The first knitted outfit was a bit big for American Girl size dolls. This time I used Lion Brand Bonbons as suggested in the book. These are tiny skeins of fine weight yarn packaged 8 different colors to a package. I, of course, just grabbed my size 3 needles and started knitting. About three fourths through the project, I realized that this little sweater dress was not going to be an American Girl doll size. I soldiered on thinking it would probably work as an outfit for their Heart for Heart dolls. We had to roll up sleeves but it did work for Ruby's doll. The girls considered it a happy accident and Sadie requested that I make the same mistake for her doll.
So I preceded as before but with less success. This little sweater coat was a bit big and I could not block it straight. Those little skeins of yarn have to be rewound into a ball to be used. I don't know if that caused the yarn or what, but the pieces could not be blocked straight before sewing them together. I think I owe Sadie a redo. I also think I have learned the value of knitting a sample swatch to check for the correct gauge.
I did sew for Miss Mae. I used the same doll pattern I had used for her cousin Julianna, but used a different colorway of the same fabric.