Laura and Mary Ingalls (or Ann of Green Gables) Dress, Pinafore, & Bonnet
Laura Doll Dress Pattern is designed for 18 inch dolls, such as Gotz Little Sister Dolls, American Girl Dolls, and other similarly sized dolls.
Inspired by the TV series Little House on the Prairie from the 70s, I created this dress, bonnet, and pinafore for my dolls. I loved both reading the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and watching the TV show as a child. My daughters also enjoyed both when they were little. Laura Ingalls and her story have touched so many generations.
This dress also works for recreating Anne of Green Gables character dolls.
Skill level: Intermediate
This dress features a mock button-down placket and center back opening, long sleeves, full and tightly gathered skirt to mimic the look of cartridge pleats, which was commonly sewn in those days. The skirt features growth pleats.
Includes pattern sheets for every pattern piece, including the skirt piece with pleat markings. Full size patterns included with professionally printed pattern booklet in a resealable plastic pattern bag.
Avery Lane Designs is not affiliated with any doll company.
Specification: Laura and Mary Ingalls (or Ann of Green Gables) Dress, Pinafore, & Bonnet
Avery Lane is an indie pattern company, specializing in doll clothes, bags, and cute quilts. Owner/designer Erin Hentzel is also an author with C&T Publishing and teaches sewing to children in the Willamette Valley area in Oregon.
Sew in Style-Make Your Own Doll Clothes is Erin’s first book and was written and designed for children to learn to sew for their 18″ dolls.
Doll Days! Sew an Everyday Wardrobe for 18″ Dolls is her second book and was written for the adult doll clothier.
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