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Doll Clothes of Yore

Updated on August 14, 2012

Doll Clothes of Yore ~ by Emily Marsh

In 2006, young Emily Marsh began her business of creating, marketing, and selling quality doll clothes right in her own sewing room at home. At only 14 years old, Emily was already quite the seamstress, with a good head for fashion, design, and detail.

She named her enterprise "Doll Clothes of Yore" and she continues to provide beautiful fashion clothing from bygone eras to fit today's dolls of the American Girl size.

With lots of historical categories, your little girl will have lots of ways to dress her favorite doll. Every dress is handmade, with none being like the other, and hours of meticulous research goes into identifying period-correct fit and fabric, colors and trims.

The following are representations of the types of things she sews. If you go to her gallery and see something you love, order it quick, because she'll be off on a new design before you know it!

With the 'Doll Clothes of Yore' brand, you get a high-quality, handmade in the USA product. Read on to see some of the amazing clothes that will delight your little girl and her special friend. Click on the doll to be taken directly to Emily's site where you can order.

'Guinevere' Dress - Medieval Period: Circa 1200-1400

Guinevere
Guinevere

This Dress features:

* A dark green calico dress

* Elegant cream sleeve linings and bodice inset

* Wide 'bell' sleeves and black brocade trim

* This dress also laces up the front with a black satin ribbon.

This dress was inspired by a series of drawings of the era. This style was worn by women of the upper class.

Guinevere was the wife of the celebrated King Arthur of the Round Table, who lived in the fifth and six centuries. The stories of the great king and his wife are mostly mythical, and it is very difficult to say what is true and what is legend. But Guinevere is said to be a wise and beautiful queen, and there are many stories about her life as wife of the head of what is now England, Scotland, Iceland, and perhaps Germany.

'Eowyn' Dress - Medieval Period: Circa 1200-1400

'Eowyn' Dress
'Eowyn' Dress

This beautiful outfit includes a Dress and a Robe. It features:

* A white calico dress with long flowing sleeves.

* Gold embroidered brocade ribbon trim on the neckline and as a belt.

* A crepe-looking rich red velvet robe.

There are only 2 available. After the last 2 are sold, the red cape will be replaced with a royal blue.

Eowyn's dress is inspired by a suit seen in "The Lord of the Rings'. It is quite similar to what would have been worn by many women in the 13th century.

Who is Eowyn?

Eowyn is a character of JRR Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." Tolkien based many of his characters and cultures on historically accurate tellings of the lands and times of the medieval era, especially the Celts..

'Isabella' Dress - Renaissance Period: Circa 1500-1600

'Isabella' Doll Dress
'Isabella' Doll Dress

This outfit includes a Chemise, Skirt and corset-style Vest. It features:

* A sheer cream eyelet off-the-shoulder chemise. It also has dark brown gauntlet-style cuffs that lace with gold eyelets and brown ribbons.

* A dark brown skirt.

* A beautiful vest that is made of brocade-like calico. The shoulder straps fasten with gold brads. The vest

laces in the back with gold eyelets like a corset.

This dress is very similar to what might have been worn in Spain during the Renaissance period.

Who is 'Isabella'?

Isabella was the wife of Ferdinand, king of Spain. She was very influential in getting Christopher Columbus support and funds to come to America.

"Luck o' the Irish' Dress - Renaissance Period: Circa 1500-1600

'Luck o' the Irish' Doll Dress
'Luck o' the Irish' Doll Dress

This outfit includes a Chemise, or blouse, a Skirt, a Vest and a Tam, or hat. It features:

* A red and blue plaid skirt and hat.

* A cream calico chemise with special 'celtic' sleeves.

* A dark red calico vest that laces with gold eyelets and

a navy ribbon.

This dress is unavailable for a few weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This dress might have been worn by a middle-class woman living in Ireland or Scotland during the 16th century.

What is a 'Chemise'?

A 'chemise' was a large and roomy shirt that would probably have been made out of linen. It was known as a basic undergarment and a nightshirt. Some were above knee-length, others were past mid-calf. The styles of the chemise varied widely and the gender of the wearer did not matter.

What is a 'Tam'?

A 'tam' is a hat that is also known as a 'Tam 'o Shanter'. It originated in Scotland as a men's hat and is named after a character in a Robert Burns poem. The women's version of the hat is called a 'Tam' or 'Tammie'.

'Catarina von Bora' Dress - Renaissance Period: Circa 1500-1600

'Catarina von Bora' Doll Dress
'Catarina von Bora' Doll Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A dark green calico dress.

* Sheer white eyelet sleeve puffs.

* Gold-embroidered brocade ribbon on the cuffs and

waist.

* Gold organza ribbon around the skirt and at the neckline.

* A gold belt buckle at the waist.

During the Renaissance, the current fashion depended upon where you lived. The fashion differences between France, England and Germany are quite distinct. This dress would have been worn in Germany around 1500.

Who was Catarina von Bora?

Catarina von Bora was a nun who lived in Germany in the early 16th century. She and several of her sisters left the convent and traveled to Wittenburg looking for the new teacher, Martin Luthur, who was also an ex-monk. Catarina later married Martin Luther, who is now remembered to be one of the most influential men of the Renaissance.

This dress was inspired by a dress that Catarina wore in the period film 'Luther'.

'Danielle's Wedding' Dress - Renaissance Period: Circa 1500-1600

'Danielle's Wedding' Doll Dress
'Danielle's Wedding' Doll Dress

This Dress features:

* A light blue calico dress with a split skirt in front.

* White embroidered eyelet sleeve puffs and

underskirt.

* White brocade trim at the neckline and waistline.

* This dress also has lace on the sleeve cuffs and a white ribbon bow.

During the Renaissance period, women were married in the color blue instead of white. The color blue represented purity, just as white does today.

During the Renaissance, there was no internet, telephone or magazines. In fact, the printing press had recently been invented and was not widely used. The current fashion depended upon where you lived. The fashion differences between France, England and Germany are quite distinct. This dress would have been worn in France around 1500.

This dress was inspired by a costume seen in the period film 'Ever After', set in France during the 16th century.

'Off to the Faire' Dress - Renaissance Period: Circa 1500-1600

'Off to the Faire' Doll Dress
'Off to the Faire' Doll Dress

This outfit includes a Chemise, or blouse, a double-layered Skirt and a Vest. It features:

* A sheer, cotton chemise with puffy sleeves.

* The skirt has a yellow calico underskirt and a floral

calico overskirt.

* The vest is made of yellow calico and laces with silver eyelets and a white satin ribbon.

*Materials may vary slightly.

This dress might have been worn by a middle-class or lower-class woman during the 16th century.

What is a 'Chemise'?

A 'chemise' was a large and roomy shirt that would probably have been made out of linen. It was known as a basic undergarment and a nightshirt. Some were above knee-length, others were past mid-calf. The styles of the chemise varied widely and the gender of the wearer did not matter.

What was a 'Faire'?

A 'faire' during the Renaissance was very similar to a fair today. It was a place the people went to see peddlers and their wares, hear a minstrel and see various 'magic' tricks.

'Queen of Scots' Dress - Renaissance Period: Circa 1500-1600

'Queen of Scots' Doll Dress
'Queen of Scots' Doll Dress

This outfit includes a Chemise, or blouse, a double-layer Skirt, a Vest and a large Shawl. It features:

* A white calico chemise with special 'celtic' sleeves.

* A black underskirt and red overskirt.

* A red calico vest that laces with silver eyelets and a black satin ribbon.

* A fringed plaid shawl.

This dress might have been worn by a middle-class woman living in Ireland or Scotland during the 16th century.

Who was the 'Queen of Scots'?

The 'Queen of Scots' was a young women named Mary Stewart. She was a cousin of the monarch of England, Elizabeth I and was a distant heir to the throne of both Scotland and England. She was raised in France and was engaged to the Francis, the Dauphin, or Prince of France. However, because Mary was a threat to the throne of England, she was executed by Elizabeth I in 1587. Even though she did not live to be very old, she is still held to be one the most interesting and controversial monarchs in the United Kingdom's history.

'Mt. Vernon' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Mt. Vernon' Doll Dress
'Mt. Vernon' Doll Dress

This lovely and unique Dress features:

* A burgundy and cream rose calico dress with fabric bows on the stomacher.

* Delicate cream lace sleeves and at the neckline.

* Dark burgundy ruffles on the sleeves and on the stomacher.

* Gold* brads on the stomacher and a special lace and ribbon choker for her neck.

*Since the brads are brass with a gold finish, the exact color may vary slightly.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress was inspired by a costume seen in the recent period film 'The Duchess'. It is very similar to what would have been worn by middle and upper class women during the American Revolution.

What is Mt. Vernon?

Mt. Vernon was the famous family home of General George Washington. It originally belonged to his older brother, but passed to Washington on his death. George Washington lived at Mt. Vernon for 45 years and spent his last days there.

'Elizabeth's Best' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Elizabeth's Best' Doll Dress
'Elizabeth's Best' Doll Dress

This Dress is made in the 'Robe a l'Anglaise' style. It features:

* A white calico underskirt.

* A green bodice trimmed with ruffles.

* Elegant white lace at the sleeves and neckline.

* White satin bows also trim the stomacher.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

During the Colonial period, the French court was considered to be the hub of fashion, elegance, and culture. Therefore, fashions went from France to England, and from England fashion came to America. This dress is in the 'robe a l'Anglaise' style which was prominent in England

What is the 'robe a l'Anglaise' style?

'Robe a l'Anglaise' is French for 'English Dress'. The style is a separate skirt and bodice outfit. The bodice has a miniature split skirt attached to it.

What is a 'Stomacher'?

Colonial bodices were often in several parts. The 'stomacher' was the triangular piece that made up the very front of the bodice. Stomachers were interchangeable between dresses, and were often heavily embroidered and decorated

'Abigail Adams' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Abigail Adams' Doll Dress
'Abigail Adams' Doll Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A peach calico with red roses.

* Cream calico skirt and sleeve ruffles.

* Bright red satin bows.

* Red ruching trims the dress.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress would have been worn a middle-class woman in the Colonial period.

Who was Abigail Adams?

Abigail was the wife of John Adams, a lawyer from Massachusetts. Abigail was educated at home, and extremely well-read. She was a great advocate of basic women's rights and an abolitionist. She also had a great influence on our nation's political history, thought not directly. She and John wrote many letters to each other, in which they had many intelligent conversations about politics and the world. John Adams went on help write and sign the Declaration of Independence and become the second President of the United States.

'Liberty' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Liberty' Doll Dress
'Liberty' Doll Dress

This beautiful Dress is in the 'Robe a l'Anglaise' style. It features:

* A red calico dress trimmed with ruffles on the dress

and sleeves.

* Matching calico stomacher and skirt inset.

* Elegant cream lace at the neck and sleeves.

* A special cream rosette on the bodice.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress would have been worn by an upper-class woman during the day. It is inspired by an antique dress, and is a good example of a common style. During the Colonial period, the French court was considered to be the hub of fashion, elegance, and culture. Therefore, fashions went from France to England, and from England fashion came to America. This dress is in the 'robe a l'Anglaise' style which was prominent in England.

What is the 'robe a l'Anglaise' style?

'Robe a l'Anglaise' is French for 'English Dress'. The style is a split skirt with a matching petticoat underneath.

"Georgiana's Gown' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Georgiana's Gown' Doll Dress
'Georgiana's Gown' Doll Dress

This beautiful Dress is in the 'Robe a l'Anglaise' style. It features:

* An elegant light purple dress with white lace at the sleeves.

* A white stomacher and skirt.

* Dark purple ruffles at the sleeves and down the dress.

* The stomacher is also trimmed with dark purple satin ribbon and tiny white pearls.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress would have been worn by an upperclass lady to a grand affair, such as a dinner or ball. It is in the 'robe a l'Anglaise' style.

The colonial period is also known as the 'Georgian' period, named after King George the first, second and third. Many children were named after King George, thus the name 'Georgiana' was born.

'Betsy Ross' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Betsy Ross' Doll Dress
'Betsy Ross' Doll Dress

This outfit includes a Dress, an Apron and a Mob Cap.

* A light blue calico dress with white sleeve ruffles

and a ruffle at the neckline.

* A white ruffled apron and cap.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

What is a 'Mob Cap'?

A mob cap was a round gathered or pleated cap worn daily by married women during the colonial period. The term 'mob cap' was invented by Charles Dickens and was used in his book 'A tale of two cities'.

Who was Betsy Ross?

Betsy Ross was a well-bred Quaker woman who lived during the Revolutionary war. However, at the age of 21, she married John Ross, which caused her expulsion from the Quaker community. She and her husband went to church with General George Washington in Philadelphia. It is said that during the war, Washington commissioned her to make the first American flag and that she helped with the design. While we cannot truly know what role Betsy played in our nation's flag, she will always be remembered as a great Patriot lady every time the American flag is shown.

Cape and Muff set - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

Cape and Muff set
Cape and Muff set

This outfit includes a Cape and Muff. It features:

* A dark blue cape made out of soft brushed fabric

and a black lining.

* Navy satin ribbon bow and a fastener.

* A puffy white muff, decorated with lace, brocade trim

and satin ribbon.

What is a 'muff'?

A 'muff' is a cylindrical piece of fabric or fur that was used as a hand-warmer from the 16th up until the 20th centuries. Many muffs had inside pockets into which a hot potato or piece of brick would have been placed. It was common winter accessory in the Colonial time, and was popular during the Victorian time as well.

'Molly Pitcher' Dress - Colonial Era: Circa 1750-1795

'Molly Pitcher' Dress
'Molly Pitcher' Dress

This outfit includes a Dress and Mob Cap. It features:

* A striped calico dress.

* White ruffles at the neckline and sleeves.

* A white mob cap trimmed with ruffles.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

What is a 'Mob Cap'?

A mob cap was a round gathered or pleated cap worn daily by married women during the colonial period. The term 'mob cap' was invented by Charles Dickens and was used in his book 'A tale of two cities'.

Who was 'Molly Pitcher'?

'Molly Pitcher' was a nickname given to Mary Ludwig Hays, a woman who lived during the Revolutionary war. Mary went with her husband when he fought for the Colonies, and assisted the soldiers during battle by bringing them pitchers of water to drink. It is said that during the Battle of Monmouth, Mary's husband fainted from the heat, so she took his place 'swabbing and loading' the cannon. A British cannonball flew between her legs, and she is supposed to have said "Well, that could have been worse," and went back to work.

'Lizzy Bennet' Dress - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Lizzy Bennet' Dress
'Lizzy Bennet' Dress

This outfit includes a Dress and a Pelisse. It features:

* A white printed muslin Dress.

* Piping at the neckline and cuffs.

* Pink calico Pelisse that fastens with a pink ribbon.

Only three left! This dress cannot be remade!

This dress is very similar to what would have been worn by many women during the Regency period.

What is a 'Pelisse'?

A 'pelisse' was a garment half-way between a dress and a coat. It was very popular in the Regency and Victorian periods and varies greatly in style. This pelisse is of the sleeveless variety and reaches to mid-calf length.

Who is 'Lizzy Bennet'?

This dress is named after a character in Jane Austen's most popular book, 'Pride and Prejudice'. Elizabeth Bennet is a feisty, loving and independent young woman who eventually falls in love with and marries the one person on earth whom she cannot stand.

'Jane Austen' Dress - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Jane Austen' Dress
'Jane Austen' Dress

This outfit includes a Dress and a Spencer Jacket. It features:

* A cream short-sleeved dress with tiny lavender flowers.

* A lavender jacket that fastens with tiny cream buttons.

* Lavender ribbons and cream eyelet lace trim the dress.

This outfit is very similar to what would have been worm by many women during the Regency period.

What is a 'Spencer Jacket'?

A 'Spencer Jacket' is a garment that was originally worn by men, namely, the Earl of Spencer, in England. It eventually became a popular women's fashion.

Who was Jane Austen?

Jane Austen lived during the Regency period and is one of the most popular authors of all time. She wrote classics such as 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Emma', and 'Sense and Sensibility'. Her books offer a window into what middle and upper-class life was like during the Regency period. However, not much is known about Jane Austen.

'Harriet Smith' Dress - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Harriet Smith' Dress
'Harriet Smith' Dress

This beautiful outfit includes a Dress and a Chemisette. It features:

* A melon-coloured cotton dress trimmed with lace and ribbons.

* Three tiny pearl buttons and a long ribbon bow.

* A white cotton chemisette to wear under the dress, if desired.

This dress is very similar to what might have been worn by women during the Regency period.

Who is 'Harriet Smith'?

Harriet Smith is a character in a popular novel by Jane Austen. She is the best friend of the main character, Miss Emma Woodhouse, and is caught up in many of her schemes.

What is a 'Chemisette'?

A 'Chemisette' is a collar that is worn under a dress. The goal is to look as if one is wearing a shirt underneath. 'Chemisette' is also French for 'little chemise'.

'Josephine Bonaparte' Dress - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Josephine Bonaparte' Dress
'Josephine Bonaparte' Dress

This lovely Dress features:

* A fuschia antique* taffeta dress with a gathered bodice and puffed sleeves.

* A cream satin underskirt that peeks through.

* It has trimmings of cream braid and elegant cream

lace. The dress is also trimmed with a cream ribbon

bow.

*Because the taffeta is genuinely antique, the fabric has slight creases from where it has been folded.

This dress is of limited quantity. There are only 6 available.

This dress was inspired by a dress seen in a period film. It is similar to what would have been worn by noble women during the Regency period. Towards the close of this period, darker red and pink colors were stylish in women's clothing.

Who is Josephine Bonaparte?

Josephine was the first wife of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the first Empress of France. Napoleon eventually divorced her for being unable to bear children. Though their marriage was short, Napoleon repeatedly expressed devotion to Josephine, even after they divorced. Josephine was also an avid rose collector, and when she died she had the largest collection in the world at that time.

