The AG Felicity doll has an optional accessories kit so I figured my dress should have one too. Included in my kit is an all purpose cotton mob cap with a rose colored ribbon to match her dress. I used elastic in the casing instead of traditional ribbon as I'm not going to spend most mornings tying up my kid's hat again and again.
Also included is a velvet drawstring bag. Those dresses didn't have pockets and my dress pattern isn't so authentic as to have pocket slits for a tied on pocket bag, so a little handbag it is. Fortunately, it matches her cape and bonnet too.
For those hot Virginia summers (and Vermont ones too like last year), we picked up a cedar wood fan from a sutler at the Ethan Allen Colonial Days Fair. It's delicate but hardly priceless and it smells heavenly when wafted through the air. The Loo will LOVE this.
The next item in the kit is a wooden cup and ball game, something a young colonial girl might have carried with her to pass the time. It's a physical challenge and should help with the beginnings of hand eye coordination. If she doesn't use it to bean the cat, that is.
Our game came from the Maine State Prison Store. Yep, you read that correctly. We stop by the Prison Store every time we're in the Mid Coast area. My husband has been trying to buy a certain boat kit for years now but they are always out of stock and they don't ship across state lines.
The AG kit has a lace handkerchief and, while I could have made one, we just called Gremma Loo for a vintage loaner. She came up with a gorgeous lace and linen square that beats the pants off Felicity's handkin and a few spares just in case they, ahem, get used.
Just a few more 18th century things to go and we'll be ready for the big day. How's everybody else doing this season?