For Christmas Santa spoiled my two oldest girls with Maplelea Girls. They’re like American Girls but are a Canadian company and each girl comes from a different Canadian city and has her own personality, journal and even fashion sense. The girls love Taryn and Leonie but with one outfit and a price tag of $30 an outfit it didn’t look like they’d have quite a wardrobe! Until I discovered all the free patterns online for American girls! Yay! a whole bunch of patterns to clothe the newest members of our family…or so I thought.
It turns out that while they say American girl clothes will fit Maplelea girls the Canadian version is skinnier with longer limbs. Great…just great, lol. So, with a little reference to the AG patterns I drafted my own pattern. 3 tries later I was rewarded with two pairs of pajamas for 2 tiny girls.
Isn’t it neat that the girls look so individual? Leonie seems to like classy, pretty clothes so I thought she’d enjoy some pretty floral flannel with lace trim. Taryn is more of a down to earth girl so she got blue stripped cotton with a floral embroidered neck and hem. She seems to like hers too and my girls seem to love them. I think one more draft and the pattern should be perfect. I still want the sleeves a little longer and more of a scoop to the neck but all in all I’m really happy with the way these turned out.