Thursday, 15 December 2011

What does my seven year old niece want for Christmas?


September niece is a young lady who knows her mind. Over the summer she had requested a doll & so I made one for her birthday.


A further request has come in for another everyday dress & also some fancy evening clothes. They would have to be silk and probably black because lots of evening clothes are black...

So I had a good rummage in the fabric stash & made an everyday dress (not something I tend to see everyday though..!)


Then a silk dress was made with some black in the pattern. I didn’t think it looked sufficiently fancy, so I added some beads.


Then an evening cloak with black lining, black ruffles and a hood.


A petticoat was necessary...


& of course some underwear (those of you who are easily offended please look away NOW!)


I wonder if she'll still be asking for doll's clothes this time next year?

P.S.  The December Making Winter Blog hop is going really well, as is the Flickr pool. Thank you to everybody who has been adding festive links!

19 comments:

Not So Granny said...

wow, what a great Aunty! (will you adopt me please?)

Suzanne said...

these clothes are beautiful!! You are going to make one little girl and her doll very, very happy.
Suzanne x

Knitlass said...

If you can manage all this - beautiful! - you could definitely manage knitting! Gorgeous things - and love the undies...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh wow, I wish I was your niece, I would still be asking for dolly clothes that beautiful at my age :-) I am making my little ones a doll each but their clothes are going to be very basic and I am even finding that hard to do :-S x

millefeuilles said...

Ahhh, those who know my blog a little will know that I do like doll's clothes. Yours are absolutely splendid! Lucky girl who will be playing with these!

Stephanie

Claire said...

They're lovely. Now, can you make the evening one in an adult size? Pretty please? hehe.

xx

lizzie said...

Really lovely and so tasteful ! Did you use a pattern ?
Love the undies !

backlanenotebook said...

Well I fancy the lot- for me. I'd wear the cloak for the last minute supermarket shop and the everyday dress would be perfect for Christmas lunch.
You just about have time if you start today.

Thrifty Household said...

The dresses are adapted (heavily adapted) from a pattern that my mum bought in the 1970s. The doll is also based on the original pattern- I think it was for a Hollie Hobbie doll? The cloak & undies are made up. The pattern does include bloomers though!
I love the thought of Backlane Notebook wandering around the supermarket in the cloak...(especially as it trails rather magnificently behind the doll & the hood drapes artfully over the shoulders...)

Paula said...

Wow, that's one lucky niece and the doll will the the best dressed doll ever :-)

Ginnie said...

I'm with Backlane Notebook! Those beautiful things would definitely upgrade my wardrobe. In fact they might not want to hang next to my usual stuff and demand their own closet. So beautiful!

Mrs. Micawber said...

I think you should start a line of undies. Those are simply gorgeous.

My mother made a Holly Hobbie doll for my niece decades ago and I think this is the same pattern. She had bloomers too (the doll I mean, not my mom or my niece).

That evening cloak (opera cloak?)is so rich and beautiful-looking. Lucky niece!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

the cloak is perfect !
well , they're all beautiful ... but , in that cape and with a small wicker basket over my arm , i could swoop into a georgian haberdashery and purchase ribbons , lace and button-hooks , mantuas and mittens .

Calico Kate said...

Blown away by your talent Mrs TH. I cannot dress make I don't have the patience for it - so to make so beautifully on a small scale deserves high praise. Lucky Lucky September niece.
The knickers remind me of a girl Mouse - named Miss Mouse - my aunt made for me when I was little. The first thing I did was to turn her upside down to see if she had any on. They were a pair of Victorian dolls knickers beautifully trimmed with lace and Jen had made a button hole for her tail to come through! I still have Miss Mouse & I am sure that September niece will treasure this doll for years to come. Does she have a name? (the doll not the niece!)
CKx

Annie said...

She's going to be the best dressed doll in town this Christmas. Lucky September Niece to have an aunt so expert in dolly couture!

Julie said...

Gosh, September niece, and her doll, are VERY lucky! Juliex

Thrifty Household said...

Good question Kate...I investigated & was told that the doll had been called Kate- you must have a sixth sense!

Calico Kate said...

Your niece has excellent taste! I wonder though is she a Katharine for High days and Holidays!
CKx

Thrifty Household said...

No, I am reliably informed that it is just Kate, or Katy (Katie?) never Katharine. (There are no titles either!)

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