Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Midweek with Marion

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Midweek with Marion. Babbette was too busy playing this week and didn't want to try on any new clothes so I left her to her toys and made Marion a new outfit.
 I decided to make Marion this little playsuit. Isn't it sweet?
 I used this pretty fabric, red, gray and white and added the tiny little red and white check for the accents. Red buttons down the front for some cuteness.
 The red checked fabric was used for the puff sleeves and the little border at the ends of the legs.
 Here's the pattern I used and you can see the playsuit at the top left. Now I've used this pattern before, a dress, and it fit her just fine. But I should have measured her from the shoulder to her straddle because it's a little tight. Good thing she's a doll because if she were a real little girl she would not be too comfy in this outfit I'm afraid. So I marked my pattern pieces in case I make this again to lengthen the straddle. That sounds funny doesn't it? 'The straddle' is what my mother always called this area so I do too! 
We're through now, Marion. What? Oh, okay. She wants me to mention how pretty her hair looks combed into a side ponytail. What? Yes, darling, they all think your hair looks lovely! Dolls! What cha gonna do? :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you wih a little Note Song ~

She Lets Her Hair Down

 She walks barefoot through the meadow early in the mornin'
Early in the mornin' ev'ry day
And she wakes up the sleepin' flowers early in the mornin'
Early in the mornin' on the way

And she lets her hair down when the sun comes up
Yes, she lets her hair down
And the morning glows bright with a newborn light
Yes, the morning glows bright

She goes walkin' past my window early in the mornin'
Early in the mornin' on the way
Some day I'll reach out and touch her early in the mornin'
Early in the mornin' one fine day

And I'll give her my love till the day I die
Yes, I'll give her my love
And the morning glows bright with a newborn light
Yes, the morning glows bright

She walks barefoot through the meadow early in the mornin'
Early in the mornin' ev'ry day

And the morning glows bright with a newborn light
Yes, the morning glows bright

And I'll give her my love till the day I die
Yes, I'll give her my love

And she lets her hair down when the sun comes up
Yes, she lets her hair down

And she lets her hair down when the sun comes up
Yes, she lets her hair down
~ sung by The Tokens

32 comments:

  1. Hello. Your outfit looks so sweet. I love the two fabrics you have chosen. The sandals are great too. The pattern you have used to make this sweet outfit is for the Daisy Kingdom Dolls and they are a bit shorter than the American Girl size dolls. That is probably why it is a bit snug. I am sure it is something you could adjust easy enough. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the little jumpsuit! The pattern and colors are sweet. Have a happy day!

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  3. I love the little jumpsuit! The pattern and colors are sweet. Have a happy day!

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  4. Cute playsuit! Perhaps Babbette can wear it when she gets older;) Kathleen in Az

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  5. Oh Shelia,
    The little playsuit turned out great. Marion does look very sweet in it and of course her hair is just lovely. So much fun playing dolly dress-up. I'm playing today too. I'd love for you to come and visit if you have a chance.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  6. Adorable! I love the fabric you chose. It has a vintage vibe to it, and Marion looks pretty cute even if she can't lift her arms over her head. hehe

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  7. Marion's outfit is so cute! Is that a new pattern or an older one? I think I still have the doll that models the outfits on the pattern. I'll have to check - I may have passed her one quite a few years ago. I hope not. It would be fun to make outfits for her for time my little grandgirls are here! You are such an inspiration, my friend. Perhaps soon I can get back to my sewing room!
    ~Adrienne~

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  8. It turned out very nicely! Now, what grade is she in and did she start school yet? :) If her straddle is tight just don't wear that outfit to school on gym day! :)

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  9. Hi Shelia,

    The little outfit makes me smile.....so delightful.

    You have to stop this.....you are making me want to dig out my sewing machine again. Ha.

    Happy day!

    xo
    Barb

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  10. I can see her bouncing through a meadow now, picking flowers!

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  11. Oh WOW Shelia! You made the cutest outfit and I love the fabric you chose for Marion. I too love her ponytail.
    Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  12. Hi Shelia! Marion looks really good in her combo and with her lovely and sleek ponytail. Have a nice week!

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  13. That is one of her cutest yet- and those bling-y sandals are too cute, too!

    You are so talented.

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  14. All your outfits are always adorable. You are so gifted. Have a nice week. xo

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  15. Cute! She looks ready for a playdate!

    Judy

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  16. Adorable jumpsuit...and yes her hair in a ponytail is beautiful! Straddle...huh...I'm going to use that word from now on.

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  17. So cute! Those sandals are precious! I'm back to blogging and hope you can pop over to see my new site.
    Cottage Blessings,
    Rebecca
    Chippy White Cottage
    (formerly Our Back Porch)

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  18. Mario looks real cute in her new outfit, so cool for the summer.
    Have a lovely week.

    Diana

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  19. Marion's outfit is really pretty! And your attention to detail is amazing...that had to be a lot of work! Love the fabrics! :) ~Rhonda

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  20. She's a doll! Ahem...(!!!). I simply love her outfit..the fabrics are so cute!! Keep it up Shelia!

    Jane xxx

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  21. What a cute outfit! Love those cute little sandals too!

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  22. Shelia, Well done! She is very cute in her new playsuit. You know I love anything doll related. judy j

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  23. What a darling outfit, Sheila! Your mama was so polite to call it "the straddle" because it sounds much nicer than what I call it....the CROTCH...lol!

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  24. Adorable outfit and I love those little silver sandals!!

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  25. Adorable outfit and I love those little silver sandals!!

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  26. That little suit is so sweet.........love the tiny red check!! xoxo

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  27. Too cute! Love the side ponytail. My mother used to call it the straddle, too. Maybe it was an Alabama thing?

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  28. Very cute! I like her shoes too! Straddle sounds very Texas to me! xx

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  29. She is adorable! Mixing the gingham with the pretty flowers worked great. And what a cute pattern. I'm so happy she's playing this week! Have FUN! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  30. Hi Shelia, Love this adorable play suit. The fabric is so pretty mixed with the gingham. Her little shoes are too sweet. Have a great weekend. Blessings and Hugs, cm

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  31. Oh she's so cute in her little play suit! I love the fabrics you chose, and I'm sure she does too!

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