Wednesday, 8 April 2015

If I could wear doll's clothes

I didn't mean to disappear for a whole month! I have been having the most frustrating laptop and Blogger issues and have been going round in slow, tedious circles trying to write my blog posts. I think and hope I have a solution and can now get back to writing posts again! 

If I could wear doll's clothes I know exactly what I would be wearing. I was flicking through the new Butterick patterns catalogue yesterday and found these:

Butterick have reproduced some of their vintage sewing patterns for doll's clothes. If these were in your doll's wardrobe she would be the best dressed ever! The designs are from 1946, 1954 and 1956 and there are some fabulous outfits that I would be very happy to wear myself.
Let us take a closer look.

The 1946 page of designs is my least favourite but I am very taken by this Little Red Riding Hood Cape and bonnet. I would happily skip about the nearest forest wearing this. Wolves? Pah!
If I got sick of my red cloak I would replace it with this gorgeous blue coat and bonnet set from 1954. The coat has a great swing shape and has pockets which is always a winner.
Also from 1954 is my favourite casual outfit, perfect for a teenage doll. Turned up high waisted jeans, checked shirt and matching shoes and hair bow. This is great inspiration for a casual '50's look.
From 1956 we have another fabulous casual outfit. I like the bows gathering the bottom of the Breton top and the matching capris. Nice shoes too.
This drop waist polka dot dress is lots of fun, I can imagine that skirt rustling with lots of petticoats. The matching sun hat is an added bonus.
We only get to see a glimpse of this red dress but it looks like it is decorated with floral braid which would be ever so pretty and a perfect diy if you own a red dress you are a bit bored of. The white coat could be quilted which would be marvellous and the matching bonnet is very cute.
You have to love a playsuit, especially a gingham one. The puffy shorts are pretty puffy but at least you have room to eat a big dinner!
This nightdress has a matching pair of puffy shorts. It makes me think of the sleepover scene in Grease which makes me want it all the more.
I wish we could see this gingham dress. I do like the co-ordinating trim on the hood of the swing coat.
This dress is adorable. Monochrome daisies trimmed with red ric rac and a red bow around the waist. A perfect daytime look.

I would definitely pair it with this red coat with the matching trim on the collar and the cuffs. I am coverting the top clasp structured bag too.
So, if I could indeed wear doll's clothes these are the outfits that you would find in my wardrobe. How about you?


  1. I want to wear dolls clothes now too. Particularly the capes
    Retro rover

    1. If only it were possible! Good choice with the capes!

  2. I would! That breton top and capris look is just the kind of thing I love! And capes and coats of all kinds are wonderful :)

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I might need to try and replicate the capris and Breton top.

  3. Sign me up on the double, too, pretty please! Casual though it may be, it's actually her jeans + plaid top (which, come to think of it, rather resembles an outfit I wore on our trip to Vancouver Island last year) that jumps out at me most of all.

    These are seriously fun, sweet Kate, thank you so much for sharing them.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. I know the outfit that you mean, I see the resemblance. It is one that I would like to include in my wardrobe. I am glad that you enjoyed them.