Several years ago, I made a collection of Gone With the Wind-inspired gowns for a private collector. Fourteen outfits in total, 12 from the Southern Belle pattern series from Annie’s Attic, which is now out of print, and 2 original one-of-a-kind creations inspired by patterns for larger dolls that I adjusted and customized for the fashion doll.
I love the graceful elegance of each of these designs. Wedding dresses have been one of my favorite things to crochet for fashion dolls and this pattern is no exception. The ruffle along the bottom is just beautiful and the simple tulle veil is fit for a queen.
My favorite part of the Honeymoon Gown is the hat. I loved how the netting came out. That is crocheted bric-a-brac around the edge. Beautiful effect!
The strolling dress has many different aspects that i love. The stripes are stunning. The lace around the sleeves are very pretty and although the hat was pretty simple to make, it add such a nice touch to the outfit that I just love it!
Belle in Blue would probably be considered an everyday gown for Miss Scarlett. Simple in style but still elegant. My favorite part is the lace shawl. I love crocheting lace details for these outfits, so that was definitely a part I enjoyed.
Check back next month for Part 4, the last of the Gone With the Wind-style outfits.
NOTE: Although the Southern Belle bed doll series is no longer in print, you can still find some Southern Belle patterns on eBay from time to time, if you are interested in making them yourself.