Purchacing both these books, Buckles and Bobbins, and the coordinating 18" doll patterns together will get your child off to a great start. They can sew up a useful outdoor outfit for themself and then put together girl and doll matching clothes with the doll patterns. The projects focus on mastering specific techniques and build upon skills already learned. All patterns includ boys sizes 8 - 16. While this book was designed for boys, it is easily adapted to fit your outdoor girl. You'll find patterns include a pillowcase, laundry bag, patchwork quilt, cargo pants, work apron, wrench roll-up case, pajamas, duffel bag, back pack, and sportsman's vests as well as others.