Thursday, November 18, 2010

American Girl Dolls Felicity & Elizabeth

I don't know how many of you are American Girl Doll fans, but they are retiring Felicity & Elizabeth this year! First they retired Samantha which they replaced with Rebecca, then Kirsten (which they didn't replace,very upsetting) and now Felicity & Elizabeth (I hope they replace them).
 I was very sad to see Kirsten go, especially since they didn't make a movie about her, I have been waiting ever since they started making the movies, to come out with a Kirsten movie, but they retired her before making one!  Making those movies was the only good thing that Mattel did after taking american girl over. They haven't made any movies in 2years; I think it has been 4 years since they did a movie on their historical dolls, I wonder why? They seemed to be a hit, the last one Kit was in theaters. Oh,well I guess all things must come to an end sometime. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My next Edwardian Gown

Here's a picture of the doll version of my next edwardian dress. The inset is going to have embroidery instead of lace. I don't really like the white lace with this dress, but I didn't feel like doing it over.
 I am making out of the same fabric, striped olive taffeta and bronze taffeta.  I love taffeta it feels really nice and it russles when you walk! I have it all cut out and I finished the embroidery, now for the fun part of putting it together.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More sewing projects!

   So, I have been kept busy for the last week and half with some sewing projects!

  First up is the Pride and Prejudice dress.
  I had someone ask me to make this dress. She wanted it as much of a  replica as I could make it. I think, I got it as close as possible, except for the fabric.


The neck-line looks as wide as the movie one when worn

Next up are these two doll dresses
A 1903 Doll Dress

A Swedish looking "My Twinn" Doll Dress
With an Apron

Monday, October 4, 2010

Finished Doll Dress

I wasn't sure about the fabric and the trim, but it turned out much better then I expected!  

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Edwardian Dress

After months of trying to finish this dress, I finally did! First, I couldn't figure out what to use as a closure. I tried an invisible zipper, which is what the pattern called for, but it had to many layers and the zipper would split. I don't know how other people (who used this dress pattern) kept this from happening. Then I couldn't figure out how to do the sash, I ended up just making a sash that you could just tie it on.

So without further ado............

Friday, August 27, 2010


Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Jessica, I grew up as the 4th child in a family of nine and loved being apart of a large family. November 21, 2015,  I married the most wonderful man and my best friend. I love to sew just about anything! Historical clothes and doll clothes in particular, You can find my work in my Etsy shop