I finally caved in and bought the Hearts For Hearts Nahji doll. Nahji is so much prettier in person than the stock photos on Pixie Faire show. Just in case you haven’t heard about Hearts for Hearts girls, please definitely check out their website. Their dolls are from different areas all over the world and a portion of the purchase goes to charity. As of right now, there are 4 dolls available: Dell (Kentucky), Rahel (Ethiopia), Consuelo (Mexico), and Nahji. Nahji is from Assam, India. This summer, Hearts for Hearts are planning on releasing another 2 dolls.
Nahji needed an outfit like the other dolls for Me-Made May too. I probably should have used one of the free patterns I got when I purchased my doll off of Pixie Faire’s website. But instead I decided upon using Liberty Jane’s Baseball Tee and the Genoa Jumper.
I really liked the American Girl dolls’ version of the Baseball tee so I figured it would be best to start Nahji’s outfit with a pattern I know I like. I had originally planned a coral tee with a brown jumper. But I couldn’t find the brown fabric. Instead Nahji gets a rose tee with a teal jumper. The rose fabric is some of the scraps of rayon Lycra that I had left over from the Jalie raglan tees I made in February but haven’t really taken photos of yet. This is the Hearts for Hearts specific baseball tee, and it fits Nahji well. The pieces went together so easily.
I must have been really distracted by Lala while I was cutting out the Genoa pattern. The lining and fashion fabric didn’t line up at the hem. So instead of following the instructions, I did simplify it and close the side seams with the serger and lined up the bottom. I just surged and turned under the hem so that I made sure I was able to catch the lining in the hem.
My sewing machine hates quarter- inch buttons with a passion. Instead, I used Velcro for the closure. I will have to say that buttons do make the outfit. Even with the print my dress is just missing that detail that a button would provide.
The Genoa pattern is advertised as fitting both 14 inch dolls (like Hearts for Hearts) and 14.5 inch dolls (like the Wellie Wishers). For Nahji, it does seem a little loose but it isn’t drowning my doll.
As this is being typed up, I have been anxiously awaiting to hear when Rahel and Consuelo to come (granted I can’t get them until the weekend because I shipped them to my parents’ house).