After one of the blog readers posted her adorable American Girl version of the Izzy Top (thanks Becky!) I realized I should just go ahead and create a digital pattern for everyone. My first attempt turned out just a bit small, so I'll try again tomorrow and see if I can make something that doesn't require squeezing the stuffing out of the doll in order to get it snapped :)
And while I had baby dolls on the brain, I drafted a newborn size pants pattern for my girls' newborn size dolls. And then it turned out so cute in the newborn size (although what isn't cute when it's that little!) I graded the pattern up to a 24 months and made a pair for Mae. Once I put together the directions for the tutorial I'm hoping there are a few moms, grandmas, aunts etc. who might be able to test the pattern for me. It will be free for everyone, but I like to make sure that it fits first.
I haven't been doing much sewing lately, and I'm sure I won't do much for most of the summer, but I hope to release both the Nell pattern and the baby pants pattern in the next month or so before I take some time off from blogging to spend the summer with my kids :)