Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pretty dresses for Bleuette


Here are a couple of very simple dresses you can make for your Bleuette or crochet Bleuette, using the basic camisole as the bodice.  The drop waist dress has a crocheted skirt, and the short waist dress has a fabric skirt.

Simple dresses for Bleuette

With this bodice, you can make any number of outfits for Bleuette.  Shorten it a bit more, add a long fabric skirt, and you have a sweet nightgown.  Or, pair the long waisted bodice with the pantaloons to make cute rompers.  These are some of my favorite outfits to make for dolls.  They are simple, and look sweet :-)



Enjoy the day, and enjoy the crochet!

26 comments:

  1. Oh my Beth they are really cute but the black and pink outfit is just stunning!

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  2. Your hooks must be made of greased lightning. This has been a wonderful few days in making my Suzette and then Aurora. Now I'm as excited as a kid in a penny candy store cause you shared clothes with us.

    Seriously, your work is just so inspiring. I was inspired to drop my circles afghan and make your dolls instead. Fun first.

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  3. Okay now ms. Beth...are these cute or What. I knew they were going to be fantastic.

    These dolls are one of my favorite thus far.

    Carolyn

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  4. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! I think this doll is special, and it is a delight to share her with you :-)

    And Joyce, definitely fun first! Remember, life is uncertain; eat desert first :-)

    Beth

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  5. Marga and Jane, gracias and thank you!

    Beth

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  6. I stumbled across your blog and I am so excited to try these. I haven't crocheted much in quite a while, and these adorable dolls and their outfits might be just the thing to get me back into it. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing patterns! I can't wait to get home and grab my hook and get going! Thank you!!

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  7. Wow! I can't say enough about your gorgeous crocheted dolls! To be truthful - I'm loving YOUR crocheted Bleuettes better than the original doll! I, too, find the pinks/black outfit stunning!!!

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  8. Priestess and Sandie, thanks so much for your good words :-)

    Beth

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  9. ok, thats it! These are so adorable, that I am going to have to start on them way sooner than later! I think that things on my project list just got rearanged! :D

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  10. Yay, Brandi! Go for it :-)

    Beth

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  11. Hi! One of the ladies on my Dianna Effner Little Darlings list shared your link because some of Bleuette's clothes fit the Effner Little Darlings (13" vinyl dolls). I love your Crochet Bleuette and I'm going to try making some of the clothes and see how they fit my Little Darlings. I may also have to try the crochet Bleuette at some point! I wanted to thank you for posting the patterns. It's very kind of you to share! I know how much work goes into making written patterns and tutorials, so I truly appreciate your time. Thanks again! :)

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  12. Elizabeth, thank you so much for the good words! And also, for the news that these outfits might fit Dianna Effner's Little Darlings; a dear friend of mine has just purchased two, and I would love to make her an outfit. Please let me know if these outfits really do fit!

    Thanks again!

    Beth

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    1. Hi, I whipped one up today and it does fit the Effner doll perfectly. The only thing I changed was making only one extra row on the cap sleeves rather than two. Here's a link to my post about it and thanks again for the pattern! http://frizzylizzie.blogspot.com/2012/07/zoe-dress.html

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    2. Elizabeth, I saw your lovely dress. Wonderful that the pattern fits these beautiful dolls :-)

      Beth

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  13. Hi Beth, i've made a Bleuette and i'm making the long waisted dress. i'm at the skirt part and i'm wondering about it. it reads 1: Join CC1 in the back loop of the first sc at the bottom edge of the skirt, ch2 (is NOT the first dc), dc
    in the same st (four dc in the next st, dc in the next st) across. In the last sc, work enough dc sts to end with an even number of dc sts for this row, ch1, turn. 2: (Sc in the first st, dc in the next st) across. Join to the beginning sc, ch1, turn. i did that but the skirt seems really ruffly and for the second row there isn't a sc from the previous row to sc into. Is it suppose to be (four dcs in the first,sc in the next st) for the first row? thanks for any help and i hope i explained it okay and didn't confuse you. :) ~Anne~

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  14. Hi Anne,

    The first row of the skirt is worked only in double crochet stitches, and you want to end in an even number.

    The second row and subsequent rows are then worked in the pattern of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches. The second row is the only row that works into double crochet stitches only (since dc are the only stitches that were worked in the first row).

    And yes, this skirt starts out very ruffly. If you don't want it as full, you could work (three dc in the next, dc in the next) around for the first row.

    I hope this makes sense! If not, let me know and we'll try again :-)

    Beth

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  15. Hi Beth, thanks for letting me know. i did the first row before i asked you so i'll just continue on and see how it looks. i really like the Bleuette pattern. She is so sweet. I have been looking at some wigs online for some future Bleuettes.there is so many beautiful wigs. :).i'm going to make some for Christmas gifts.thanks again for the help. Anne

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  16. Thanks, Anne! It is fun to see how different wigs will give your doll a completely different character.

    Beth

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  17. I don't know where to start to comment. Your work is absolutely amazing! I have done thread bears that are jointed,etc. Your Dolls are just lovely. I will be back to look around more!

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  18. Thank you so much for your good words, DeLene :-)

    Beth

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  19. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful patterns.i love making dolls for other little ones as we have no grandchildren of our own.i always wanted a daughter or granddaughters but wasn't mentioned to be I so loveaking little dolls to give away.thankyou so much for offering them free for us seniors free patterns mean alot.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Peggy; I'm delighted you enjoy the patterns :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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