Friday, March 18, 2016

Historical Costumes for 2016.

I've spent the first three months of 2016 creating historical costumes for Kit, Kirsten, Samantha and Addy.   It has been fun to revisit these periods and recreate dresses for the dolls.

First of the outfits is a colorful praire ensemble for American Girl Doll Kirsten (1854).   The outfit consists of Apron, Bonnet, Bloomers and Dress:


Next is a dress from 1864 for Addy.   This dress is reminiscent of the ensembles worn by Little Women.   This ensemble features a Black Net Snood and Dress. 


I was inspired by Victorian Fashion and have created two separate looks for this era and Samantha (1904):  Both ensembles have matching headbands:



Lastly, I had a lot of fun creating this feedsack print dress for American Girl Doll Kit (1934).    Life in the 1930s meant hard work and frugal habits. Families were used to "making do" with what they had. With feed sacks, mothers took thriftiness to new heights of creativity, transforming the humble bags into dresses and other household necessities. The feed sack makers responded by printing their sacks with colorful designs.


Thanks for looking at the creations from CSB Sews.   I hope you will take a minute and visit my shop CSB Sews Doll Clothes On Etsy.

Back soon, 

Carolyn
  

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Category for the New Year

Happy New Year!! For the new year I have created a new category in my shop - "Hats and Wardrobe Basics". I've just started filling it, but here is a collage of the items added so far. These are fun and relatively inexpensive items that will be great additions to your doll's wardrobe.  I will be adding more hats, body suits, aprons of all kinds, and purses, just to name a few of the items planned for this area.   Check out each of the items at CSB Sews Doll Clothes on Etsy



Thanks for looking,

Carolyn