I've gathered a stack of fabrics which I hope to soon be sewing into a doll layette for some of Lucie's dolls for Christmas. Last year I purchased some patterns from the French company Citronille, which are designed to fit the amazing Waldorf style dolls from Happy to See You. I also purchased the doll sleeping bag pattern and hope to get to that as well.
I noticed after picking out the fabrics I want to use, that they're nearly all garment fabrics-- I have a few Liberty prints leftover from the things I made for Lucie's nursery, some heathered wools, cotton sherpas, and various other cotton prints. I'm considering turning her baby sweater into a little pillow or something.
I'm so happy that I can finally put these adorable buttons to use that I bought way before I had kids on a trip to NYC's garment district. I've hesitated to use them on kid's clothing because, well, kids eventually outgrow their clothing and I couldn't bear to let the buttons go. At least dolls don't outgrow their clothes, so these buttons can stick around for a good long while.
When I bought the patterns from Citronille, I accidentally bought two of the Henriette pattern. I'd like to give it away to someone who leaves a comment, but please only comment if you have an actual use for this pattern and intend to sew doll clothes for a doll sized 32-42 cm. US only. (oh, and the pattern is in French, so a working knowledge of French would help).
I forgot to say-- leave a comment on this post if you are interested in that pattern and I will pick one at random on Friday. Thanks!