As the colours for the doll's stockings, blouse etc are working out well, it seemed a good time to start on the skirt. Ordinarily when making doll's clothes it's very much a case of cut, sew, cut a bit more, sew a bit more until there's some approximation of fit! But here? With this one? Oh no. Nothing less than a toile made up in scrap fabric. With French Seams.
What got into me I'm not so sure, but it was liberating - no worries if it didn't look right, or the length was off or any of a dozen ways it could normally go wrong! And the result? Meh, it's ok. Just ok. The waistband could be a lot better and it definitely needs to be fuller . But that's fine. It just means I get to play around with it tomorrow too. Which brings me to this little poster from Flow magazine which sits above the sewing desk. I'm learning to do this all over again and it feels pretty good.