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Mind blown: Keepers Dolly Duds

June 19, 2012

This isn’t my page (I don’t work for her, we’re not sorority sisters, etc.) but I found it when I was looking for something else and it’s so awesome I have to share.  I sew for dolls only occasionally, and I’m sort of burned out on seeing stuff for 18-inch “toddler-type” dolls (short, chubby, bodies), but . . . this stuff is just “wow”!  Besides, I’m sure many of our retro seamstresses have children who have dolls, or have dolls themselves.

Flickr stream.

I recognize a lot of the 1940’s designs from real patterns.  She has things from a lot of different decades, too, not just the “pioneer” styles that seem to be most popular for dolls this size.


(I do have  a 1950’s-style dirndl skirt on the sewing table but it’s not fit to be posted yet.  Give me a few more days.  More if I decide I really, truly, cannot wear it without the perfect white sleeveless blouse.)

  1. I have admired Eve’s work for a LONG time. I do 18″ doll clothes as well but she sews circles around me! The good news is that there are a few Keepers Dolly Duds sewing patterns available on Etsy (in the shop ThimblesAnd Acorns)…

  2. That is the most awesome thing I have ever seen!! The detail, the…the…DETAIL! Oh my goodness! Totally amazing!

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