Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

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Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby KarenVA » July 21st, 2016, 10:03 am

We took a day trip to Fredericksburg, VA, a few weeks ago. When we visited the James Monroe Library and Museum gift shop, I found this pattern and fabric for 18" dolls!! The pattern is easy to follow--with lots of nice illustrations. I chose to make the quilted petticoat (but did it by machine, not by hand). I still have to make the outer jacket yet, but here is what I finished.

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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby gardenbunnies » July 21st, 2016, 11:58 am

Oh my, how cute! You did a fabulous job. Someone will enjoy that!
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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby Jenny Jo » July 21st, 2016, 2:48 pm

That looks like a LOT of work!! And it turned out very nice! Why is it called a petticoat if its worn on the outside?
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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby KarenVA » July 21st, 2016, 3:10 pm

Thanks!! The quilting wasn't too hard--I traced the design on Golden Threads quilting paper and quilted along the lines.

Here is a link from Colonial Williamsburg that describes clothes in that era:

https://www.history.org/history/clothin ... ossary.cfm
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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby KathyD » July 21st, 2016, 4:13 pm

What a cute historical outfit!!! Love the quilting on the skirt too. :)

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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby angelalee511 » July 23rd, 2016, 7:17 am

That is fabulous, Karen! I love everything about this outfit. It sure looks like a lot of work, and you did such a great job. Wow!
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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby Rosieq » July 23rd, 2016, 7:37 am

The historic outfit looks like it is interesting to make. A nice change from the average AG doll dress. One more for you.

Your work is perfection!

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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby KarenVA » July 23rd, 2016, 7:56 am

You all are way too nice--if you could see the quilting close up, you would see all of my wonky areas!! I'm still working on getting the hang of it (I don't know how Leah Day stays in the lines!!!). But, I figure this is for a doll--so she better not complain!!! :rotflo:
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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby nonie » July 23rd, 2016, 9:55 am

What a wonderful pattern and such a great way to teach what historical clothing was like. Love the quilting on the skirt, very pretty.
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Re: Part of an historic outfit for 18" dolls

Postby genniewren » July 25th, 2016, 2:06 am

What a beautiful outfit, Karen. Just gorgeous.
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