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It’s 2017 (this year). And 6 year old Maggie is scared. Soon she must live with her Grandma Peggy. She hasn’t seen Grandma Peggy since she was 4.This blog follow’s Maggie’s …

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imageWelles ™ are the new doll line introduced 2016 by American Girl (AG) of Mattel.

While high priced ($60 US dollars), they feature quality thick hair wig and a durable hard body. Faces are delightful…and have a lovely child look. Im not as thrilled with the doll’s torso…as the joining seam is a bit too prominent. Also, limbs and head have only a limited motion range ( as compared to…Hearts for Hearts dolls who have a moderately good range of motion.


However…Wellies are a durable second doll for little girls moving beyond baby doll stage. And…AG offers clothes, accessories. And Pinterest holds many for purchase charming outfits…And for purchase or free Wellies patterns.

Soon…my free pattern for the pictured Regency (Jane Austen era) will be posted.l

DollsTeachGirls moment…Make this dress for her Wellie doll. Then, you, the Girl, and her Regency-dressed  doll can watch the delightful 2004 Pride and Prejudice movie (Keira Knightley version) with your little girl.

She wont understand it all…yet…but she will enjoy the specialness of the sharing time!



*Look on my Pinterest page…(Vanessa Knutsen). I have some free patterns …including some Regency dress patterns!

*Look in my Hearts for Hearts doll board. I have a few free patterns including a Regency dress…for these beautiful dolls.

*I will post my pattern for Wellies…after my computer is fixed! See the attached picture!

And later I will post my instructions on how to make and decorate…the bonnet (seen on the Wellie doll…Ashlyn …posted below.image

Regency Era is Jane Austen’s era!  (Roughly from 1795-1820…where women, girls wore fairly simple, straight dresses & gowns…)

Jane Austen wrote Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and other books…Most have been made into popular movies…and are still favorites!


Introduce Jane Austen to your daughter.

Make the Regency dress for her favorite doll. You, Daughter and Regency-dressed doll could then watch…the 2004 Pride and Prejudice movie starring Keira Knightley.

Watch for other free patterns, stories, pictures…involving the 3 popular dolls listed above!




Dolls teach Girls…Longer version:  “I am using Dolls to teach girls important skills: Sewing, Pattern design, Crafts, Knitting, and even some History…”   First project involves a Jane Austen style Regency Dress pattern for the 18″ Girl Doll!  Am even hand sewing it!  Will put in my “plug” for the fabulous Jane Austen books…Maybe the Jane Austen style dress is a way to get your young daughter/granddaughter/student to read “Pride and Prejudice”!

Watch for (in no special order): Free Doll Patterns (starting with the now classic 18″ girl doll)…free Doll Accessory Patterns, maybe also free projects girls can duplicate to make money for themselves (such as headbands, doll clothes, purse patterns…to name a few).

This site is also a possible school or homeschool resource.  Stay tuned. Expect to post my pattern (or a way to get the free pattern) in the next week!

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  • dollsteachgirls: If it is a pattern of mine shown on the Joann site, I think they redid their site and it might be gone. Try Pinterest under my name Vanessa Knutsen. O
  • dollsteachgirls: I think the problem is...Joann Fabrics changed their website. This is my new site on Wordpress. I show as "dollbookworld" here but am also Vanessa Knu
  • Lindsey: for some reason the link isn't working for me...