What a fun month I have been having. It turned out that all the girls in my beginning sewing class are Laura Ingalls Wilder fans… a couple of them even showed up in class decked out in Prairie dresses and bonnets one day! These are truly girls after my own heart. Because of our shared love for Laura, we decided to take a brief hiatus from Ancient Historical fashion and turn our attention to Laura Ingalls and Prairie fashion. I have been working hard on a brand new series of patterns just for these girls, and I expect to have the first one, a recreation of Laura’s beloved rag doll Charlotte, ready to share with you in the next week or two. Charlotte is an 18-inch doll pattern designed to fit standard 18-inch doll clothes. It includes and easy to make dress and as an extra special bonus, I also made a miniature version that is just the right size for your 18-inch doll to play with! Other items currently on the drawing board include prairie dresses, bonnets, and aprons… what would you like to see published next?
Keepers Dolly Duds Designs 4th Anniversary Sale!
Can you believe March 1st it will be four years since we released our first Keeper Dolly Duds Designs pattern?
Have You Seen the Newest A Girl For All Time Doll?
I am so excited that these sneak peeks are out! Swish and Swirl does such a fantastic job with the photography. I had a wonderful time working with Caroline Harris and Frances on the designs for these dresses, and I can’t wait for you to see the rest of them. Her name is Elinor and she is your Tudor Girl…. the beautiful red hair makes me think of Elizabeth I and puts me in mind to read some Shakespeare! Keep following us on Facebook or check out Swish and Swirl to see more of her beautiful pictures as they are released.
We had a wonderful turnout as we celebrated Thimbles and Acorns 4th Anniversary with our pattern giveaway… more than 8,800 patterns were downloaded! Can you believe that? Thank you so much for making this such an exciting celebration for us.
The 123 Wrap Dress!
This dress design, based on a 1960s dress pattern, was so much fun to make! The three armholes make it look like something taken from the Star Trek Wardrobe, but once it is on, the effect is delightful. I chose this design with A Girl For All Time’s Sam in mind and created the pattern specifically for my Beginning Sewing Class. The pattern includes a simple 1960s A-line as well as a more up-to-date Asymmetrical version and includes sizes that are designed to fit both A Girl For All Time and American Girl dolls. Sizes for 18-inch Kidz n Cats and Tonner dolls will be coming soon!
…to Liesel for winning last months drawing for the Green print Pixie Pack for our 1830s Sarah Hale dress!