Fuck the more typically thought-of Thanksgiving traditions: the food, the family, the good times, the awkward, drunken conversations. It’s all about the outfits. When I told friends I was (geekily) sewing my kids clothes to wear for dinner, I was asked (every time) if I’d be making them pilgrim outfits. WTF? Anyway, here’s what I *did* make:
First, Nels. Cavalier, yet commanding in this vintage-casual effort in an Alexandra Henry western pattern (“del rio”) with moss green accent (pattern review here). A closeup:
Sophie was a doll in her, um, brown-on-brown plain cut Thanksgiving dress. She didn’t like it at first but gradually warmed up to it. Pattern review here.