Second Outfit Featured in the Recently Released California Cami Pattern for Karito Kids Now Available

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Karito Kids and American Girl Dolls
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At the end of last month, Liberty Jane Clothing released the California Cami pattern guidebook that Nanci here at Maiden Flight Clothing had Karitosized to the tall, slender figure of Karito Kids.
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   At the beginning of this month, Maiden Flight Clothing released the first of five ensembles featured in that Guidebook as a piece of Liberty Jane Clothing and Maiden Flight Clothing history to doll collectors and enthusiasts.
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Tomorrow evening, we will be offering the second of the five outfits from the guidebook.  As with the first ensemble, it is a one-of-a-kind outfit that we will never again duplicate in this fabric.  This is the actual outfit that was photographed in the California Cami pattern and will be available in our Etsy Shoppe for some lucky collector to purchase.
This second outfit being offerered was featured on page 2 and page 10 of the guidebook.  In the photo to the left, you can see it on page 2 of the California Cami Guidebook that I printed off and bound.
We know you are going to love this outfit.  How many people do you know that can say they own the actual outfit that was featured in a Liberty Jane Clothing Guidebook?!?!?!!!!??? 
See ya next filight . . .      ;o)
           and the Flight Crew

Take a Closer Look

A few more photos of this striking Maiden Flight Clothing ensemble. . .


Click any picture to zoom in for a closer look

Mix and Match for
3 different outfits and looks


Maiden Flight Clothing Original Design 
Popular Knee-length Shorts
Functional Cargo Pockets & Top-Stitiching

Winner of Trendy Tee Give-Away Announced

Thanks to all those who have joined our Maiden Flight Clothing blog site.  We have at last reached 50 Followers here and we are ready to announce the winner.  So Drum Roll, Please. . .

And the winner of the Trendy Tee with the Maiden Flight Logo is

Blakeney Green


Please contact us before Midnight EST on Thursday, August 11, 2011 with your name and address.

Thanks again to all who have participated.

See ya next flight,

    Nanci and
        The Flight Crew.

Maiden Flight Clothing Doll Jeans Give-Away

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Can you believe it?  Maiden Flight Clothing is at it again! It's another fabulous give-away for a pair of our great fitting jeans! What have buyers said about the quality and fit of our jeans?  Visit here and read the comments for yourself!  As soon as we have 100 people Join This Site (Maiden Flight Clothing blog site), we will give away a pair of doll jeans to the winner of our drawing.

Just like last time, we are going to give away 1 pair of genuine Maiden Flight Clothing jeans with our highly recognizable signature back pocket design.  You have YOUR choice of size (either 18" size for American Girl sized doll or 21" size for Karito Kid doll.)  These jeans are made from the acclaimed Liberty Jane Clothing pattern.


Two simple steps will place your name into our drawing.Please BE CERTAIN to complete both steps.  ONLY those that have completed BOTH steps will be entered in the drawing.

STEP 1:  Join This Site of Maiden Flight Clothing  by clicking the button on the right-hand sidebar and signing up.

STEP 2:  Leave a COMMENT by clicking here and telling me whether you want jeans sized for Karito Kids or for American Girl doll if you win our Give Away.  It's a choice, so only list one doll preference.

Note to anyone who is already a Joined This Site (Maiden Flight Clothing):  You have already completed Step 1, but you must also complete Step 2 and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.

Note to anyone under 18 years of age:  You will need to have your parent enter for you under his/her name.


The contest will end when we have 100 FOLLOWERS -- So spread the word to all your friends who love Karito Kids or American Girl dolls.  The quicker you get your friends to follow our blog, the quicker SOMEONE wins a pair of these fabulous jeans.

(Note added on 07/25/11.  We are already over half-way there!
You can always click the "Current Give-Away TaB" located at the top of this page to check how many more we need before we draw the name of the winner.  We will try to keep that tally current for you.)


As soon as we have 100 Followers, we will draw a winner and announce who it is right here on this site.

If the winner does not claim her prize within 5 days of it's announcement on this site, we will draw an alternative winner. So keep checking back here, because there is no telling how quickly we will get 100 FOLLOWERS.


