Shakespeare once said that, "Clothes make the man," (which I strongly disagree with) but, if that were the case, do clothes also make the doll?
Our two youngest granddaughters might readily agree with that notion, for they surely do enjoy dressing their dolls (American Girl dolls) in nice clothes. Hopefully, they will be delighted with the new clothes that Mrs. Claus is sewing for them. (She's a bit slow these days, it seems!)
The Red Corduroy is the first of four. One of my earlier dolls, Noelle, who hangs out here in the sewing room, has volunteered to model each one when it is completed, with the stipulation that she will get a new dress of her own when we are all done with the Santa Claus thing.
I remember well my best Christmas ever, when I got a trunk filled with doll clothes that Mrs. Claus had made. Why, she could sew almost as well as my mother could! The doll in the old photo below could well be the doll these clothes were made to fit. This photo was taken on a long ago Christmas Day, when my little brother and I were posing with toys that Santa Claus brought. It must have been a warm day for we weren't even wearing coats, and we both had a bad case of sun grins.