Friday, April 12, 2013

AG Rebecca costume and look alike contest!

Rebecca costume from Med Welch and Children's Corner patterns

 April brings my daughter's lit club to the time period of Rebecca, 1914.  

So, here is the costume:

Rebecca Costume based on Children's Corner patterns.

Doll Dress Details:

1890 Hi/Low Waist Dress from Med Welch on Etsy.

I made the high waist dress with the wide round collar.  Easy pattern to follow the directions and make a great dress.  My only fault with the pattern in putting 18" doll set-in sleeves.  I always set in clothing sleeves, but doll sleeves make my fingers cramp.

1890 Hi/Low Waist Dress

Back view of dresses and even the girl and doll's hair match!

Close-up of bodice

This dress was tough to photograph.  The small print drives your auto focus nuts.

Love the full skirt with side pleats to match the doll.

The Girl's Dress:

Bodice and Sleeves:  Children's Corner Lily with an A-line modification at the bottom of the bodice
Collar:  Children's Corner Louise
Skirt:  Children's Corner Sassy Skirt

OLD navy blue quilting cotton from my stash
(My daughter dislikes the fabric, so she dislikes this dress.  Her comment after seeing the dress was something like this: "How about we collaborate on the fabric selection next time?" )

NOT ALL PATTERNS FROM THE SAME COMPANY WILL FIT TOGETHER, but Children's Corner patterns are made that way.  Such a breeze to put this dress together with the many different design choices from multiple patterns.  After sewing up the doll dress, I could easily pick the pattern pieces from a few Children's Corner patterns and come up with this dress.

Children's Corner Sassy Skirt, Louise, and Lily.
Lily bodice piece that was angled into an A-line for the flounce effect.

Yeah!  Only one more dress to go!

Full Skirt.

Close-up of doll.

Happy smile!

The dog joined the photo shot.

Big brother joined the photo shot.

Instead of a Just Like Me doll, Rebecca matches my daughter to a T.

Next month is the last lit club and will be in honor of Kit.  


  1. Kathleen, I enjoy seeing the beautiful dresses you make for dd and her doll each month. She will remember the love all her life. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love seeing the dresses you sew for your daughter and her American girl doll. Are you aware of the American Girl patterns that were published many years ago? They are now available to download for free on this website: