Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Historical Costumes for American Girl Dolls by CSB Sews Doll Clothes

I've finished sewing for the 2015 Halloween Season - didn't get to write about some of them as the sold too fast.   Now I am sewing period pieces for the dolls - these would make great Holiday gifts.

First is a lovely lace covered Regency Era dress and Bonnet for American Girl Doll Caroline Staub.  

Secondly, I have created an everyday Victorian Era Dress and Hat for American Girl Doll Samantha.

I have photographed the "inside" finishing of a couple of my items.   One has sold, the other is the Victorian dress for Samantha.   I line almost all of the clothing I make and wanted to "advertise" that fact.

Inside of a Halloween Costume (sold)

Inside of the Victorian Dress

All of this writing these items are available at CSB Sews Doll Clothes on Etsy.

See you soon,


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New American Girl BeForever Doll

The American Girl company is releasing a brand new doll as part of an ongoing series of historically-themed dolls. The new addition to the American Girl collection is Maryellen Larkin, and she comes from the era of post-war 1950s.

According to People, the BeForever line of dolls includes characters from some of America’s most trying times, including the Civil War, World War II, and the Great Depression. But the newest American Girl doll is based around a happier part of American history: 1954.

Each American Girl doll comes with her own backstory and characteristics, and Maryellen Larkin is no different. She’s a strawberry blonde 9-year-old from Florida with a passion for drawing. The doll comes with an array of outfits appropriate for 1954, as well as three books with original stories about the doll’s character. These stories show the American Girl doll having adventures within the historically accurate realm of the post-war 50s. All three books are written by Valerie Tripp.

“At first glance, Maryellen’s circumstances appear determinedly normal,” the author said. “I did this deliberately, so that I could show that the extraordinary exists with the extra-ordinary, and it is Maryellen’s own sparky pizzazz that makes the difference.”

Fans of American Girl have been requesting a doll from the 1950s since the company started way back in 1986. Decades later, they’ve finally delivered with the adorable Maryellen Larkin. 

 Looking forward to sewing 1950's mid-century outfits for Maryellen.