My Girl Clothing Co. offers their wonderful shoes from $8-$12 and are just beautiful!
I always wonder how people get started with Sewing for 18 inch dolls and Donna shared this with me.
"I got started sewing for American Girl dolls about 27 years ago, when my youngest daughter asked for one for Christmas. She got Samantha, which right now, is the only American girl doll that I have, and that is just in keeping, because she will go to my granddaughter when she is old enough. The other dolls are Springfield, and 2 of the dolls are from LTD Commodities, not expensive, but a different face to play with. After my daughter outgrew her doll, she got put away for about 20 years. Last year I decided to get her out and start sewing again for her. My 2 granddaughters are just babies, but I wanted to get a head start on collecting for the dolls. After getting laid off 3 years ago, after 25 years in the travel industry, my kids finally convinced me to start a business making the doll clothes. They know that I love to do it, and know what I am capable of. I still had the patterns from Pleasant Co. for Samantha, and Molly, and a few others I had bought. Now I have many more, and if I don't, I make one. I can't say I have a favorite thing to make, as everything usually comes out so cute, and I love making the clothes. This is the first time in my life, I can truly say that I really love my job!!!"
I love to know what inspires people...
" What inspires me, are when people see my work, and just go on about how well made they are. I really don't like seeing poor work on doll clothes, that other people are selling. I think, also, that is what made me think I could really do well at this."
I loved her shoes and I had to know more about them...
"The shoes are a surprise to me. I thought I would try making a pair this fall, and have just kept on going. A girl has to have good shoes for her outfits. Sometimes I just see a pair of shoes somewhere, and then I try to make them. I really want to be different in my creations, to give all the doll lovers out there more choices. Ag is great, but is limited to what you can buy, and then they discontinue, too bad."
"I am also inspired by the children, I like to think I am inspiring imagination in a child when she plays with her doll. When Etsy lets me add more sections, I want to do a green(recycled) section, it's important, and sends a good message. Also, very soon I will sell complete seasonal wardrobes. Great for beginning a doll collection, or maybe a grandmother who needs a gift"
I could not agree more!
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