After yet another months-long sewing drought, I finally managed to get it together for long enough to sew a project for my Makies girls which I have been mulling over for a long time now. I have read that a lot of the vintage Skipper patterns fit Makies. Luckily, I have a lovely old Simplicity pattern which I’ve always wanted to try, and it was this outfit (number 4) that particularly caught my eye:
Super cute! It’s taken me a while (remember, I hand sew everything) but I’ve managed it. Verdict: the top is a bit loose so if I were to make it for Makies again, I’d do it a bit smaller, but the bloomers fit perfectly with no adjustment required. I also made another night-dress but by then I was kind of patterned out, so I just made it up as I went along. Would you like to see?
Why this burgeoning, inventive doll line disappeared just before Christmas (the closing-down message stated that it was a temporary situation and that Makies would be reopening in America shortly – which never happened) is so beyond me. What a shame, I would have loved a few more, and I know I’m not the only one.