Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Simple Bleuette fashions from hankies

A simple 12 inch square of fabric can become quite a wardrobe for your Bleuette or crochet Bleuette.  These three hankies on the left were turned into a simple pleated dress, panties, nightgown, and sundress.  Each one took less than an hour to complete, and the hankie does all the fashion work for you!

Here are the patterns:

 Basic pleated hankie dress  dress with the purple flowers


 Simple hankie panties and nightie nightgown with red roses


Simple hankie sundress/pinafore sundress with blue roses

I hope you enjoy making these sweet little outfits, and hunting for hankies to turn into Bleuette frocks :-)


20 comments:

  1. I love that kind of simply ideas, dolls look great!

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  2. Cudowne lale i piękne ubranka. Świetny pomysł z wykorzystaniem chusteczek. Serdecznie pozdrawiam. Jola

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  3. Oh my, those outfits you have made are super cute.

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  4. What a wonderful use for those hankies. My mother had drawers of them.

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  5. Thank you so much for your good words, Jola, Lizzie, and Lois. Lois, what a treasure to have from your Mother :-)

    Beth

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  6. You are so nice to share such wonderful ideas & patterns with us. I have about a dozen old handkerchiefs from my mom. I'm going to crochet your dolls and make dresses from my mom's handkerchiefs & given them to my granddaughter for Christmas. THANK YOU.

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    1. Bren, what a wonderful idea for Christmas; your grandchildren will have an heirloom from both their Great Grandmother and their Grandmother.

      Beth

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  7. What a great idea and so pretty as well!

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  8. These are wonderful as always. Thank you for sharing! But where can you get pretty ladies hankies like that if you don't have any already?

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    1. Robin, you can try yard sales or antique shops for vintage hankies. Also, HomeSew carries a line of hankies that are printed by Moda. I used these for the dresses in this post. Here is a link:

      http://www.homesew.com/sc/productsearch.cgi?storeid=*1a6f0c47d0269a1c016e7baf28fb52

      I used the vintage floral collection.

      Thank you for your good words :-)

      Beth

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  9. What great outfits! Thank you for sharing how to make them:)

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    1. Thank you for your good words, Tooken :-)

      Beth

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  10. If only I could find a giant hankie I'd make one up for me!!! These are adorable and so easy thanks to your help! Your kindness, as always, is most appreciated...natalie jo

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    1. Someone suggested a tablecloth or bedsheet for a human size hankie dress :-)

      Thank you for your good words.

      Beth

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  11. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your wonderful prairie flowers patterns and tutorials. I've been looking to solve the wrinkly neck problem and hoping the neck dart will do the trick!

    Also, if you are looking for vintage hand embroidery patterns, I've got hundreds posted on my site. I believe in sharing the love - and freely!

    http://french-knots.com

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  12. So adorable. Love all of your dolls. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beth,
    I am totally in love with your Bleuette dolls, that's for sure. But, when I saw these hankie dresses and things I gasped out loud! I am seriously going to make some of these they are so beautiful and simple.

    All the women of my mother's generation used to carry hankies around. There are lots of antique and collectable stores around where I live. I'll bet I can find some really sweet hankies to make clothes out of. Thank you again for being so creative and sharing your wonderful ideas with the rest of us!

    - Momma Cat

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    1. Hi Momma Cat!

      I love vintage hankies as well, and just love the way they make up so easily into pretty dresses :-)

      Beth

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