My daughter Hannah and I went to a new quilt shop in town. They have a ton of fabric to choose from and Hannah was drawn to the shelf full of fat quarters. I told her she could pick two and we would come up with something to make, but she couldn't decide on just two. I told her she could have three if she told me what she wanted to make with them. She said she wanted to make a bedding set for Rosalina - her "American Girl" doll. (Don't tell her, but it isn't really AG. It came from Target and it was about a third the price of a real one.) It's a deal! I'll give it my best shot.
First up was the pillow. Hannah chose the blue fabric for this and she requested ruffles. This is what I came up with. I gave her the job stuffing the pillow after it was sewn, while I moved on to the fitted sheet.
She wanted the gold (looks brown in the photos) fabric for the fitted sheet. I boxed off the corners and then hemmed all the way around the edge. I ran a narrow elastic through the hem. And that's all there was to it. The mattress is a small, rectangular pillow.
And now for the blanket. Hannah saved the purple fabric for this. I had a small section of the blue leftover after the pillow, so I sewed that across the top. I cut a piece of white fleece the same size as the blue and purple fabric. Then I put the right sides together and sewed almost all the way around the edge, leaving a small gap for turning it right side out. I trimmed the edges, clipped the corners, and turned it, making sure to get as crisp of corners as possible. Then I topstitched all the way around the top, near the edge. And done.
Now Rosalina can nap in style!
|Rosalina wearing an outfit I made for Hannah's birthday|
Once again, things turned out better than I expected, so I didn't take in-progress photos, not anticipating a post about it. If you have questions about any of it, leave a comment and I will try to answer. Enjoy!