I know, it’s been ages and ages since I’ve posted something! But I didn’t want the change of season (autumn here in South Africa) to go by unmarked, so I thought I’d hunt down some freebie doll patterns for cooler weather!
Here’s a cute granny square-inspired poncho from Maggie’s Crochet. Visit her site to see it.
American Girl’s Molly McIntire hails from the World War II era and her “Pretty Clothes” collection is quite interesting. It features two dresses, underwear, pajamas and a “slicker”, or raincoat with matching hat. To download this pattern, click here (zipped .pdf, 16mb).
American Girl Doll Samantha Parkington hails from the Edwardian era and this pattern bundle includes a lot of pretty frills and ribbon details and some other novel items like a circlet, hat and matching muff (for cold days!) and gaiters (worn around the ankle and over the shoe). Download the pattern by clicking here(zipped pdf, 15mb).
Felicity Merriman is an American Girl Doll modelled after the Revolutionary War period. Her “Pretty clothes” includes two full outfits, underwear, a nightshirt and several “caps” (kappies). To download this pattern, click here (zipped .pdf, 16mb).
Addy Walker is an American Girl Doll from the Civil War era. Her “Pretty Clothes” collection includes a three-piece school ensemble, a dress, a winter coat with interesting scarf detail, a nightgown and a “kerchief” bundle. To download these patterns, click here (zipped pdf, 13mb).
Exercise is a great mood-booster even if you’re not depressed/anxious. In addition to last week’s tips, getting someone out of the house for a brisk walk can be SO helpful. Yes, even if they’re trudging along behind you muttering, “I said I wanted to stay home. I want to go home. I can’t do this.”
Continuing in the vein of vintage patterns, this week’s is a mid-century gym suit. Doing a quick google search, it seems something similar to these one-piece uniforms were the norm for quite a while, from maybe the late 1940s through at least the mid-1960s, when my mom was in high school. This blue color seems to have been regulation in most of the country, with obligatory embroidery of your name on it. Anyone live during the era of these gym suits and want to share “fond memories” (I say that in the most sarcastic tone possible) or info about…
Kirsten Larson is a retired American Girl modelled after the Pioneer era in US history. Her outfits include two dresses, a shawl, a nightgown, underwear, a cap (kappie) and “spoonbag”. To download this pattern, click here (zipped .pdf, 14mb).