Saturday, April 20, 2013

It's SEW SUSAN! - Historical Wear for your 18 Inch Doll

I feel like it has been awhile since I have voiced my life. So we will have an update post about that soon!

{Guess what?} I finally updated and re-did my "Dolls" page, so feel free to check that out. Other than the dolls I have, I have been selling and buying like crazy, so I have another 5 dolls waiting to be sold, or _____________. I don't want to say kept, I have WAY to many dolls :D


I would like to do a feature today on

I have always loved her historical designs! Here are a few of my favorites:

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Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind for your American Girl, Similar Sized Dolls and Bitty Baby


honestly don't remember the first time I saw it. Gone with the Wind has always been a part of my memory bank. I do know I had seen it before I was 10 because that year all I wanted to be for Halloween was an "Southern Belle,like Scarlett." My mother fulfilled my dream by making me a beautiful Southern Belle Dress.

For years I remember thinking I was born in the wrong era. To float around life in beautiful dresses would be a dream come true. However unrealistic that perception of 1860s life was. Either way, Scarlett O'Hara was beautiful and her wardrobe was beyond beautiful.

Last year was the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. I had at least five great, great, great grandfathers who fought on both sides, one losing his life in Atlanta. I decided to pay tribute to the beautiful clothing of the period by creating some of the stunning dresses from real life and Gone with the Wind. Let your imagination go! Join me in this hearkening of elegant dresses.

Fits all American Girl Doll and similar dolls

Yards of double sided satin ribbon from Switzerland were used to get the perfect color match

Fastens with three snaps in the back

Boning shapes the full bell skirt

Large sun hat ties with a long ribbon-Note on hat: I now use a more dense version of the same style hat. Haven't had the time to re-take the pictures.


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This is Scarlett O'Hara's romantic Bar-B-Que Dress. Remember how beautiful she looked sitting on the porch with every young man vying for her attention? Your "Scarlett" will be just as stunning in this dress.

Read what a recent purchaser of this dress had to say,

"GORGEOUS doll creation! So close to the original Scarlet
dress - and that hoop at the bottom!! Excellent attention to
detail, beautiful, very happy - would definitely buy from again!



Here is another! It is worn by a Samantha doll currently sold in her shop as well.

Samantha American Girl Doll Refurbished

Wow, talk about pretty!

You can find Party supplies, historical wear, and some extras as It's SEW SUSAN!

Thanks for reading with us today! :)

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