'Dolly Madison' Dress - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Dolly Madison' Dress
'Dolly Madison' Dress

This lovely Dress features:

* A pale 'seafoam' blue calico dress.

* Elegant white lace overlay.

* White brocade trim at the neckline.

* A white satin ribbon sash and rosette.

This dress would have been worn by an upper-class woman to a ball or grand affair.

Who was Dolley Madison?

Dolley Madison was the wife of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. He was president during the war of 1812, when the British were fighting the Americans, French and Spanish all at the same time. It is said that when the British set fire to Washington D.C., Dolley bravely saved the large portrait of George Washington, which still hangs in the Capital today.

'Emma Woodhouse' Dress - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Emma Woodhouse'Dress
'Emma Woodhouse'Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A pale green moire taffeta dress.

* Pale blue embroidery and white lace on the bodice.

* Pale blue rose brocade trim at the neckline, sleeves

and hem

* A pale blue satin ribbon sash.

This dress would have been worn by an upper-class woman to a ball or grand affair.

Who was 'Emma Woodhouse'?

Emma Woodhouse is a character in a book called 'Emma' by Jane Austen. She is a young and beautiful woman with an unfortunate habit of matchmaking.

The Regency era was also called the 'Napoleonic' era, named after Napoleon Bonaparte, the first emperor of France.

'Jane's Nighttime Set' - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

'Jane's Nighttime Set'
'Jane's Nighttime Set'

This lovely outfit includes a Chemise and a Dressing-Gown. It features:

* A white cotton chemise that is large and roomy.

* An exquisite pale blue dressing-gown that is embroidered all over with tiny flowers.

* The dressing-gown is trimmed with white lace, white satin ribbons and tiny rosettes.

This outfit is very similar to what might have been worn by women during the Regency period. It was inspired by a costume seen in the period film 'Pride and Prejudice'.

What is a 'Dressing-Gown'?

A 'Dressing-Gown' is a rose-like garment that was worn over a nightgown in the evening and early in the morning. It is the modern equivalent of a bathrobe.

Lydia's 'Going-Out' Set - Regency Era: Circa 1795-1825

Lydia's 'Going-Out' Set
Lydia's 'Going-Out' Set

This beautiful outfit includes a spencer-style Coat and a Hat. It features:

* A long navy blue brushed corduroy coat with puffed sleeves and a collar.

* The coat closes with a black oriental frog.

* A cream hat that ties with a navy ribbon and is decorated with bows and cream roses. Click here to see more pictures.

This coat is made to go over another dress, so it is not as well fitting as our other dresses.

*Please note that the hat cannot be crushed.

This outfit is in the 'spencer' style of coats. It is very similar to what would have been worn during the Regency period.

What is a 'Spencer Jacket'?

A 'Spencer Jacket' is a garment that was originally worn by men, namely, the Earl of Spencer, in England. It eventually became a popular women's fashion.

'Louisa May Alcott' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Louisa May Alcott' Dress
'Louisa May Alcott' Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A bright red floral calico dress with puffed sleeves

* A white lace 'over-bodice' edged with gathered lace

* The dress is also trimmed with a white ribbon bow

and a blue ribbon and cameo brooch at the neck.

This dress is very similar to what would have been worn by a middle-class woman during the middle of the 19th century. Normally the lace 'over-bodice' would have been removable to make it easier to wash and so that it could be worn with another dress. Because of how expensive dresses were, these accessories were common in a ladies' wardrobe.

Who is Louisa May Alcott?

Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of the famous story, 'Little Women'. In her story, Louisa based many of the characters and events from her own childhood experiences.

Louisa is known for her rich, imaginative writing and her original characters. She also volunteered as a nurse during the Civil War, which influenced her later writings. She was also friends with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She wrote for a time under the false name of 'A.M. Barnard'.

'Georgian Lace' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Georgian Lace' Dress
'Georgian Lace' Dress

This lovely Dress features:

* A pink paisley calico dress.

* Elegant white lace and pink ribbon at the hem, on the bodice and on the sleeves.

* Tiny clear buttons on the bodice and a white satin

ribbon for a sash.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is an example of what a lady might have worn during the Civil War.

'Julia Howe' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Julia Howe' Dress
'Julia Howe' Dress

This beautiful and unique Dress features:

* A delicately patterned blue calico dress

* A white lace collar and white calico undersleeves

* Rows of navy ribbon and tiny navy buttons on the sleeves. The waist is also trimmed with a navy satin sash.

* Bonus! This dress includes a tiny Cameo brooch at the neck.

Click here to see a close-up picture of the bodice and cameo.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

Only two left! This dress cannot be remade!

This dress is based off of a costume seen in the period film, 'Gods and Generals'. It is a good example of the styles popular during the American Civil War.

Who is Julia Howe?

Julia Ward Howe was a prominent social activist before and during the Civil War. She is known most for her famous song, 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' which is still a well known patriotic song today. The song was inspired by a meeting with Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Although most people today would not recognize the words, many would know the tune and perhaps the chorus. 'Glory, Glory Hallelujah- Glory, Glory Hallelujah - Glory, Glory Hallelujah- His truth is marching on.' Julia was posthumously inducted into the song writer's Hall of Fame in 1970.

'Sarah's Pinafore' Outfit - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Sarah's Pinafore' Outfit
'Sarah's Pinafore' Outfit

This outfit includes a Shirtwaist, or blouse, a Skirt and a Pinafore. It features:

* A cream calico shirtwaist with an elegant lace collar

and tiny cream buttons.

* A deep burgundy skirt.

* A gold and burgundy calico pinafore with a bottom

ruffle and wide sashes.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is an example of what a young woman might have worn during the 1850s and 1860s.

This era is also known as the 'Victorian' era because Queen Victoria of England was queen from the 1830's to the 1900s. In the United States the time is better known as the time when the American Civil War was fought.

What is a 'Pinafore'?

A 'Pinafore' is described as a sleeveless, decorative garment that is worn as an apron. Pinafores vary greatly in design and who wore them.

'Sarah Josepha Hale' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Sarah Josepha Hale' Dress
'Sarah Josepha Hale' Dress

This beautiful and richly detailed elegant Dress features:

* A deep burgundy taffeta dress embroidered with

vines and leaves.

