Sunday, March 18, 2018

Nursery Rhyme Costumes for American Girl Dolls

I love nursery rhymes.   A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Lewis Stevenson was one of my favorite childhood books.  Besides being just plain fun, nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for our language. Both rhyme and rhythm help kids hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps kids learn to read!   I hope nursery rhymes and nursery rhyme games are a part of your child's playtime!  

I have created a category in my Esty store for costumes based on Nursery Rhymes.   Here are three ensembles currently available at CSB Sews Doll Clothes on Etsy.

Mary, Mary quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells
and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row:

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down 
and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after.

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
and doesn't know where to find them.
Leave them alone and
they'll come home,
Dragging their tails behind them.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Fourth of July

We are settled in and I am now able to sew in my Attic sewing room, located in my Hansel and Gretel house in Longview, Washington.    Still a little work to do on the room, but I was excited and wanted to get back to the sewing machine. 

To launch the 2017 season I have created a Fourth of July ensemble in a 1970's style that would look great on Julie.   The outfit includes a paneled vest, hip hugging flared jeans, turtleneck tee and a tam hat.   The items are fashioned from tie-dyed denim and white cotton printed with red and blue stars.   For more pictures and information visit my Etsy shop at   

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Coming soon.   Halloween and Victorian costumes.