Blaire Wilson is the newest doll made by American Girl®. She is the 2019 Girl of the Year doll- which usually means she and her collection are only available in 2019. The GOTY creates a fun buzz in the doll community as her collection is unveiled. Blaire’s a NY girl- living on a farm to table Bed and Breakfast.
When you purchase your 18 inch dolls, they come fully dressed in what is called their “meet” outfit. Blaire’s meet outfit is a cheery white sundress covered in bumblebees and purple sandals. Our January weather is a little chilly, so I got to work to create an outfit she might find a little more comfortable.
The Jumping Jack 3 in 1 jumper set includes the pattern for a universal, knit turtleneck shirt. This go to staple fits any doll’s wardrobe, and can be worn with all kinds of outfits from jeans to skirts. I found this adorable bee fabric at Hobby Lobby, and used the Four Season Skirt pattern (find it FREE HERE) for a quick project!
The Four Season Skirt is a great beginner project, especially for girls that want to learn to sew. It doesn’t use pattern pieces- just measure out two rectangles of fabric and some 1/4th inch elastic and off you go! Blaire is much happier in a warm shirt and boots! See more about Blaire HERE, and find lots of ideas for her wardrobe in the Inspiration Gallery.
Here is a closer view of her daisy necklace. The local craft stores have wonderful selections of charms and beads in their jewelry and scrapbooking sections, at a very low price point. These little ball chains were already precut (key chains?), but you can easily cut your own from a roll, so I just put the daisy on it and completed Blaire’s outfit. Find bee themed charms online here: AD: https://amzn.to/2CUZVsg and the keychains here: https://amzn.to/2VyJSaO.