I honestly can’t believe that I’m sitting down to write yet another Christmas blog, where has the year gone? I don’t know about you but time is going WAY too quick these days and my grandson is already 10 months old!
This year again saw the release of four new patterns in both the 18 inch American Girl size and the 18 ½ Cabbage Patch sizes. I started with the Strappy Top, an easy pattern to get me started back into the swing of videoing and then came the Drop Waist Dress 5 Ways. This has been one of my most popular dresses and it was certainly a challenging one for me to film as I had so many different options to demonstrate, then poor Brad had to organize it onto the website and make sure that everything flowed to the next step correctly. Thanks for your patience on this one Brad. ?
The Trendy Transformable Top was my next pattern and again, I couldn’t resist giving you several variations on this one too! Then a surprise pattern was the Multi-Size Nappy. I say, ‘surprise’ because I hadn’t planned on doing this one due to the 18 inch dolls not normally wearing nappies. But after a few requests from customers to share the pattern I use to make nappies for my Doll Clothes website, I set about filming and I have to say a thank you to those who encouraged me to make this one as it has proved to be another popular pattern.
The thing that has brought me the most joy this year, has undoubtedly been watching all the members of my Facebook Sew and Show group supporting each other on their sewing journey and sharing their creations with us all. We have nearly 1200 members now and I love the way this group has become more like an extended family with people from all over the world bonding over their love of dolls and sewing doll clothes. I am so proud to be part of this group and would like to thank everyone who contributes because you are what makes this group so special.
A special thank you to all my awesome customers because without your support and feedback, I would not be here. I wish you a wonderful holiday season with your families and I’m excited about what we have in store for 2020!