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.
In this last part of the series, I’m showcasing the two one-of-a-kind outfits I made for the Gone With the Wind collection.
The red robe was inspired by a Gone With the Wind pattern for 15″ dolls (Romantic Couples by Jan Hatfield #1143, published by American School of Needlework, 1992*) that called for worsted weight yarn instead of crochet thread. I used that pattern as a general guideline for the robe style, but made many adjustments to accommodate the smaller gauge and the different doll size/shape.
The corset and bloomers set was inspired by the 15″ doll pattern mentioned above as well as the wedding gown undergarments from the Paradise Publications 1905 Wedding Dress pattern (Volume 1).
I call these outfits one-of-a-kind because I didn’t write down the alterations I made to the base patterns. These two outfits were specially made for the collector who commissioned me to complete them for her, and I had no plans to recreate them.
And that concludes the showcase on Gone With the Wind inspired crochet costumes for fashion dolls.
Check back next month for a new showcase featuring more dresses from Annie’s Attic and Paradise Publications.
*The Romantic Couples pattern is out of print now, but you can still find some second hand on eBay from time to time.