Today I made Saige an Artist's Smock. The American Girl Store sells accessories for Saige which include an easel, canvases, paints and brushes but NO smock. So, I figured every artist needs a smock........and a tie-dyed kerchief.............and a palette..........with paint dabs. These are now in my new etsy shop, IT'S A DOLL'S WORLD.
I read the two Saige books last week and I have to admit that I really liked them! They are sweet stories about family, girls' relationships and growing up. Saige lives in New Mexico. When I was in 4th grade we were assigned to write about a state. I chose New Mexico. I even got a letter back from the governor at that time! Saige loves to paint and has a close relationship with her grandmother. I am a pastel and watercolor painter as well. So I have enjoyed making clothes and accessories for Saige. Check out some of my creations.............
I tie-dyed this fabric sheet in 1995 while living in Denver. I made roman shades out of it at the time. I still have some of the left over fabric............I knew it would come in handy sometime.
Saige's paint palette is made out of craft foam. I just dabbed some paint on to look like she has been painting.
The paint brush and the box of paints actually belong to a set I bought for my daughter's doll, Samantha, about 20 years ago.
I decided to splatter some paint on one of the artist smocks that I made. I think it looks more realistic.
I found the easel and small canvas at Joann's
Here is a trio of skinny jeans I made using a Liberty Jane pattern. I used denim with spandex. I love how they turned out! They have four working pockets, mock fly, elastic in the waist and fit the dolls so cute!
Here's a little top I made using a SchoolHouse pattern. It is such a simple pattern that it would be a great choice to use to teach your daughter how to sew. I love the little ruffle on the bottom and it fits perfectly! It closes in the back with velcro and has matching capris if you want to make them as well.