I have really been in the mood to sew lately, but I just have not had time! Between getting all three of my kids to their afterschool sports (yes, I have three kids – my oldest is a 15 year old boy, then my 13 & 9 year old girls), working on Doll Diaries and my other websites, and doing all the other things we Moms have to do, sewing just had to wait. I declared today Pajama day in our house and decided that everyone could sleep in as long as they wanted and we were not going anywhere – it was all part of my plot to make sure I could find time to sew today.
This afternoon I flipped through the patterns I had received from Liberty Jane Patterns and narrowed it down to two patterns – the Bubble Skirt and the Square Chair. I wanted to make the Bubble Skirt, but I need some stretchy fabric for the waistband and I didn’t feel like hunting down one of the girl’s camis that has seen better days to cut up, so I figured the Square Chair would be a fun alternative.
I picked out two coordinating fabrics from a set of “fat quarters” we had on hand and cut out the patterns. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and it wasn’t long before the doll’s new chair started to take shape! My daughter helped out by stuffing the chair’s base while I worked on the arm rest and then stuffed the arm rest while I hand stitched the base opening closed and tufted the cushion.
The chair turned out so cute! What do you think?
Nicki was the first one of the dolls who got to test it out and she approves.
Here is another view but without the doll. I used two wooden buttons I found in my sewing box from years ago to create the tufted pillow look. I think the buttons were from my Grandmother’s sewing notions that I inherited somewhere along the way.
And here is the chair from one more angle. I really love how it turned out and would recommend this pattern to anyone who wants a quick project that is not too complicated.