So I made it through Melody’s second book and found out last week’s dress was actually for New Year’s/ BIRTHDAY, not Christmas. I had a little rant here about her accessories and the inappropriateness of her bedtime book, and DH suggested I delete it…
I’m thrilled AG has given us a doll from this important era in American history and adore the doll herself. Although she and Cecile have the same face mold, the changed eyes and hair make them look very different and I’m happy to have added her to my collection. More projects will certainly be appearing for her on the blog! There’s a new 1960s dress available now for her in 18” doll size. It was previously the “Alpine” dress sized only for 14” dolls. I’m pretty sure it would be a great fit on the Wellies too, but can’t find it to take a picture.
The green version of this dress was based on one from the Sears catalog from 1966. When I re-did it in the larger size, I decided to be creative and change to a print. It was a little too busy with a pleated print front, so I switched to white instead. I loved the old dress, but this new one might be even better! With an unpleated bodice insert and narrower or pleated skirt, it could work as a 1930s dress too.
This week we’ll also start a series of Wellie/H4H outfits to combine into a 4-season outfit, similar to Little Darling’s from two years ago.
These patterns will be available free on the blog for one day only and when the series is over they will appear all together on etsy. The first pattern is a jumper/sleeveless dress because…well, read about why in the pattern!
Congrats to Joy, who found the original 1966 Sears dress and sent me a pic: