Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kaya's Deerskin Dress

I recently acquired Kaya's deerskin dress. It is really neat.

I am impressed that the beading on her dress is real beading and not just a printed pattern (as it is on her trading dress.)

Of course, Kaya looks cute in it!

Remember that Kaya's dress is specific to the Nez Perce tribe. It should not be used for other dolls unless they are also Nez Perce.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


This is one of the posts where I just wanna share some pretty pictures.

I have been combating the winter blues by changing doll clothes.

Jess looks good in everything, and this dress from the mix and match line is no exception.

I am glad that they included working pockets on this dress. That always adds something to a doll outfit.

I would like to see more clothes in the pretty coral color they used to accent the neckline and pockets.

I hate corduroy, but I am willing to make an exception in this case!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New Keepers pattern!

Keepers Dolly Duds has a new pattern!

This one is Downtown 1920s.

It's very pretty, and there are so few patterns for the 1920s out there.

This pattern even includes a pattern for a hat!

You can see my list of other 1920s doll patterns here.

I am interested in this era because my grandma was 9 in 1920.
Maybe I should make some of these patterns in her honor!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Just hanging out

Here are some pictures of Saige and Kanani, just because. They are both wearing purple.

 Saige is wearing the Travel in Style Dress with tights that did not come with it.

 Kanani is wearing the 123 Mulberry Street Baby Doll dress with leggings under it and the headband from the Travel in Style dress.

 They both look super cute.

Saige kept looking up during the photo shoot, whatever I did. Maybe she was looking for hot air balloons.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Snow Day!

We had a snow day, and a few of the girls got their pictures taken outdoors.


I had felt bad that that I hadn't gotten any snow pictures yet this year, so now I have quieted my conscience.

I should make doll coats more of a priority in my collecting, seeing that I do live where it snows very regularly in winter. I plan to make Laura Ingalls a coat soon from the Thimbles and Acorns pattern.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pattern Review: Thimbles and Acorns Country Girl

Laura Ingalls got a new dress. Yes, she is spoiled.

Yes, it is completely historically inaccurate that she has so many clothes.

No, I don't care.

This time I made the Country Girl pattern from Thimbles and Acorns at Pixie Faire.

This pattern has a lot included! There is a historical dress, apron and bonnet and a modern variation as well!

I made the historical dress and apron. I did not make the bonnet or the drawstring pockets for the apron.

Here is the front of the complete outfit. I like the colors of the fabrics that I used.
The dress has pockets, and the apron has slits so that she can reach the pockets through the apron.

 Here is the back of the dress and apron. I think the apron closure is quite graceful and pretty.

Here is the dress on its own. It has a resemblance to Kirsten's meet outfit, which was unintentional.

The skirt is longer than Kirsten's, which makes Laura look more adult.

I really like this pattern. It was easy to follow, but it looks satisfyingly elegant.

It has so many components that it just feels very satisfying.

I highly recommend this pattern.

More Doll Pictures

 Here are a few more doll pictures.  I am trying to post for Doll of Color Month most days, if not all days. I rarely have Internet access t...