Free Christmas Pattern

Free Christmas Pattern for Little Darling

Little Darling

Just wanted to let everyone know that the new and  free Christmas pattern for Little Darling is now online. She is precious in her rayon knit top with Cluny lace trim and cotton canvas bloomers. She does look ready for Christmas in red and white. I think you could add and inch and make this swing top into a dress.

I will be taking December off to work on Christmas gifts and catching up with my pen pals. I hope I have enough energy to decorate for Christmas. My decorations are in the attic and that means 2 fights of stairs for every box I need to bring down. I didn’t have a tree last year and really missed it. My husband will get the time off as well so it will be one of a couple of Christmas’ that we get to spend some free time together and just enjoying the holidays.

If you would care to comment I would love to hear from you as to what you might want to see going forward. As you know, I have recently fallen in love with my Paola Reina dolls. They are in two heights. One is 12.5 while the other is 13-inches. I have found that the difference is only in the legs, so I think this outfit will fit them fine. You may need to adjust the length of the top. It should also fit Betsy McCall 14″.

I do hope you have a very Merry Christmas or Hanukkah. Let the new year be a new beginning for us and our country.



My Little Darling

Marsha libertyShe is a little darling in her seventies styled baby doll dress with it’s balloon sleeves and platter collar. You will have fun putting your own touches on these outfits. Just to prove the point on how even the same pattern will look different depending on what fabric and trims are used, I made the Marsha pattern twice. Once in a red silk and once in a Liberty print. Both are just stunning and it is hard to decide which one is the best, or at least it was for me. I really could have made a few more I enjoyed putting the trims and fabrics together so much.

While I was working with Dianna Effner’s Little Darling doll, I also made her a coat in baby cord with braid trim. The pattern is named Little Miss. I was on a roll designing for Emily (Little Darling), she reminds me so much of Shirley Temple. Marsha RedOne of these days I would like to do some 1930’s style dresses for her. I did do another dress for Emily, which I do think is more 40’s or 50’s in styling, called Cherry Lane.

I wonder who your Little Darling is? What sort of clothes does she wear? I really love the fact that she is a child doll and doesn’t look mature. I’m not sure what I’ll make her next so if you have a suggestion please let me know.