Also, addendum to the last post: How many of you had or have an American Girl doll? Your daughters? Granddaughters?
I got mine for Christmas when I was eight; a Samantha, one of the earlier ones before they Victorianized her hair and skin. She's currently wearing an outfit (one of many) that my mom sewed for her.
I used to pore over those catalogs. Pretty much everything in them was too expensive for us to contemplate buying, but fortunately for me, my mother is one of those who can look at a thing, say, "That? Pff. I can make that." And then make it. I owe my habits of frugality and craftiness to her. Thanks, Mom.
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