Where did the fabrics come from?
So we set things up in a bit of an assembly line. Since there was a limited amount of fabric to work with, Mama Squirrel traced out some of the pattern pieces she thought she'd use, and pinned and cut them all at once, trying to match the largest pieces of fabric to the clothes requiring the most material. Then it was just a matter of finding time and privacy to sew them, bit by bit. Most of that happened in the last week of school (when the Squirrelings had a light workload and extra free time) and the week of holidays before Christmas (when it was quite acceptable for Mama Squirrel to say "OUT, I'm working on something.")
What kind of fastenings are on the clothes?
Mama Squirrel is not much into hardware. The blouse, dress and nightie have Velcro closings. The sweater has a button. The shawl has a snap. Everything else is pull-on.