* Puffed sleeves trimmed with cream lace.

* A cream lace 'Bertha' collar trimmed with burgundy

braid, cream lace and three mauve rosettes.

* This dress includes a dainty choker featuring a

burgundy satin ribbon and a tiny cameo medallion.

This dress is inspired by an antique dress from the 1850s that is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is a good example of what a lady might choose to wear to a Ball or another grand occasion.

Who is Sarah Josepha Hale?

Sarah Josepha Hale was the editor for the influential fashion magazine 'Godey's Ladies Book' from 1837 to 1877. She was a talented authoress, speaker and influential abolitionist. Although she is most well-known for 'Godey's Ladies Book', she also wrote the famous childrens poem, 'Mary had a little lamb', which was first published in a poetry book in 1830. This poem was also the first words to be recorded on Thomas Edison's 'Phonograph' in 1877. When she died in 1879 she had published over 50 books and edited countless magazines.

'Desmoiselles' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Desmoiselles' Dress
'Desmoiselles' Dress

This Dress was inspired by an illustration in a period magazine. It features:

* A dusty rose moire taffeta dress that features a

'Bertha' collar, ruffled sleeves, and a 'drawn up' skirt.

* The dress is trimmed with medallions of white lace,

white ribbon bows, and delicate ribbon rosettes.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is based on a design seen in the 'Journal de Demoiselles' magazine that was published in France from the 1830's to the 1920s. Throughout history, France has been the source of western fashions. From the styles of Marie Antoinette to Coco Chanel, the French, mainly the nobility, have set the trends for the rest of Europe and the Americas. Paris still has the reputation today of being the hub of the fashion world. The 'Journal de Demoiselles' magazine was no exception. It was one of several magazines, such as 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'Godey's Ladies Book' that were the modern equivalent of the 'New York Runway'.

The 'Young Victoria' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

The 'Young Victoria' Dress
The 'Young Victoria' Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A blue satin dress with a 'bertha' and pointed waist.

* Elegant white lace at the sleeves.

* Navy blue rosettes trim the bodice and waist.

* A navy satin belt with a long bow tied in the front.

This dress was inspired by a costume seen in the period film 'The Young Victoria'

Who is Victoria?

Victoria was the daughter of Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent and Strathearn. Due to the deaths of her older brothers, Victoria was made the Queen of England at the young age of 18. She married her cousin Prince Albert of Prussia, who died several years later. Victoria truly loved her husband, and after he died she went into deep mounring that lasted for the rest of her life. She had 9 children and eventually became known as the 'Grandmother of Europe'.

'Southern Belle' Dress - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

'Southern Belle' Dress
'Southern Belle' Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A lavender calico dress with a double row of ruffles.

* A white embroidered eyelet overskirt and bodice.

* A dark purple sash and dark purple bows.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is an example of what a well-to-do woman might have worn to a dance or grand occasion.

What was a 'Southern Belle'?

A 'Southern Belle' was a high class lady usually born the daughter of a plantation owner. Southern belles have had the reputation of being self-serving and flirtatious. It reality, they were known to be gracious, kind and educated ladies.

Blue Nightgown Outfit - American Civil War: Circa 1840-1870

Blue Nightgown Outfit
Blue Nightgown Outfit

This outfit includes a Nightgown and a Shawl. It features:

* A soft white flannel nightgown trimmed with a ribbon bow and two buttons.

* A fringed blue plaid shawl.

This nightgown is similar to what women and children would have worn during the Civil War period.

What is a 'Shawl'?

A 'Shawl' is defined as a large piece of cloth worn loosely around the body. The English word 'shawl' comes from a Persian word for the same thing.

What is 'Flannel'?

'Flannel' is a soft woven fabric that would have been made out of wool or yarn. It was usually used for undergarments during the cold winters.

'Caroline Ingalls' Dress - American Pioneer: Circa 1840-1890

'Caroline Ingalls' Dress
'Caroline Ingalls' Dress

This lovely outfit includes a Dress and Bonnet. It features:

* A blue calico dress trimmed with lace and a gathered bodice.

* A cream calico bonnet.

This dress is an accurate example of what a frontier woman might have worn during the 1840's-1870's.

Who is Caroline Ingalls?

Caroline Ingalls was the mother of Laura Ingalls, the famous author and pioneer girl.

Prairie Ensemble - American Pioneer: Circa 1840-1890

Prairie Ensemble
Prairie Ensemble

This outfit includes a Dress, an Apron and a Bonnet. It features:

* A light yellow calico dress with blue roses.

* A dark blue calico apron and bonnet.

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This dress is an accurate example of what a frontier woman might have worn during the 1840's-1870's.

'Laura's Nightgown' Outfit - American Pioneer: Circa 1840-1890

'Laura's Nightgown' Outfit
'Laura's Nightgown' Outfit

This outfit includes a Nightgown and Shawl. It features:

* A white flannel nightgown with pink quilting and a pink bow.

* A bright pink and white shawl that is fringed at the edges.

This night gown is similar to what women and children would have worn during the Civil War period.

What is a 'Shawl'?

A 'Shawl' is defined as a large piece of cloth worn loosely around the body. The English word 'shawl' comes from a Persian word for the same thing.

What is 'Flannel'?

'Flannel' is a soft woven fabric that would have been made out of wool or yarn. It was usually used for undergarments during the cold winters.

'Victoria's Visit' Dress - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

'Victoria's Visit' Dress
'Victoria's Visit' Dress

This outfit includes an elegant Dress and a matching Jacket. It features:

* The dress has a cream calico bodice trimmed with brocade, ruffles and tiny cream buttons.

* The skirt has panels of burgundy rose fabric and it has a light pink ruffle bustle in the back.

* The jacket is made from a burgundy rose fabric.

* Both dress and jacket are trimmed with rose brocade trim, cream lace, and ruffles.

To see a picture of the profile of this dress, click here.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is very similar to what might have been worn by well-to-do ladies during the Victorian period.

What is a 'Walking Dress'?

A 'Walking Dress' was an elegant dress worn for visiting and calling on neighbors and friends. A call never lasted for very long, it was mostly a time for talking about the weather. A similar dress style would have been worn as a wedding dress.

The Victorian period is named after Victoria, the Queen of England. It encompasses 1830 until 1900. Many fashions came from Victoria's clothing and that of her court.

'Christmas Dinner' Dress - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

'Christmas Dinner' Dress
'Christmas Dinner' Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* Christmas-themed taffeta plaid dress.

* A double row of ruffles trimmed with black lace and green satin ribbons.

* Large puffed sleeves also trimmed with black lace and green ribbons.

* A black satin sash and a bright red rosette on the bodice.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is similar to what might have been worn during the holidays in Victorian American and England.

The Victorian period is named after Victoria, the Queen of England. It encompasses 1830 until 1900. Many fashions came from Victoria's clothing and that of her court.

'Springtime Tea' Dress - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

'Springtime Tea' Dress
'Springtime Tea' Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A light blue floral calico dress with a double row of ruffles that are trimmed with white lace and rose ribbons.

* The sleeves are puffed and also trimmed with lace and ribbons.

* The dress is also trimmed with a pink ribbon sash

and a ribbon bow and rosette.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

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This dress is similar to what might have been worn by young ladies during the Victorian period.

The Victorian period is named after Victoria, the Queen of England. It encompasses 1830 until 1900. Many fashions came from Victoria's clothing and that of her court.

Victorian Dressing Gown - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

Victorian Dressing Gown
Victorian Dressing Gown

This beautful Dressing-Gown, or Robe, features:

* A light pink velveteen robe that has a wrap-style front.

* The collar and cuffs have an elegant white lace overlay and are trimmed with gathered white lace.

* The robe ties with a white satin ribbon.

This robe is shown with the Pink Lace Nightgown, sold separately.

This robe is of limited quantity. There are only 3 available.

A 'Dressing-Gown' is a rose-like garment that was worn over a nightgown in the evening and early in the morning. It is the modern equivalent of a bathrobe.

Lacey Pink Nightgown - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

Lacey Pink Nightgown
Lacey Pink Nightgown

This lovely Nightgown features:

* A white flannel nightgown.

* Dainty lace at the neckline and cuffs.

* Lace and ribbons on the yoke and light pink bows.

This nightgown is similar to what might have been worn by girls during the Victorian period.

What is 'Flannel'?

'Flannel' is a soft woven fabric that would have been made out of wool or yarn. It was usually used for undergarments during the cold winters.

'Holiday Rose' Dress - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

'Holiday Rose' Dress
'Holiday Rose' Dress

This beautiful Dress features:

* A green and blue plaid taffeta fabric with a gold stripe.

* Navy satin ruffle at the hem, yoke, and sleeve cuffs.

* Embroidered green scallops on the yoke and

handmade blue roses.

* A navy blue ribbon sash with a large bow.

This dress is similar to what might have been worn during the holidays in Victorian American and England.

Embroidery was an important pastime among the well-to-do people of the Victorian time. Girls would often start on their first sampler younger than the age of 10. An accomplished woman was judged by how well she could embroider, play music and dance among other things.

Cape, Hat and Muff Set - Victorian Era: Circa 1880-1900

Cape, Hat and Muff Set
Cape, Hat and Muff Set

This outfit includes a Cape, Hat and Muff. It features:

* A brushed plaid Cape with a wide collar trimmed with black brocade. It also fastens with an oriental 'frog' closure.

* A white fur hat with a pompom fastened on the top.

* A white fur muff lined with smooth cotton.

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A cape in the Victorian period would have been made out of wool or velvet.

What is a 'muff'?

A 'muff' is a cylindrical piece of fabric or fur that was used as a hand-warmer from the 16th up until the 20th centuries. Many muffs had inside pockets into which a hot potato or piece of brick would have been placed. It was a common winter accessory in the Colonial time, and was popular during the Victorian time as well.

'Bon Voyage' Dress - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Bon Voyage' Dress
'Bon Voyage' Dress

This unique outfit includes a Dress and Hat. It features:

* A ruffled dress with a fine blue and white pinstripe

fabric. The dress also has a white lace under-bodice.

* A dark navy blue 'sailor-style' tie.

* A light yellow hat that is decorated with a special navy ribbon.

To see more pictures of this dress, please click here.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is based off of a costume seen in the period film, 'Anne of Avonlea', based on several books in the popular series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is a good example of what a woman's dress might have looked like near the turn of the century. It is also a good example of how striped fabric was used to best advantage by turning the fabric at an angle.

What is 'Bon Voyage'?

'Bon Voyage' is a French expression that literally means 'Good journey'. This phrase is a good example of how many expressions in English actually came from other countries including France, Italy, Germany and Greece. Other widely used French expressions are 'Voila!', 'Bon Appetite' and 'Bourgeois'.

'Anne's Ball Dress' - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Anne's Ball Dress'
'Anne's Ball Dress'

This beautiful Dress features:

* A mint green satin dress with a cream lace

under-bodice.

* Beautiful cream braid and delicate lace trims the collar and sleeves. The collar is also trimmed with authentic Venice Lace.

* A darker teal-green satin sash and matching hair

ribbon.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

"Ohh, Marilla, look at the puffs!" "They're ridiculous," said Marilla, "you'll have to turn sideways to get through the doors."

This dress is based off of a costume seen in the period film, 'Anne of Green Gables', the first book in the popular series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This is the dress given to Anne as a Christmas present by her adopter, Matthew. This dress is the most widely recognized of Anne's outfits in the film.

What is 'Venice Lace'?

'Venice Lace' is a very high quality lace that originated in Italy in the 17th century. This kind of lace is known to have very fine needlework, scrolling floral patterns, and beading. It has been used throughout history for special occasion gowns, and sometimes even for men's clothing. It is still popular today for use on bridal gowns.

'Rachel Lynde' Outfit - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Rachel Lynde' Outfit
'Rachel Lynde' Outfit

This lovely outfit includes a Dress, Jacket and bonus Hat. It features:

* A dress with a cream bodice with large puffed sleeves. The bodice and cuffs are trimmed with cream lace.

* The jacket and skirt are made from a subtly patterned deep red calico. The jacket is trimmed with black braid trim. The dress also has a black satin belt at the waist.

* Bonus! This outfit comes with a special hat. It is a light yellow straw hat trimmed with black satin ribbon and dark red roses. Please note: the hat includes a hat-pin. The hat pin is not intended for young children.

This dress is very similar to what would bave been worn by a lady at the turn of the century.

Who is Rachel Lynde?

Rachel Lynde is a main character in Lucy Maud Montgomery's famous book, 'Anne of Green Gables'. She is a lovable, but very bossy, gossip who is frequently outspoken in the books. Her odd sayings provide much of the light-hearted humor in the story.

'Blue Skies' Dress - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Blue Skies' Dress
'Blue Skies' Dress

This dress was inspired by an antique dress from around 1910. It features:

* A vibrant blue calico dress with a white under-collar

and short sleeves.

* A black lace skirt overlay and black ribbon on the

sleeves and waist. The neckline is also trimmed with

black braid trim and a black bow.

* A white calico under-collar and white lace at the neck and white lace sleeves.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

Only 2 left! This dress cannot be remade!

This dress is very similar to what would have been worn from about 1908 until 1914. This dress would have been worn to visit friends or go to church.

'Boston Elegance' Dress - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Boston Elegance' Dress
'Boston Elegance' Dress

This lovely Dress features:

* A 'Williamsburg' blue calico Dress with an elegant floral design and a bottom ruffle.

* Puffed sleeves trimmed with white lace and a white collar.

* A black satin sash at the waist and a black bow at the neck.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is similar to what might have been worn during the Edwardian period.

The Edwardian period is named after Victoria's son, Edward, who was King of England during this time. Styles changed drastically during this time. Corsets began to go out of style towards World War I, dresses also became shorter and more practical.

'Diana's Picnic' Dress - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Diana's Picnic' Dress
'Diana's Picnic' Dress

This lovely Dress features:

* A light pink dress with a under-bodice of white calico and a lace overlay.

* Elegant lace on the sleeves and hem, and rows of white satin ribbons.

* A white rosette on the bodice.

This dress is shown with a Petticoat.

This dress is similar to what might have been worn during the Edwardian period.

Who is Diana?

Diana Barry is a character in Lucy Maud Montgomery's book, 'Anne of Green Gables'. Diana wears a dress very similar to this one when we first see her, during the church picnic in the film version of the book.

'Off to the Beach' Dress - Edwardian Era: Circa 1900-1910

'Off to the Beach' Dress
'Off to the Beach' Dress

This cute and unique Dress features:

* A white calico dress.

* Navy polka-dot calico stripes on the skirt and cuffs. Also it has a navy calico waistband and collar.

* Thin white ribbons decorate the dress and a white rosette.

* A bright red tie also decorates the dress.

This bathing dress is very similar to what would have been worn to a beach during the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

Bathing suits were very chaste during the Edwardian period. Ladies wore wool dresses, stockings and shoes. Corsets were also worn, until people realized that corsets were a drowning hazard, as well as the wool clothing. Bathing suit styles did not change very much until the 1920s, when a new, more modern suit came into style that was considered scandalous, but would be considered extreme by today's standards.

'Sunnybrook' Outfit - The Great Depression: Circa 1930's

'Sunnybrook' Outfit
'Sunnybrook' Outfit

This cute outfit includes a Jumper and a Blouse. It features:

* A blue denim jumper that features decorative

burgundy top-stitching, a 'faux-pocket' and two

copper-colored strap buckles.

* A homespun plaid shirt trimmed with several cream buttons.

This dress was inspired by an outfit worn by child actress Shirley Temple in her movie, 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm', released in 1938.

'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm' is a classic children's novel published in 1903 and written by Kate Douglas Wiggin. It was dramatized for Broadway in 1909. It was filmed three times, the last time in 1938 starring Shirley Temple.

'Buttons & Roses' Dress - The Great Depression: Circa 1930's

'Buttons & Roses' Dress
'Buttons & Roses' Dress

This cute Dress features:

* A light green floral calico dress.

* A cream collar trimmed with dark green piping.

* A dark green belt and piping.

* Five tiny cream buttons and a gold belt buckle.

This dress is modeled after an antique pattern that was published around 1935. It is a good example of what might have been worn by women and girls during the Great Depression.

During the Great Depression, many clothes were made from chicken feed sacks and other household items. The sacks were made out of calico, which was a cheap printed fabric.

The 'Dorothy' Dress - The Great Depression: Circa 1930's

The 'Dorothy' Dress
The 'Dorothy' Dress

This adorable outfit includes a Blouse and Jumper. It features:

* A white calico blouse that features a pattern of light

blue embroidered hearts on the collar and cuffs.

* A gingham-like calico jumper that is trimmed with

white eyelet lace and two white buttons.

This dress was inspired by a costume seen in the popular movie 'The Wizard of Oz'. This movie was released in 1939 and was based on a novel that was written in 1900, however, the film version was set in the 1930s. 'The Wizard of Oz' was the first Technicolor film ever produced, and was a huge breakthrough in the world of filmmaking. The film is still known as one of the most famous and most-loved movies of all time.

The 'Judy' Dress - The Great Depression: Circa 1930's

The 'Judy' Dress
The 'Judy' Dress

The cute and unique Dress features:

* A dark navy calico dress patterned with tiny flowers.

* A white calico yoke and collar trimmed with bright

yellow piping.

* A yellow belt and sleeve linings.

* The dress is also trimmed with a silver belt buckle and

two blue buttons.

This dress was inspired by a period 1930s illustration. It is similar to what might have been worn during the 1930s, when bold and bright color combinations were popular.

Who is Judy?

Judy Garland is the female actress who starred in the 1930s movie 'The Wizard of Oz', the first movie filmed in Technicolor and one of the most famous movies of all time.

'Great Gatsby' Dress - The Great Depression: Circa 1930's

'Great Gatsby' Dress
'Great Gatsby' Dress

This cute Dress features:

* A bright yellow calico Dress

* A white collar and belt.

* A silver belt buckle and organdy bow.

This dress is modeled after an antique pattern that was published around 1935. It is a good example of what might have been worn by many women nearing the end of the 'Roaring 20's'.

What is the 'Great Gatsby'?

The Great Gatsby is the title of a popular book that came out during the 20's and 30's. 'Great Gatsby' also became a saying among young people.

'Home Front' Outfit - World War II: Circa 1940's

'Home Front' Outfit
'Home Front' Outfit

This sharp-looking outfit includes a Jumper and a Blouse. It features:

* A white calico blouse with long puffed sleeves,

black piping on the cuffs, and two black buttons.

* A bright plaid Jumper with pleats in the front and a pleated skirt. It is trimmed with black piping, a

black belt and a vintage belt buckle.

This outfit is very similar to what might have been worn by a schoolgirl in the 1940s. Pleating skirts became very popular because it created a full look to a skirt that couldn't have much fabric in it because of war rationing.

'On the Home Front' was a popular phrase during The War. Everyone wanted to be involved in the Victory effort, so 'The Home Front' became a way to encourage women and children to conserve fuel, food, fabric, metals, and rubber. Housewives also planted 'Victory Gardens' which helped to grow food for the family so that more could be sent to 'The boys at the front'. While the rationing of essentials such as sugar and fabric was not as severe in America as it was in Great Britain, citizens were encouraged to be patriotic and sacrifice at home, so that 'Our Boys' could have more on the field.

The 'Sweetheart' Outfit - World War II: Circa 1940's

The 'Sweetheart' Outfit
The 'Sweetheart' Outfit

This sweet confection includes a Dress and a Pinafore. It features:

* A light pink calico dress with a gathered skirt, puffed sleeves and a 'sweetheart' neckline. It is trimmed with three tiny buttons.

* A ruffled pinafore that is made out of a gingham-like calico. It ties in the back with a large bow.

This dress is similar to what a young girl might have worn during the 1940s. It is named after a very popular fashion trend during this time. The trend was to have a sometimes low neckline that is shaped like a 'heart' with the two humps at the top. This fashion is still used today, usually in formal strapless dresses.

The 'Aloha' Dress - World War II: Circa 1940's

The 'Aloha' Dress
The 'Aloha' Dress

This cute Dress is an original Doll Clothes of Yore design! It features:

* A dropped-waist dress made with a bright 'Hawaiian' print fabric. It has a gathered skirt, puffed sleeves and

a sweetheart neckline.

* It is trimmed with white lace, fuchsia organdy ribbons, and bright pink ribbon at the waist.

* Bonus! This dress comes with a matching pink hair ribbon!

This dress, though an original Doll Clothes of Yore design, is similar to what might have been worn by women during the 1940s. The 'Hawaiian' print fabric was very popular during this time, but was not usually featured in dresses. The traditional Hawaiian 'Aloha' shirt originated during World War II. A local shop owner on the islands designed the original shirts and sold them to tourists. The shirts and design reached their peak of popularity after the war and are still popular summer wear today.

'Swingin' Time' Dress - World War II: Circa 1940's

'Swingin' Time' Dress
'Swingin' Time' Dress

This dress is an authentic 1940s design. It features:

* A slate blue polkadot Dress with a tiny ruffled neckline and a gathered skirt.

* It's trimmed with white lace and blue ribbons and a

blue bow.

* A blue hair ribbon to tie back her hair!

This dress was inspired by an antique sewing pattern from the 1940s. A dress like it might have been worn to a 'Swing Dance'.

What is 'Swing Dancing?'

Swing Dancing began in the 1920s with the rise of swing jazz music. It is a rhythmic dance that varies greatly depending on where it is danced. East Coast Swing, for example, is quite different from West Coast Swing. This type of dancing was very popular among young people during World War II, and it was very common for dances to happen often at army bases with local girls

'Flower Power' Outfit - The Modern Era: Circa 1970's

'Flower Power' Outfit
'Flower Power' Outfit

This outfit includes a Top and a pair of Pants. It features:

* A dark purple calico top with a gathered waistline.

* A bright blue and purple flowered pair of pants.

This is similar to what might have been worn during the 1970s.

'Positively Pink' Outfit - The Modern Era: Circa 1970's

'Positively Pink' Outfit
'Positively Pink' Outfit

This cute outfit includes a pair of Pants, a Shirt and a Jacket.

It features:

* A pair of bright pink cotton pants.

* A white cotton sleeveless shirt.

* A brightly patterned corduroy jacket with pink piping

at the sleeves and on the edges.

What Outfits Would You Like to See? - Are you shopping for a collection, or a young girl?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Amazing, my kids would love an outfit for their dolls.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love all the Dresses is this yoreclothes your own design site for the lovely Dresses?

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Excellent lens, fantastic job! Thumbs up

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i ove how it goes through the time

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      wow, what a cute lens...love it!

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      Shorebirdie 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Wonderful! I loved seeing how the styles changed through the ages.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Just lovely. I'm wanting to make some Civil War era dresses for a Toni doll. I'm afraid the American Girl outfits might be a little big on her. I'm quite taken by all the detail on these dresses. Well done!

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      Ken Parker 5 years ago from Tacoma, Wa

      so many outfits to chose from. who knew ?

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      AdorableDollClothes 5 years ago

      Nice outfits!

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      Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

      @StudioElysee: I love looking at her stuff. :o)

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      StudioElysee 5 years ago

      What a fantastic idea. Lovely clothing, such talent!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Interesting and unusual collection.

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      Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

      @JoshK47: Thanks so much, Josh!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Quite lovely dresses, and awesome work on this lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

      @ViJuvenate: I like those modules, as well. They make links so easy.

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      I love how you can click on the dresses and go straight to the clothes at her site. They are adorable.

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      Sunflower Susan 5 years ago

      @fugeecat lm: Rockabilly would be cute, wouldn't it! But no, Emily focuses on historical garments for the dolls.

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      Does she have a rockabilly outfit? That would be pretty cool. And the doll clothes are beautiful.