Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More Prairie Flower Finery

The Bleu Door pattern site ( www.thebleudoor.com ) continues to be a gold mine of patterns to adapt for the Prairie Flowers. Here are a few new patterns, all of which (with the exception of the crochet sweater above) have been adapted from these patterns.

First, there is a simple nightgown from 1920. This is made of a pale pink batiste, with a sprinkling of crochet flowers around the neck, and featherstitching around the bottom. The pattern is here:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/PFNightgown.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

The bedjacket is just a simple sweater crocheted from laceweight mohair yarn. I developed the pattern originally for Waldorf dolls, and have adapted it for mini-free spirits, and now the Prairie Flowers:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/Crochet_Sweater_for_PrairieFlowers.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Next is a simple shirt and jumper combination. The shirt has 3/4 length sleeves that are not set in; the neck and sleeve edges finished with either purchased or self bias trim. The pattern is here:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/PFBasicShirt.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

The jumper is also super easy, and from the same 1920 pattern as the shirt:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/PFJumper.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1


These cute and simple overalls are from a 1917 pattern. I made them from an old pair of my husbands blue jeans...the straps here were a little narrow to easily make up, so on the pattern I've widened them a bit. And added a touch of embroidery to the legs. Same simple shirt with these overalls as above. The pattern is here:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/PFOveralls.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Close up of the overall embroidery. A Prairie girl should have Prairie flowers blooming across her overalls :-)

12 comments:

  1. Beth: These girls are fantastic. Love looking and sighing. You've been busy my friend. Rusty told me she like running around barefooted but would like some shoes by fall/winter.

    Be good.

    Joyce

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  2. Aw Joyce, thanks so very much :-) Poor Rusty, I'm a terrible cobbler; one of the reasons I like to make these dolls with the shoes permanently attached :-) I'll have to see what I can do for her between now and fall.

    Beth

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  3. Beth, your dolls are so adorable. They have so many pretty clothes to choose from! Warm Regards, Doreen

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  4. At 56 I still love to play with dolls and these dolls are gorgeous! I am familiar with Bleuette and the Bleu Door and I love to see interpretations of the patterns. I am looking forward to seeing what you make next!

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  5. Thank-you so much for your kind comments, Doreen and Tesla :-) I'm 53 and my love for making and playing with dolls is undiminished!

    Beth

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  6. I especially love the nightgown and sweater... so sweet.

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  7. Beth, I forgot to mention that the embroidery on the overalls is so very dear and fitting too.

    I would like to take you up on your offer, as well. Would you be able to e-mail me the tank, skirt, and cardigan sweater found in this post

    http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/2010/02/from-my-archives.html

    if it is not too much trouble? Do you think they would fit my Custom House Ange Ai 10" BJD? Thanks so much. It is so fun and delightful to visit here.

    stepheny[at]pobox[dot]com

    http://katiewhatcanudo.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thank-you for your sweet words, Stepheny :-) The patterns are on their way to you.

    Beth

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  9. I continue to be so thrilled and amazed by your talent!

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  10. I just discovered your blog; Janie H. posted a link to it in the Bleuette group I'm in. I just had to say how much I like it, and I LOVE the patterns here! They are soooo cute!!!

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  11. Thank-you so much for your kind comments, Cat and Loretta :-)

    Beth

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