Thanks for the compliments!
I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was growing up. Now I get to do it on a small scale for others! heh
I am saddened when I see the way pre-teens and teenagers dress these days. They grow up too fast as it is. My friend, the one I made these clothes for, is a Christian mom and felt that she would send the wrong message to her little girls if she let them play with clothing she would not approve of on the girls, or adults for that matter. Even if I had a perfect body I'd wear more clothing than those dolls wear! hehe
And it is true, they did not used to be so skimpy. Even the patterns today are for teeny tiny little things. That's one reason I also love the vintage barbie and fashion doll clothing patterns. I think you can be young and hip without wearing little more than a bikini.