Happy Autumn! (Maybe)


What’s autumn like where you live?  Are you wearing shorts?  Raking leaves?  If you live in Coal Creek Canyon, your autumn consists of being trapped on a mountain 20 miles from the nearest grocery store with a flooded downstairs, ruined carpet, 50 degree temps and no heat or hot water because the roads look like the pic below!

This is a neighbor’s house.  That new “waterfall” is courtesy of the flood, and those exposed black pipes are gas lines, normally buried maybe 4-5′ underground…hence no heat or hot water!  Our neighbor said all that damage happened  in one night.  What you can’t see is the mudslide that buried one of his cars…

There’s only one road out of the canyon and it looks like this.

I actually did this post long before the flood hit us, so the rest of it is happy and doll-related.

The “official” beginning of fall is this Sunday; is your doll ready for apple picking and drives through the country to see the changing foliage?

I put together a couple of pieces to add to your doll’s fall wardrobe. This is different from the summer sew-along, where all the pieces were intended to go together and be mix and match. Instead, these are separates to work with things your doll already has. Maybe she can even put them together with things you made in the summer sew-along!

The fun and frilly A-line dress from summer turns sophisticated in a neutral palette of colors with piping instead of rickrack to give it a more tailored look. It is topped by a charcoal colored pleated jacket with red accents giving the ensemble a “pop” of color.

Included in this collection is:

A sleeveless jumper to wear by itself if you live in a warm area, or over a long sleeve T-shirt if you live in a colder area. (On Sasha)

An A-line skirt with eye-catching gathered pockets (on Marietta)

If your dolls would like a little something to top their new outfits, the pattern for the pleat-front jacket (on the AG) is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenwrenne


Coming next week:  A long sleeved boho-style top reminiscent of some of Sasha’s 70s dresses that you can leave short to wear over leggings or lengthen into a dress

There are also TWO new historical collections in the works, (look for the first one in October…maybe)

4 responses »

  1. Wow! Hopefully no more floods! Take care, and good luck with the clean-up. The new outfits are really cute, the jacket is sweet. 🙂

  2. Pretty dress, bravo.
    Thank you for the two tutorials offered.
    I can afford to translate and offer my friends who do not speak English and love your tutorials? I do a little English.
    Not easy for us to buy abroad.
    good day
    Danielle (Paris-France)

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