This month I’d like to re-visit the Edwardian time period and showcase two more of my favorite dresses.
The Edwardian gown is one of my favorite silhouettes to crochet for the fashion doll. Barbie, I’m talking to you! 😀
Not only is it elegant with beautiful lace (I love crocheting lace!), but it works up rather quickly because the skirt is so much narrower than other period costumes such as Victorian and Antebellum.
This dress in light aqua and black crochet thread is from an Annie’s Attic bed doll pattern (Miss July, 1995), part of the Bridal Trousseau collection. I just love the lacework and the small details like the epaulets on the shoulders, the tiny purse, and the brooch at the neck.
I had a lot of fun creating this dress, especially doing the hair and fashioning the hat.
Another great pattern and example of Edwardian gowns is Miss October from that same bed doll pattern collection:
I just love the lacework on this doll, the contrast between the burgundy and the white, and the ribbed bodice, created with back loop crochet.
Again, the small details such as the parasol and the hat are just lovely.
I’m especially proud of how well the hair came out on this doll. Believe it or not, the hair sometimes takes longer to do than the dress! 😀
Both of these patterns are out of print now, but you can find copies for sale on eBay and Etsy quite frequently.