For her birthday , Miss Loodyloo decided to give the 1930's a whirl with Kit & Ruthie American Girl dolls topping her wish list. Depression era fun, it sounds a bit odd I know, but the stories in Kit's series have certainly captivated her and she now says things like 'hard times' and 'waste not, want not' in reference to her allowance which really cracks me up. Hard times? Yeah right, kid. But hey, I'm not turning down a chance to buy feedsack prints and make cute doll clothes. Here are a few items we cooked up this summer.
The gorgeous Miss Ruthie Smithens in a green and cream dress based on Eden Ava's 1930's Dress pattern from Liberty Jane.
Same pattern again with collar and trim per instructions for the ever ebullient Kit Kittredge.
Cincinnati canning dress made from Liberty Jane's free Drawstring Dress pattern.
Vintage inspired shorts and top from Eden Ava's 'Get your Kicks Playsuit' pattern, again from Liberty Jane.
Log cabin quilt, bedding and rick rack house dress (a variation of Pleasant Company Molly's Pinafore.) The crate was cobbled together from an old clementine box by Papaloo.
And hands down, the cutest (certainly the easiest) project of all: vintage label canned goods! Tutorial can be found here along with a sweet little bakery case -- and oh! check out her absolutely fabulous stove too.
Next up, Little House Ma dress ups.