With Maryellen's release just around the bend and all the leaks that have been happening, I've gotten a pretty good idea of what her collection will be like.
Let me tell you folks, she ain't gonna have a white Christmas.
Since she lives in Florida, AG made the assumption that colder-climate-clothes are completely unnecessary. I, however, think that this is no excuse to own something that at least looks like autumn. No one can stay in pastels forever. Those colors start looking tired really quickly.
So I took it into my own hands to make a fall-ish jumper and blouse for Maryellen once she arrives at my little homestead. Rebecca volunteered to try it on, and since the sunrise's orange coordinated perfectly with the outfit's color palette, I took photos of the two of them together.
Honestly, I'm surprised by the way it came out. I am not an experienced seamstress, and I really haven't turned on my machine in years. This outfit had to be taken apart and sewn back together too many times.
Aren't the little brown buttons darling? I'm also really pleased with how happy my pleats look on the front of the blouse, too.
Maryellen will go to school in this and she will be grateful, even if she sweats the whole way.
What are you most excited to see in her release? I'm just thrilled for American Girl to finally sell a 1950s girl!