Posts Tagged ‘costume’

Let’s Make Colonial Costumes for Girls!

By Jennie Chancey

Girls' Colonial Dresses

Out of all the patterns I’ve designed in the past 18 years, the Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern is, hands down, my own daughters’ very favorite. I’ve made them so many dress-up dresses from this pattern in toiles and stripes and prints, and they want new ones as soon as they outgrow them! But this year, both girls asked if I could make dresses that looked more like something “Felicity” (the now retired–sigh–American Girl doll) would wear.

Tiny Miss Elizabeth Bennet

By Jennie Chancey

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I wrote about my daughter’s costume on my blog. She’s Elizabeth Bennet. Thanks for the pattern and such a wonderful resource. Mena What a DOLL! Can you believe how cute this little “Elizabeth” is? I adore the dress, and the bonnet just makes the ensemble. Great work, mom! PS – Check out Mena’s 2010 project […]

Morgan's "Beatrix Potter" Outfit

By Jennie Chancey

I wanted to send you pictures of the completed Beatrix Potter Outfit. It was very easy to make with your online help. Did not get the shoulders quite right, but we were very excited about how pretty she looked in it. Fun pattern to sew! ~ Lisa W. I absolutely love this outfit! I’ve never […]