Tuesday, May 22, 2012

American Girl "Addy" Dress and Summer Gifts


Can't you feel it??

One of the best things about summer is...no more school! Now, I'm not in school, but as a tutor, I think it's possible that teachers/tutors look forward to summer break WAY more than the students do. (No offense, students...it's not you, it's us!)

I'm going to miss my students though. They've been great, and I wanted to show them that by giving them a little something to start their summer off right.

Aren't these towels adorable?

I picked them up at WalMart along with some inexpensive sunglasses and sunscreen, one for each of my students. The sunglasses and sunscreen are actually wrapped inside the towels, which are tied up with twine. I also found these delicious-looking popsicle gift tags, which went perfectly with the bright towels. Mmm...now I want a popsicle.

My most recent sewing project (due in less than three weeks, yikes!) is recreating the American Girl "Addy" dress for a friend's play.

I'll be using Simplicity 3725, matched with this beautiful print from Etsy seller moderncloth.

I'm hoping to be able to develop a pattern for this dress so that others can use it too. I'm amazed that no one has developed any child-sized American Girl patterns yet! 

This also may be my last post for a while, as I will be moving out in a few days and will not have much access to a computer. Here's hoping I find a cheap laptop soon!

Much love <3

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