And a story about a Kit. Actually, two Kits.
A Tale of two Kits.
(Look how different they look. Same doll, manufactured at different times. The one of the left is newer, the one on the right is older. Both so cute!)
The newer model Kit on the left is my Kit I have had for several years. The other Kit was a super score at a second-hand store. But, it is a shame, I do not need two Kits. So hopefully, Kit number two will be going to a new home this afternoon.
I originally rescued Kit number two about two months ago. She came in a cute, but ungirly outfit!
Now, even though I am selling her, I really figured she needed a new outfit. I "happened" to stumble upon some vintage fabric at a yard sale. Then, a friend gave me some felt. Oh no, how could I resist?
The fact is, I don't do a lot with my collection anymore, except admire them on display. So having an excuse to spend some time sewing a doll dress was welcome. Sewing doll clothes is how I got my start. If it hadn't been for my growing collection of dolls needing clothes, I might never have learned to sew! I had not realized how much i missed sewing doll clothes. Really. It is so relaxing.
The dress features a felt peter-pan collar, bodice placket with brown mini-buttons and a felt bow. Skirt is a circle, even though in the 1930's, it would technically be more a-line to conserve fabric. Sleeves have inverted box pleats and felt cuff.
Little felted shoes!
Her hair needed a little help, it is uncut and nice, but flys around. So a bow was perfect!
This is how the bow looks off the doll.The side knot is stitched on the band. the band has two inches of elastic on the bottom. This way, a child does not need to tie the band on the doll. Ease of use.
Here are the two Kits together. I made both outfits. The red outfit was made a year ago, you can see how it was a proto-type for the one I am showing today.
Hope everyone is doing well!
Blessings to you!