Many people think of the Volendam costume when they think of Holland. This is the costume which is replicated on all kinds of labels under ‘Dutch Maid’, with the peaked and winged cap. In fact, the costume is only worn in the one village and is not representative of the Netherlands as a whole.
There are three variants that are worn which is why you may see different images and they do not look the same. There is the everyday and young girl’s, the Sunday go to market and the special occasions costumes. The most often seen one is the last mentioned one and the costume that this pattern is based on.
This PDF pattern includes 5 pieces – Double Bib, Skirt, Black jacket, apron (2 options) and peaked cap.
Doll Size: 18 inch dolls like SA Girl Doll, Our Generation or American Girl
• Medium weight woven fabrics – Cotton, quilter’s cotton, linen
• Cap fabric – Lace or eyelet fabric. Cotton can also be used
Specification: Volendam: A Dutch Costume for 18 inch Dolls
Liese Brouwer is the designer behind Doll Tag Clothing. She is also the creator of South African Girl Doll and Doll Play South Africa.
Liese was born and raised in South Africa and has been sewing, knitting and crocheting from a very young age. She was taught by her mom and grandmother. Sewing is at the heart of the family. To this day they are the creators of Hatched in Africa embroidery designs.
Liese lives in South African with her husband, two sons and a daughter!