Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nancy Drew Fashion Week - Vintage Nancy

As you can see from my sidebar this week was Nancy Drew Fashion Week! Unfortunately my plans for participating were interrupted by the temporary loss of my camera. I now have it back though and can at least get a couple of posts in which makes me very happy!

I didn't have the time or the funds to make myself a Nancy inspired vintage outfit so instead I made one for someone else...


Inspired by the first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock, (which someone returned to the library, oh well) and this lovely vintage suit pattern I made a new outfit for my dolly Paige.


I used muslin for the little blouse and a linen/cotton blend from Jo-Ann's for the skirt and jacket. I used patterns from the book The Doll's Dressmaker by Venus A. Dodge for the blouse and jacket though I altered them quite a bit. I did not use a pattern for the skirt.






Hopefully I will see you all tomorrow!

15 comments:

Melissa M. said...

Wow, that is excellent! I can't imagine doing such tiny work! Lovely little outfit. :)

Lynnie said...

You amaze me! This is adorable.

*Ashley* said...

that is so cute! i used to have American girl dolls...and i loved dressing them up! great joB!

Alison said...

This is so adorable! I love it! :)

Natasha Marie said...

Oh, what an absolutely lovely doll costume!
Well done!=)

~Tasha~
http://daybyday.plexpedia.com

Kellie said...

I love The Doll's Dressmaker! And you've done such a lovely job on this outfit. . . such delicious detail.

I'm happy to discover your delightful blog!
~Kellie~

Marian said...

That's a darling outfit!! You did such a great job. :)

Lillian said...

How do you do it?!?

Caroline said...

Thanks everyone!

@Lil, I have a few tricks up my sleeve ; P.

Chip said...

How lovely! You did an amazing job!

Mylena said...

Omgosh, I love that pattern! You should sew that in your size, I would love to see what it looks like on a person! Thanks for thit lovely post!

Your Friend,
Mylena

shelby rogers said...

WOW!!
Next class you have here you need to have that to make on your list!!!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

This is just TOO COOL, Caroline! I love that little mini Nancy Drew dress so much!!

Madeline said...

This is so cute!!!
~Madeline
p.s. check out the giveaway on my blog here: http://flameinthedarkness.com/spring-has-sprung-a-giveaway/

Christianna said...

This is so sweet. I love how it looks just like a regular dress...just in miniature!