Friday, May 17, 2013

Prairie Dresses - McCall's 9424

Just look at these pretty girls and their big smiles!  They loved their new dresses and the matching doll outfits, and that made me happy.  It was a joy to sew these outfits, and a joy to see the girls' excitement and gratefulness. I'm sure they will have hours of fun and imagination as they play in their "Little House on the Prairie" dresses and bonnets.


The pattern for these dresses is one that I've sewn many times before.  First for my own girls years ago, and then again for another friend's daughters several years ago.  The pattern is still available in the pattern book, and I may just buy another to replace my worn and used copy.  

The pattern does run wide, but that's okay for a costume like this.  The girls will be able to wear them for several years, I imagine.  (I do wish I had made the sleeves a bit longer, though.)

The doll clothes is also a McCall's pattern, number 3627, and fits 18" dolls.  


I love this picture....reminds me of Holly Hobbie!



the doll dresses, bonnets, pantaloons, and aprons  





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    1. Thank you, Melissa. It always brings a smile to my face when I see you pop up online.

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  2. They are beautiful!!! I need to make them for Ahnalin this week too.

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    1. Oh, and I can't wait to see Ahnalin's dress! Your work is always superb.

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  3. So adorably precious!

    I just checked out the first Little House book to read to my daughter. Costumes just might be in order after we read the book!

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    1. Definitely--costumes are in order! :)

      There is also an adult version of this pattern which I have made two times. You could make yourself a dress to match your daughter.

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  4. So much fun for the girls! Love the costumes, especially the doll dresses!

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  5. Love the costumes! Really love the doll dresses! Such wonderful memories!

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  6. So, so adorable! I just bought this pattern this week - my daughter is going to Barkerville in June and needs to be dressed in period costume.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your daughter's dress--and pictures of the Barkerville event on your blog. My girls wore their dresses to all kinds of pioneer events including a reenactment of the Oklahoma Land Run. Fun memories.

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  7. The dresses pantaloons and aprons are so cute :-)

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  8. Wow! I love making little outfits with matching dolly outfits :)

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