Archive for March 2010
Jane Austen …Regency free dress patterns for 18″ American Girl-style dolls,14 1/2″ Wellies(TM) dolls, and 14″ Hearts for Hearts ™ dolls.
Posted March 16, 2010on:
*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.
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!