Oh wow, hard to believe, but…
It’s already time to start planning the summer sew-along!
If you’re new to the blog, you might not know this, but for the past few years I’ve done a summer sew-along, where people make each week’s pattern and post pix of it. Long-time followers are surely looking forward to it, but this year, there’s the issue of April and what to do with her during that time. I had planned to have her travel around CO this year to see historical sites, etc. but the weather has so far not been cooperative with (seemingly) record levels of snow and generally not-nice weather to take her outside in. So…you’ve got two options:
- Option 1: Sundresses and Sandals – I started this last summer/early fall when I was super “into” my Paola Reina Amigas, thinking it would be the SSA for this year. There are several cute/easy dress and sandal patterns about halfway done in 13″ doll size, which might be a welcome change for some people from the cloth-bodied 18″ dolls. It would also address different types of sandals, which were neglected during “shoe school”. These would be to fit dolls like PR las Amigas, Cheries, Hearts for Hearts, Little Darlings, etc. and the dresses could be enlarged for Sashas and KnC. If we do this option, everything April-related would have to be suspended for a while.
- Option 2: Concentrate on April, with a summer series of outfits for her size, and maybe some craft projects for her to use while camping/gardening/sewing for her doll/etc. Possibly a travel journal of where she’s been and pix of her at interesting/historical places around her farm and CO.