Friday, November 30, 2012

Anticipating Santa



My mom used to give us new robes and jammies most every Christmas. It was the one gift we got to open on Christmas Eve. In retrospect, the idea there was probably so we would look cute for the Christmas morning photos. No matter...it was always so exciting to me to go to sleep on Christmas Eve in my new nightie with visions of sugarplums in my head.
 
My niece is getting her first American Girl doll this Christmas. I already had the idea to make her and her brother Christmas Eve robes and then decided how fun it would be for her doll to have a matching robe under the tree the next morning. How did Santa know?? And Joann's had their flannel on sale for 75% off so how could I possibly resist?
 
I won't review the doll pattern but it is B3329. Did it take  2 hours from start to finish? Maybe...but it was two hours of sheer joy and happy memories.
 
Olivia's robe is B5724 and is reviewed here if you have any little ones to surprise.
 
May all your sewing projects produce visions of sugarplums!
 
 

11 comments:

  1. how sweet - I did a similar thing for my DGD last year made her and her doll matching pj's and robe.

    very cute

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    1. Thanks for the 2 gold stars Pauline! I wish all projects went as quickly as those little ditties.

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  2. What fun! And what a lovely idea and set. The latest request I've received from DGS is for a batman cape. Whew - the original request was for Spiderman gloves that would shoot out webs...oh my!

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    1. Thanks, Coco! I couldn't get too excited about Spiderman gloves...good luck with that one...lol

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  3. Cute and lovely - and generous!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth. Sewing for little girls is so much fun. Dalton's? Eh...boys just are just so basic...lol

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  4. Wonderful, Dorcas! I hope to make a pair of coats for my granddaughter and her doll. You are right about the sweet memories in highlights!

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    1. Thanks, Martha! I was shocked to see all the doll clothes available and the detail in them. The truth is I'd rather super-size them for me!

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  5. Lucky niece! She's going to be one very happy little girl!

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    1. Thanks, Myra! Remember how exciting it was to get a new doll for Christmas? I'm happy for Santa to get credit for it!

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  6. Your niece will absolutely love the robe as well as the matching one for her new doll. They are adorable! My granddaughter has had her Am Girl doll for a few years now and I nearly always make matching outfits and they are always been a hit - you may have started a trend like me!

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