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29 July 2004 @ 07:22 pm
Piddlin' 'round the house  
I found my old Samantha (American Girl dolls) patterns and they look quite simple, so I shall probably draw up a design tonight and cut the pieces for a doll dress. Since Samantha's from the Victorian period her dresses modify perfectly for Gothic Lolita.
I like making doll dresses because you don't waste a lot of fabric if it turns out poorly but it's still valid practice for your stitching. :) They stopped making these patterns years ago so I'm going to go trolling about on eBay and see if I can dig up any for the other dolls, especially Felicity (colonial period) and Addy (Civil War). What can I say? I like the period clothing; it's a good base that can be updated or kept classic as necessary.
Jaenanda: Mona Jaejaejaenanda on July 29th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
Don't forget Molly's school jumper. You can get quite deviant with that, especially if you just modify the skirt to be worn sepeate from the bodice...

sorry for the random comment. I found you on the gothfash community friend's page, and your post caught my eye. I've had my Molly doll since 1988...
Suzik00kaburra on July 29th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
I love random comments so YAY!
I forgot about Molly's but you're right, many great things could be made with her jumper. :) Of course, finding any of these patterns is a pain since they've been out of circulation a good 5-6 years now.

I've had Samantha since 1993 and when they released their American Girl of Today I saved my money for months to buy the Asian Girl doll. I loved those things...^_^
slowdance on the insideaelustical on July 29th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC)
I love the dresses of the Victorian period!
faithlessangei on July 29th, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Dammit.

I sold my Addy doll several years ago. I surely would have given her to you, since she had never come out of her box, even if you are only interested in the clothes.
Suzik00kaburra on July 30th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for the thought. :) When I was little I always thought it was fascinating that Addy had the long long hair and the little gold earrings.
Luckily I've got a Samantha and one of the American Girl of Today dolls (she was Asian, I had to get her!) so I've got some willing models.