But sometimes I come up with these ideas...do a little research...and act upon my ideas. Most of the time they are total failures. I have little pockets of time to get things done...many...many...many interruptions if I try to focus on one particular task for a long period of time. So I rush through things and then most of my crazy ideas are a total fail.
I am NOT a sewer (is that a word??). I can hardly sew a straight line....cut a straight line...and have this sewing machine that breaks every 2 seconds...even though it is new! Who has time to read manuals?
So my crazy idea of the week....sew some doll clothes for my girls' American Girl dolls. Their clothes are so expensive and I am the biggest cheapskate ever. They purchased a few at the official AG store and I know they are getting a few from relatives for their upcoming birthdays...but hey...why not try to sew up a few of my own?
My plan of action was to take advantage of the deep summer deals at local consignments stores. Cute baby things can be snatched up right now for $1-$2 per piece. I bought a bag full of little baby clothes for only $24 including tax and went to town sewing.
Some tips before you read on...if you want to try to do this on your own....
- Newborn or premie sizes work the best
- Ask your kids what they want....sometimes they don't agree on what you are thinking and do have ideas of their own.
- Turn items inside out and pin...pin...pin!
- Think outside the box...sometimes you can just use an arm or a leg of something to make something really cute!