The American Girl doll was a present from her generous Aunt. Of course, this is a gift that requires many accessories, you just can't have only one outfit for it. This doll is Ivy, who is supposedly of Asian descent in the American Girl series of books. It is really a marketing ploy with a generic doll in a Chinese-styled outfit. So, being the frugal dad, I could spend an outrageous sum on American Girl doll outfits for a puppy-eyed little girl or use that money on tools. I went and bought a serger. Win-win situation, I would make her all the outfits she wanted and I would have a new machine to play with.
Note: Caitlin is not posing this time with her Robohoodie and her American Girl doll with Robohoodie. It would just be too darn cute. Besides, we already cringe at the sight of any little girl wearing the same outfit as with her matching American Girl doll and its matching American Girl doll outfit. Parents out there know what I mean. Yes, her American Girl doll has matching glasses...somewhere...
See the original real-size Robohoodie Instructable here.
And a sidenote for the non-sewers - Learn to sew - it's not a girly thing, this machine goes just as well with the Knex 155mm tracked howitzer I keep on the front lawn.