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We Wish You a Retro Christmas…

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Click here for the patterns!  

These are based on this one by Simplicity from 1956 and the rest will be coming shortly!

 

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Candy Cane Christmas Dresses

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This is my favorite week of the CC series so far!  I thought it would be fun to do two entirely different outfits from the same fabrics, and then pose them as though a mom had made the sisters coordinated outfits and taken them to a department store for Christmas portraits.  This red striped fabric, reminiscent of candy canes, seemed perfect.

To the best of my knowledge, there were two Chatty outfits labeled “Peppermint”.  One was a pink dress with a peter pan collar and eyelet pinafore called “Peppermint Stick”, and the other was an eyelet blouse over a sundress that had a red yoke and red and white striped skirt.  This second one was also produced in medium blue, or sometimes blue bodice and light blue skirt and I’ve seen it called “Sundress” “Blue Party Dress” or “Two-tone Jumper”.  There were both Canadadian and US versions and sometimes they varied a bit.  For the pink-striped “Peppermint Stick” dress, the sleeves of Canadian version had integral sleeves, and the American had puffed horizontally striped ones like those above.

Get the pattern for the pinafores here

You’ll also need pieces from the rickrack dress here

This series will probably go for two more weeks, but there are more Chatty things based on her original factory outfits in the works.  If I were you and wanted to get those patterns for free, I might start sewing and posting pix of my dolls in these outfits here.  More info on that to come!