We will place all the names of everyone who is a FOLLOWER and LEAVES A COMMENT  in a basket and draw out the name of the winner.

Okay, you know what to do now -- so get to it
and Join This Site today.

The sooner you Join This Site the sooner we will reach 100 FOLLOWERS
and give away a pair of

See ya next Flight. . .

   and the Flight Crew

Liberty Jane Clothing and Maiden Flight Clothing Announce the California Cami Pattern for Karito Kids

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Hi everyone!

Hope you're having a great summer.  Nanci, here at Maiden Flight Clothing, has been very busy custominzing the fit of some of the wonderful Liberty Jane Clothing patterns.  (We like to call it Karitosizing heehee )

The LJC California Cami has always been one of Nanci's favorites because it's such an "all seasons" style.  It's a cool summer style with its thin shoulder straps; add a Tee underneath, and it's perfect for cool fall days.

The pattern includes 3 shirt variations and 2 dress variations.  The possibilities are endless!  The pattern skill level is "Easy", so you can make several -- your doll will love you for it!!!!    

Get your pattern here.  You can download this great pattern and make it TODAY!  And remember to email us a pic of your finished California Cami .  We would love to showcase in our Fashion Photo Gallery.

See ya next flight,

     and the Flight Crew

Free Karito Kid Pattern -- Zephyr Mini-Dress by Maiden Flight Clothing

Well, summer and warm weather are now in full swing.  To celebrate all this sunshine, Nanci has designed another summer time top for Karito Kids and has decided to share how to make it in this tutorial.  It is sooooooooooo easy that even a beginning sewist can make it.  You will hardly believe that this trendy mini-dress is made from one simple pattern piece. This is a truly versatile top and we're sure you'll love making it and your doll will LOVE wearing it!

Click Photo to Enlarge

Okay, there it is.  Like it?!?!?!??  Then let's get started!!!

First, read through all the directions.

Next, gather your supplies.  Here's what you'll need.

  1. One piece of lightweight fabric (approximately 1/3 yard)  If this is one of your first sewing projects, I would suggest a lightweight woven cotton fabric because it will be easier to work with.  Cotton knit (t-shirt fabric)can also be used if you have had a few sewing projects "under your belt" already.
  2. Scissors
  3. Water-soluble or Air-soluble marking pen for fabric.  (This will be available at any sewing or fabric shop).  I use the Mark B Gone brand.
  4. Ruler
  5. Matching thread (or you can use a contrasting thread for the casing like I did in the sample above)
  6. 4 pieces of 1/4 inch wide elastic, each piece measuring 10" in length
  7. straight pins
  8. 1 small safety pin
  9. A sewing machine
  10. Iron
  11. A piece of newspaper or tissue paper cut to measure 18-1/2" by 10-1/8"  (This is for your pattern piece)

Here is what your pattern should look like. It is a rectangle 18-1/2" wide and 10-1/8" long.

Step 1:  Pin your pattern piece onto your fabric.  Be sure to place the long straight edge of the fabric along  the grain (also called the straight) of the fabric. Now carefully cut around the pattern. 

Step 2:  As you look at the photo above, the lines drawn are for the gathered bodice of the mini-dress.  Using your water-soluble or air-soluble fabric marker, draw the lines on the wrong side of the fabric as shown above.  The first line is 1/4" from the edge of the long side of the fabric.  Now draw three more lines above the first line that are spaced 3/8" apart. Next draw another line 1/4" above the previous line.

Note about soluble fabric pens:  Lines made with the water-soluble pens will last until you rinse them away with water.  If you use an air-soluble pen, you will need to sew the line immediately as they tend to fade away quickly.

Step 3: Rotate the fabric so that the lines are now along the top edge.  Now turn the fabric over so that the right side of the fabric in touching your ironing surface.  (You will not see the lines at this point.)  Fold the top edge of the fabric over until you are able to see the first line (the one that is 1/4" inch from the top edge).  Press it toward the wrong side of the fabric. (This is shown as folded over and pressed in the photo below.

Next fold the fabric along the last line you drew and press along that line.

When you finish this fold, you will see the three lines you drew as guide lines for stitching. 

