Lea also got sand color faux suede trousers. But because mint color doesn’t suits her I sewed a white shirt instead of knitted mint sweater :)
I used Liberty Jane shirt pattern. But again – I don’t like it! At first, I have sewn a lot of shirts in my life and can clearly make sleeve cuts even with closed eyes! But sleeve cuts instructions are very strange :) in Liberty Jane pattern.
At second, I always make real buttonholes on doll clothes starting from MSD size. And I was surprising that on this really big size they used snaps or Velcro. Probably if somebody sew cheap clothes for children’s play this works but not in my case. I finished this shirt only because I decided to follow instructions and have good sewing experience! And I convinced once again that it is better not to use a third-party sewing patterns.
When I decided that Lea needs boots to finish her image I didn’t start to find a pattern :) I made it myself. And I have to say that I really like how Lea’s boots look!
I sewed her boots from tan color faux suede with cotton lining. I chose tan suede because her trousers made also from suede, and I think it would be nice combination of fabric in different colors. I bought a rubber in a craft store and used it for outer sole. I discovered that the rubber can be easily cut with scissors, then the edges can be easily treated with sandpaper so the finished sole looks pretty good.