Today I’m excited to welcome our first guest of Flashback Friday round 2!
In addition to blogging at The Train To Crazy, Andrea is also the talent behind Go To Patterns. I’m sure you’ve seen many different versions of the Go To Signature Dress, and the Go To Leggings pattern was just released yesterday! Andrea has helped so many release their fears of sewing with knits, and I’m thrilled to have her here today!
I grew up as the only girl with three older brothers. I was a tomboy but I loved dolls. I especially loved my cabbage patch dolls. I remember my excitement when my parents were able to snag one during the whole insanity the first year they came out.
My mom saved them for my girls. I’m so glad she did. They live at my house now. They aren’t as great and cute as I remember.
But the greatest things she saved were all the doll clothes. My mom sewed up so many detailed little outfits for these dolls (and my Barbies too!). These were well dressed little dollies. I still have 8 of the outfits she had sewn for them.
And what is even more fun is that my grandmother knitted them entire outfits too. I think we have 5 knitted outfits still in perfect condition. My girls really get a kick out of the fact that their great grandmother knitted them.
That’s one of the things I love about handmade. These are now heirlooms! I hope the things I make are cherished by future generations as well. (Yes, those are all links to things I hope last long enough to be passed down).
Thanks for having me Abby!