I *might* be slightly obsessed with Starz Outlander based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. But you knew that already. I'm having way too much fun. I decided my American Girl Doll needed a green plaid outfit to match her new Rent Collecting Shawl. I vowed I would NOT purchase any green plaid material, but if I happened to find some in my basement fabric stash, I would see what I could do.
Guess what? I found a few scraps of green plaid. SQUEE!
I cut a piece approximately 48 x 14 inches. I folded a 1' hem on the top and bottom of the fabric and sewed it. I left an opening at the top to pull the drawstring through. My finished dimensions are approximately 48 x12 inches.
I ironed the skirt and put a safety pin on the 5-foot long ribbon to pull it through the draw string opening. I pulled it tight and had a nice looking pseudo pleated arasaid. OK - go with me on this. We're playing dolls here. Imagination is half the fun!
Ta da! My AGD has her very own plaid. I thought about making a green plaid bodice, too, but I knew that would take more creativity, sewing skills, and time than a simple rectangular drawstring skirt. Maybe later.
Add my Rent Collecting Shawl and it's not bad for a tribute to Claire.
You can call me Sassenach.
Now I just want AGD to make a line of Highlanders. I'd love to dress up Dougal, Angus, Rupert and oh yeah, that Jamie character. ;)
There you have it. Since I don't have daughters, I have to play dress up dolls by creating little patterns and having fun myself. Hehehe.