Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Midweek With Marion

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to the second Midweek With Marion! If this is your first time to visit, I'm on a tangent sewing doll clothes for my little granddaughter's American Girl Doll knock-off. I'm using my AGD knock-off, Marion, who will be my little model. So each Wednesday I'll share with you another outfit.
 I thought this little play outfit turned out pretty cute, don't you? I combined a small floral print with a matching soft red and white checked fabric and then added a little bit of rick rack.
 The pattern had a pattern for a cute little heart shaped applique and I just had to put it on Marion's outfit. I just pinned it down and zigzagged around it.
 Here I used the tiny little red and white check to make her some little bloomers. She is not shy at all about showing them to you either.
 Okay, here is where I winged it! I just thought a little hat of some sort would be so cute and at the time this was the only pattern I had ~ no cap or hat pattern. So what was I to do? Make it up! Yep, I'm so talented like that. I cut a circle for the top using a little bitty plate and a bigger circle for the brim or flipped up part. I lined it so when the brim was flipped up there would be the coordinating fabric showing. I really don't know exactly what I did but it worked! It came out looking like a little hat. But since the brim was kinda strange, I had to fix it.
 I flipped it up on one side and added a little flower and button. I just cut a long rectangular strip, folding it in half, sewed it and turned and fabric back out to the right side and gathered it up tightly and voila, I had made a gathered circle. I sewed a button in the middle and then hot glued it to the little hat.
 Hey, it's not perfect folks. Do I care? Heck no! Will little granddaughter care? Double heck no! :)
Here you can see the brim flipped up where I had to 'adjust' the brim to make it fit with the crown part. I wasn't going to give up just because I didn't have a pattern. I'm a little stubborn that way. But I think it's pretty cute. Marion likes it and I don't know for sure she'll give it up to Ruby Sparkles (granddaughter's doll).
 This is the same pattern I used for last week's outfit. This time I used the first view. You see there was a little head scarf but Marion refused to wear one. So now you know why I just had to make her a hat.
Hope you've liked the little play suit Marion is modeling today. Please come back next Wednesday and I'll show you another outfit. I'll continue Midweek With Marion until I tire of making doll clothes. I wanted to make these for my little granddaughter's Christmas but I don't know if I can last that long. Shoot! I've already given her the outfit I made for last week! ;) I'm a sucker for that little girl.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Time In A Bottle

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with
~ sung by Jim Croce


  1. When I saw on my sidebar your Note Songs - Midweek with Marion - I had to run over here very fast, very excited to see what you had sewn this week - and I was not disappointed! This is the cutest little outfit every! I love the color fabrics you put together, I love the heart - but the hat is the cat's meow!!! Love that little flower on it and the way it is taller in that one section, sheer genius! I'd be like you, don't know if I could give this one up! Can't wait to see what you make next week!


  2. Adorable! The hat is my favorite!! I have an idea ~ every other outfit you make should be one for fall or winter, that way you will have a wardrobe ready for Christmas. I am already thinking that Marion will need a skating outfit :-)

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. I am enjoying the fashion show each week! So darn cute and you my friend, are so talented. I wondered if you could hold out on giving them to the Grandgirl. They do have us wrapped around their tiny little fingers don't they!

  4. Any outfit that has a matching hat is perfect to me!

  5. Love the fabrics Shelia...super cute! You are so talented!

  6. You have so much patience with the doll clothes. So tedious and yet you make it look so simple. BEAUTIFUL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Adorable, Shelia! I love anything with checks and this outfit is no exception. You are very talented!!!

    Take care!


  8. How sweet! I should probably go and buy this pattern. I wanted to make some baby doll p js and this would be a cute pattern for that! I did a Wednesday Wee Ones for years...maybe we should start it back up. I love your sweet doll clothes and I'll join you with a post next week! Have fun! Hugs, Diane

  9. That is just darling, Shelia. I probably have an easy pattern for a hat for the AG dolls. Let me check...if so I will just make you a traced copy.and send it to you. xo Diana

  10. Oh my, Marion has my sun dress that my mom made for me and my sister! My mom had rick rack up the kazoo and all sorts of embellishments for our handmade dresses. So darling and perfect song, Kathleen in Az

  11. I have always loved dolls and doll clothes. You are so talented and Carter is very lucky! Mama had a friend that made Barbie clothes for me when I was little. Some of those outfits had matching hats too! xoxo

  12. Too cute! Great idea for your granddaughter's doll. She's going to have quite a nice collection! I still have my daughter's American a Girl doll collection, furniture and clothes. I figured if she had a daughter someday that it might get used again. :-)

  13. Hi Shelia, oh this play outfit is so darling. Love the fabric and the little gingham heart you added. You gave her a sweet hat too. I can see you are having so much fun designing these adorable outfits for your grand doll. What a talent you are. Carter is a blessed little one!!
    Have fun!! Hugs, cm

  14. Shelia I love her sundress! The hat you made is adorable! I look forward to next Wednesday to see what you do!

  15. That is so cute. Love the little hat. Have you given your granddaughter any of the clothes yet?

  16. What a really cute sundress and the hat sends it right over the top! My Mom used to made all of mine and my three sisters dresses, we always matched! I love to sew, and have't in a while, and you did a really great job!

  17. You are so talented, Shelia! Soooo cute!...Christine


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