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Two of a kind Clara Barton doll dress

I made the Clara Barton doll dresses for the Women of History series I have on Etsy.

I'm also having a sale in my Etsy shop.  You can find the information in the shop news section.
You can find it in my Etsy shop here.

A League of Their Own costume Hallowe'en costume, Part Three: It's All Done!

I was able to finish off my A League of Their Own costume for Hallowe'en.  As a surprise birthday gift I was given the supplies to make a Racine Belles costume as well!

My supplies, notes, and thanks are all in part one here:

My mock up is in part two:

Rockford Peaches

The lighting is harsh in this picture but I still like it.
Dirt in the skirt and fox tails in the shoes!
Racine Belles

I did a brief video of my costumes up on YouTube.

I hope everyone liked the tutorial and pictures!

A League of Their Own costume Hallowe'en costume, Part Two: Mockup

I promise I haven't forgotten about this one costume!  I've been busy between helping a friend out and small commission work on Etsy.  Yay.  Buuuuuuuuuut...between the heat wave and it meant that I didn't have a lot of time to work on my own personal work.  Not so yay.

This costume is meant for entertainment and educational purposes only.  I make no money off this costume.

You can read part one about notes, reference images, and supplies used here.

On the pattern I used by Designing Twining and Muffin Head Patterns  there are four inches of ease in the pattern pieces.  Because of this I looked up the measurements on the finished costume and cut out the pattern in that size.  This meant going down a size or two but the mock up fit very well.

I did do one big goof with this mock up in having the front panels mixed up.  In my…

A League of Their Own costume Hallowe'en costume, Part One: Supplies and Notes

I first saw A League of Their Own when I was in high school.  Ironically enough it was in a typing class.  I don't remember why it was shown but it was for the day.

Before a knee injury ended any potential step dance/sports career I used to play baseball regularly.  Fun fact:  I was the pitcher.

Anyway, I had largely forgotten about the movie until I came across the movie and watched it on TV and decided I wanted to make the costume for Hallowe'en.

Thanks to Maggie on Costumer's Guide I was able to find a good amount of information on how to make the costume.  She has some nice pictures and is kind enough to share the links as to where she bought her supplies.

You can find Maggie's blog and her costume details here.

Pinterest was also a huge help in finding good reference pictures for making the costume and I saved a great deal of images from there.

I'm not making any money off this tutori…
I made a new Victorian/Edwardian era doll nanny or early nurse doll dress.  I've seen some old black and white photos of nurses from the turn of the century wearing striped dresses.
It's available in my Etsy shop here.

White 1860s dress

I had just enough fabric left over to squeeze out this 1860's style dress.  It's a suitable dress for children as many children's fashion back then had short sleeves among other things.

The ribbon is gold metallic and the beads are gold filled.

It's up in my Etsy shop here.
I can't remember if I shared this wedding dress commission piece I got or not.

I also finished off a new 1930's style doll dress that fits American Girl dolls.  Overall I'm happy with how both turned out.

The doll dress is trimmed with satin ribbon and faux pearls.  It's a nice subtle 4th of July/patriotic look that I like.

Both are available in my Etsy shop here.