Step 4: Sew on top of each guide line until you have sewn along all four lines.  (Be certain to back stitch at the beginning and end of each row.) 

Step 5: Now, stitch very close to the edge at the bottom.  Refer to the photo below.  When you have finished this step, it should look like the photo below.  I folded the fabric over a little so you could see both sides of the fabric at once.

As you can see there is a very faint purple line
drawn incorrectly at the oops sign.  If this should happen
when you mark your fabric for sewing, don't worry about it.
Just remark the line where it should go.  You can take care of it
after you sew the lines.

 Step 6: 
Now, it's time to insert the four pieces of elastic.  Fasten a safety pin to the end of the first piece and begin to thread it through the second channel from the top. (Do not thread elastic in the first small channel across the top.) Refer to photo below

Place a straight pin at each end of the elastic to prevent it from slipping through before it is sewn.  Be certain to push the pin through BOTH the fabric and the elastic.  When you have completed this step, it should look like the photo below.

Step 7: Repeat the process in Step 6 for the next three channels.  When you are finished with this step, it should look like the photo below.

Step 8: At this point in your sewing, you should change you machine thread to a matching color if you have been using a contrasting color.  (I left my thread remain blue at this time in order for it to show up clearly in the photo).

Refer to the photo below for placement of this stitching; then sew through the ends of the elastic and the fabric to keep elastic from slipping when you remove the straight pins.  Repeat for both sides.

Step 9: Along long raw edge, make a double 1/4" inch fold and pin in place for the hem.  Machine stitch.

Step 10: Fold the dress in half, matching short end to short end and pin as shown in the photo below.  Machine stitch 1/4 inch from edge (this is referred to as the seam allowance).  Do not sew over the pins; remove each pin just before you sew over it.

Close up of seam allowance

 Step 11: Trim seam.

 Step 12: Zigzag stitch or serge along the raw edge to clean finish the seam and prevent it from fraying.

Step 13: Referring to photo below, fold dress so that the seam to goes down the middle back as shown.  Place a pin directly opposite it on the front.  This will mark the placement of the tie at center front.

Step 14: Fold ribbon in half and mark with a pin as shown below.

Step 15: Match center of ribbon to center front of dress on the wrong side of the fabric.  Pin and stitch in place.

Step 16: Turn dress right side out, and voila your Karito Kid has a wonderfully, cool summer dress.

I love to see your photos of your creations from this pattern.  Just email them to me and I'll post them in our gallery.  Also, if you have a question about the pattern, leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

See ya next flight. . .
         & the Flight Crew.

Maiden Flight Clothing -- High Quality Handmade Items for
Karito Kids and American Girl Dolls
Hi, there!!

Romantic New Dress for Karito Kid Doll Now Available

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Summer Love is now available in our Etsy Shoppe.

Karito Kids 5-piece Ensemble by Maiden Flight Clothing

ANOTHER QUICK UPDATE on our Give Away -  We need just
9 more Followers
and then we will draw a winner of the "Trendy Tee"shirt embellished with our Maiden Flight Clothing logo.  Click here to see the see the Tee Shirt and click here to see the details on how to enter our drawing.

     Well, the finishing touches have been added to our latest Karito Kid ensemble.  Accessories definitely make the outfit, and we believe we have the perfect accessories for our new Karito Kids' Sundress.  You can see the necklace and sandals in the photo below. These trendy items definitely update this classic sundress.

This will be added to our Etsy Shoppe tomorrow.

See ya next flight. . .

          and the Flight Crew

New Maiden Flight Clothing Design for Karito Kids and a Giveaway Update

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Hi all!

We thought that we would give a little preview of a new design we have created for Karito Kids.  It was inspired by a new summer sundress that Nanci's daughter bought recently.  Your doll is ready for anything in this -- it's perfect for an walk on the beach in the evening or for wearing to an afternoon wedding reception or even shopping for more clothes.  Doesn't Pita look fabulous in this?  She was just dying to model it.  This ensemble will be in our etsy shoppe this coming mid-week. 


