Monday, May 19, 2014

What I Made with a Vintage Pattern

 McCall 1549 18" doll pattern, copyright 1950

I have a cute 1950s baby doll that needs a new dress before I can sell her.

I looked thru my vintage doll patterns and found this one.
Mine is missing the pajama pattern but that's okay because I'll be making the dress and bonnet.

I used lace instead of bias tape around the bonnet edge 
and satin ribbon for the drawstring ties in the bonnet and dress.
I also lengthened the dress and replaced the embroidered elephants with lace trim.

I opted to make pantaloons of white organdy instead of panties as the doll has a cloth body 
and I didn't want the cloth part of her legs to show.

Since she didn't have shoes I created a pattern 
and sewed a little pair of pink felt shoes that tie with a satin ribbon bow.

Here she is in her new outfit!

I'm really happy with the way she turned out.