I get more junk mail than a little bit, but the other day when I was clearing out my gmail inbox, something caught my eye - an email promoting a book of patterns for 18 inch dolls (think American Girl size). Somehow this just seemed right; quick, cute projects to relieve stress.
I quickly set about trying to find a brown skinned doll with natural hair. When I say quickly, I actually mean this took all day because that combination is damned near impossible to find. But, I finally found a beauty on eBay, won her during the auction and purchased the pattern book.
Because the doll would be arriving with no clothes, I thought it was the least I could do to have some waiting. I went online, found a free pattern for a jumper, made it and came out with this: