I'm joining Sandy from Cookies & Cream Craft for her Monday's Show & Tell. My show & tell is very special as it was made by my 6 year old daughter!
She asked me a few days ago if she could get her sewing machine out (she has a small Elna sewing machine that was very kindly donated to her from my mum recently) to make a doll.
So I hunted around for a simple doll pattern that I thought she would be able to make. I saw a doll at our local market in town yesterday and thought - yes, that pattern would be perfect. It was the Mae doll pattern from Bit of Whimsy Dolls. I downloaded the pattern and we made it up today. My daughter was able to follow the instructions with me as they all had photos (its' printed like a tutorial) and she could quite easily sew it up and stuff it as it uses very simple lines and shapes. Just perfect for the younger sewer or beginner.
I would highly recommend her patterns to anyone wishing to encourage their kids to sew. She was thrilled by her acheivement and I loved helping her make it.