Friday, July 15, 2016

Patterns for Melody Ellison

You know I love sewing doll clothes!

So with the new 1960s American Girl doll, Melody Ellison, what can she wear? What patterns are there to sew for her?

I am on it!

The ever-amazing Keeper's Dolly Duds has come out with Simplicity pattern 8314, featuring 1960s styles!

Free patterns:
Appletotes Free Mod Dress

At Pixie Faire:

Eden Ava Couture Make it Stop! Beach Outfit

Crabapples Sassy Sixties

Eden Ava Couture Ava Dress

Flossie Potter 60s and 70s Doll Accessories

Forever Eighteen Inches Campaign Jacket

Forever 18 Inches Sixties Scarf Top and Stirrup Pants

Forever 18 Inches Swing Time Halter Dress

Forever 18 Inches Good Vibrations Sixties Dress

Forever Eighteen Inches Timeless Schoolgirl Skirt

Genniewren A-Line Color Blocked Dress

Liberty Jane Abbey Road A-Line Dres

Liberty Jane Stratford Swing Coat

Love U Bunches Polka Dot Party Dress

Miss Cake's Closet The Marsha Dress

Originals by Gaby 60s Martian and Rainbow Girl Costume

Pink Ladybug Scalloped A-Line Dress

QT Pie 1950s Fancy Dress

Sofie Clarese Mod Block Dress

Sofie Clarese Retro Kilt Skirt

Sofie Clarese Spring Date Dress

Thimbles and Acorns 1960s 1, 2, 3 Wrap Dress

1960s shoes:

Appletotes and Co Preppy Loafers

Matilda's Closet Basic Side Zip Boots

Miche Designs Daria Slip-Ons

Miche Designs Fringe Loafers

Miche Designs Mary Janes

Miche Designs Over the Knee Boots

Miche Designs Pointed Toe Flat

Miche Designs Walking on Sunshine

QTPie Sling Back Shoes

Sophie Clareese Ankle Strap Shoes

Sofie Clareese T-Strap Shoes

On Etsy:

Appletotes Edie Dress

Keepers Dolly Duds Town and Country

WrenFeathers 1960s Dresses

WrenFeathers Sunday Visit Dress

WrenFeathers Nursery School Dress

WrenFeathers Melody's Peplum Dress

WrenFeathers 1960s Alpine Dres

Wren Feathers also has a series of FREE patterns on her website!

WrenFeathers 1960s Jumper pattern

WrenFeathers 1960s Smock Dress

WrenFeathers 1960s Christmas Dress pattern

WrenFeathers 1960s Pajamas

WrenFeathers 1960s Rick Rack Dress

WrenFeathers A-Line Dress

WrenFeathers Melody's Christmas dress

WrenFeather's Melody's Gym Suit

WrenFeather's Melody's Meet Dress (1960s Side Pleat Dress)

WrenFeather's Coat for Melody

Elsewhere on the web:

All Dolled Up 1960s Retro Styled Swimsuit

All Dolled Up Lyric Dress

All Dolled UP 1960s Style Romper

All Dolled Up Ruffles

All Dolled Up Summer of 64

Further fashion inspiration can be provided by the 1960s wardrobe of Betsy McCall, which can be seen at the Bleu Door. Many little girls looked forward to these paper dolls each week, and the clothes were designed by real fashion designers!

This page, for example, from June 1961, shows gardening clothes that I am sure Melody would love!

Hopefully we will continue to see more patterns for Miss Melody!


  1. Awesome! I don't have Melody yet, but this list is going in my bookmarks.

    1. I'm glad to help! I do update this list as new patterns are released.


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