Friday, September 11, 2015

Toddler Fashion Friday - Allie

We had a big week in my house -- my oldest son started kindergarten!  It was a rough drop-off that first morning, but he's pulled it together and had a great week.  I have discovered that having one child in the house is WAY easier than I remember! My three year old has been just awesome this week, leaving me with a surprising amount of free time.  And quiet.  It's almost too quiet around here now....

Today marks a return to the toddler paper dolls.  I really enjoyed doing the mix and match series and will add more outfits to the collection at some point.  For now, it's back into Illustrator with the toddlers.

Here's Allie, based on Annie from January of 2013.  That feels like a million years ago!! Annie was my first attempt at freckles, so Allie got them, too. I loved the pattern & colors in Annie's wardrobe and the worked well for Allie.  When cutting out Allie, cut along the shoulders to accommodate the tabs.  It was nice to return to the toddler dolls -- I didn't realize I'd missed them! 


  1. She has a very sophisticated wardrobe for a toddler. :) I love her military inspired jacket and her denim skirt. I am currently taking a class from on Illustrator and I have acquired a whole new respect for you illustrator skills.

    1. The military jacket is one of my favorites, too. I try to include at least one new piece of clothing in each set so that I'm not just reusing the same shirt & jeans in every set!

      I'm so excited that you're taking an Illustrator class! It's got some flaws, but overall I think it's a handy program to know. It's not quite as intuitive as Photoshop, but once you get the hang of it, it's great. Especially for pattern making! I find myself working in Photoshop a lot lately, but I frequently go to Illustrator and bring in things that are easier to create there than in Photoshop. I'm eager to see what you do with your new found knowledge :)