Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dolls and Doll Clothes

Lately, I've become interested in historical dresses.  Since I don't have the experience or confidence to sew adult size dresses, I decided to try and make some doll dresses.  I've been wanting an American Girl doll for a long time, but I just can't justify paying over a hundred dollars for one.  So, after doing a little research, I decided to go to Target and look for a similar one called Our Generation.  I know alot of people have bought these dolls for a much cheaper price instead of the AG dolls.  They are very similar in size and body type and, to be honest, I think the Target dolls have a much prettier face on them.  The one below I bought at Target for $21.99.  Very affordable.  The hair is not the same as the AG dolls, but I plan to leave it up the way it came in the box so that won't be a problem.  I found the dress pattern for Kirsten's school dress at this link.  It's kind of a hidden link because I couldn't find it by doing a search in Google.  I just happened to find it the other day by chance.  Anyway, I thought I would try this dress first and it has its mistakes, but overall I think it came out pretty well.

I'm working on a Civil War era pattern that I found on Etsy.  Hopefully, it will go well and if it does I'll post a picture of it in a few days.