lacked a doll that inspired me.