Poppy and Luna

One bright summer day, after a long day of exploring the vast forest, Poppy lay down to rest near a little creek.

As she lay there, she began to make up stories in her head about dragons and fairies and other make-believe creatures.

All of a sudden a fairy appeared right before her eyes.

“Am I dreaming? Or are you real?” Poppy questioned.

“I am very real and my name is Luna,” Answered the Fairy as she landed on Poppy’s stomach.

“My name is Poppy,” Poppy replied.

“I was wondering if you were real, because you can see me. Most humans cannot,” explained Luna.

“Really?” asked Poppy, sitting up. “I’ve always believed fairies were real, but everyone’s always told me that the idea was silly.”

“That’s why most people can’t see us. One has to believe we exist to see us. On the other hand, the elves can control who sees them, but they also have much stronger magic than we do.”

“Wow!” exclaimed Poppy, “so elves exist too?”

“Yep,” Said Luna, “Come with me and you can meet the other fairies and maybe the elves too. And then we can tell you all about the magic of The Island.”

“Ok,” Poppy decided.

And together they went off to see the most sacred parts of the forest.

   

WIP – Early 1900’s undergarments

Samantha was my first American Girl doll that I received back as a young girl. Sewing clothing for her was how I learned to sew and perfected my sewing skills. Originally, I mostly sewed modern clothes for her because I didn’t really have access to sewing patterns for 1904. But, as I got older I really wanted her to stay in her proper time and so I started sewing proper dresses for her. Of course the only pattern I really had was the original Pleasant Company pattern (you can find it here)  Which meant I did a lot of frakenpatterning and later pattern drafting to make clothing for her. Most of that time she did not have the correct undergarments, but with the help of the book Sewing for 20th Century Dolls by Johana Gast-Anderton and members on the AGPT forum, I was finally able to figure out what kind of undergarments would have been appropriate for Samantha. 

Soon I began drafting a pattern and sewed her up some proper lingerie. Recently I acquired dolls to be her adopted sisters, Nellie, Bridget, and Jenny and so they need the proper underwear too. While I draft patterns for them I will be putting together instructions and make a PDF pattern so that others can make early 1900 undergarments for their dolls.