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. 


  1. She is darling and so stylishly dressed

  2. How cute! Her dress is so sweet.

  3. You did a professional job on this doll pattern. She's adorable!