It's here friends. December. Wow! This year my 12 Days of Christmas is going to be a bit easier than my 24 days of doll-outfit-making-fun like last year. (Please don't remind my kids:) For this first day of Christmas, I'm going to give you a gift list that any budding fashion designer would love.
Dress your doll I'm not sure why this never seemed to catch on. They are easy to make and fun to play with. Now they are super inexpensive! I remember spending years designing clothes for Barbie. Even if she doesn't love the outfits, the templates and techniques are skills that will teach her to how flat patterns work.
Fashion Plates, either new or vintage. Did you play with these? I used to spend endless hours designing new outfits then add color and accessorizes. Trust me on this one, it will be a hit!
Creativity for kids I like the diminutive dress form and fun fabrics and trim. While there is nothing here that will actually fit a doll, she can learn to drape and dream about fabric, trim, color, pattern, texture, shine, glamour........ It's a fun set with big impact.
Design your own Artsy clutch, I like this line from Target. While its not sewing, who doesn't want some fab original accessories. Easy peasy. Done!
AG Crafts pom pom scarf kit Again with the pom poms. I know. Kids love them!
You could always consider a DIY fashion design kit: A roll of tracing and pattern making paper, pencils,(Ticonderoga brand pencils have the softest lead), a sketch book, colored pencils, an inspirational sewing book, muslin, a colorful assortment of thread, scissors, measuring tape and a sewing lesson with some colorful fashion fabric and time for them to go for it!