I gave Shari five questions and here are her answers:
1. What was your first doll?
The first doll that I remember having was my little Dawn Doll. My profile picture shows me mending her dress… the first time I ever sewed!
2. What was the last doll you got?
The most recent doll I got (well, I just bought it a few days ago and it hasn’t arrived yet), was a Laura Ingalls doll from the Queens Treasures. Laura Ingalls was my childhood hero, so I am rather excited to see her.
3. What is one sewing notion you absolutely must have?
My absolute must-have sewing notion is my seam ripper. I actually have about five of them, but still spend far too much time searching for one of them when I need it. My package of bobby pins comes in as a close second though… they are wonderful for turning narrow tubes.
I would recommend my set of three Prairie patterns that I just released this summer to anyone new to Thimbles and Acorns. They are relatively easy to make, include both a Past and Present variation, and many of the pieces are interchangeable so there is a wide range of design options.
5. What is the next pattern you are releasing? Where did you get the inspiration for the new pattern?
Currently, I am working on a series of Elizabethan Era dresses. The idea for this series stems from my work on the soon to be released Elizabethan doll from A Girl For All Time. I am really enjoying researching the different dress styles from this period and am rather fascinated by their unique construction.
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