This will be a five-piece ensemble that includes the Sundress and Cropped Jacket (shown above)-- A separate, lace-trimmed underskirt, shoes, and a necklace (to be shown when completed).  We are still choosing the shoes we will offer in the listing and working on a lovely little necklace that will bring the entire ensemble together.

Just a quick side note.

If you have already joined our give aways by becoming a Follower of our blog and leaving a comment, you might be interested to check our sidebar. . . only 10 more Followers and we will draw from our Followers & give away a Maiden Flight Logo tee shirt for your choice of size (Karito Kid or American Girl doll).  So if you are in a hurry to win, help us spread the news about our MFC giveaway on your blogs and Facebook.

If you haven't entered our giveaway yet, the details are here.  Join in the Fun. . .Become a Follower now. . . and WIN!

See ya next Flight,

        and the Flight Crew  ;o) 

Maiden Flight Clothing - Logo Tee Give-Away

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Karito Kids and American Girl Dolls

Sorry, All Entrant Slots for this Give-Away are now filled.
Give-Away For Tee Shirt with MFC Logo has Closed 07/24/11
Be watching for the drawing and  winner

to be announced here soon!
Hi all,

I'm one of those people that have a hard time waiting for something special that I know is going to happen.  So, the Flight Crew and I got our heads together and decided that the "early birds" who have Join(ed) This Site and left a comment for the Maiden Flight Jeans giveaway shouldn't have to wait so long for something special to happen.

We decided that while everyone waits for the slowpokes to get on board, the "early birds" should have some special fun.  (Only 0 more need to Join This Site and leave a comment), then we will draw one of those names and give that person a Maiden Flight Clothing Tee-shirt like the one in this picture.

So that means that the first fifty entrants have not 1, but 2 chances to win.  A chance to win a Tee when 50 people have Join(ed) This Site and a chance to win a pair of Jeans when 100 people have joined this site-- Double the FUN!!!!!

We only need 0 (REVISED 07/24/11)  more entrants before we can draw for the Tee.

Click here for the details of the give away.  Enter & win!

See ya next flight. . .

           & the Flight Crew

Feedback on Maiden Flight Clothing Jeans

Maiden Flight Clothing -- High Quality Handmade Items for
Karito Kids and American Girl Dolls

Here's what just a few of our satisfied customers are saying about the Maiden Flight Clothing Jeans that they have purchased.

"Absolutely priceless. The attention to detail in every aspect of Nanci's work is fantastic. These jeans are THE BEST doll jeans I've seen, and trust me, I do my research."

"The jeans for my Karito Kid doll arrived today & I love them. There's so much attention to detail."

"Samantha now looks cooler than I do."

"Great jeans! One of my absolute favorite pairs - incredible fit!
Thank you so much!! :)"

Maiden Flight Jean's
Signature Back Pocket
(Made with Liberty Jane Patterns

You can find feedback on all our items
by clicking here.

Be sure to sign up to win a free pair of our authentic Maiden Flight Clothing Jeans now. 
Click here to learn how to enter.
Hurry and sign up now!  Only the first hundred names will be placed in the drawing. 

See ya next flight. . .

       Nanci & the Flight Crew

Spring Fling Shoulderbag for Karito Kids and American Girl Dolls

Maiden Flight Clothing -- High Quality Handmade Items for
Karito Kids and American Girl Dolls

Hi everyone!  Just thought I'd give you a little sneak peek of a purse that will be added to my Etsy shoppe this weekend.  This is our latest Maiden Flight bag and is a limited edition in this fabric medley. 

This is our Spring Fling Shoulderbag.  The colors are fresh and exciting and the style is sooooooooo flirty.  This little bag is a great accent piece for your doll's wardrobe.

Just like our first hobo bag, it is loaded with details and is the perfect miniature for American Girl or Karito Kids.   Lots of room to stow and go.  Check this out --three functional pockets -- one on the inside of the bag and two side pockets on the outside for things like your doll's sunglasses, iPod, or cell phone.  We'll, also be adding another Shirred-Front Tank Top -- this time in a fun & lively, vibrant blue.

Last Weekend
this Shirred-Front Shirt
OOAK Shoulderbag
sold within 24 hours of

See ya next flight. . .

    Nanci & the Flight Crew

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