Talk about good timing. At about 12:30 PM today, I answered the postman's ring with no pants on and became the proud owner of my first Blythe doll (I pulled my shirt down as far as I could, but there was simply no time for pants!).
Her name is Avalon, she has five different eye colors, and I love her to death.
If you don't know about Blythe, here's a little history. Many grown-up people spend a lot of time playing with and perfecting the fashion sense of their Blythes, and I plan to be no different. My line of Blythe fashions is forthcoming; the above dress is my very first try. It came out pretty well, I think, and I only got really frustrated once. There's something about pattern reading that makes me really frustrated and petulant; I never behave more like a child than when I can't figure out a sewing pattern.
I think Avalon looks a little like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde; I'd like to make her a little replica of this outfit.