Bleuette Clothing Patterns 1905-1916
Acclaimed doll costumer Louise Hedrick presents patterns for creating a complete wardrobe of 30 ensembles for this beloved French doll, authentically ... Show synopsis Acclaimed doll costumer Louise Hedrick presents patterns for creating a complete wardrobe of 30 ensembles for this beloved French doll, authentically adapted from the patterns offered in issues of La Semaine de Suzette from 1905-1916. Arranged chronologically within the categories of whitework, lingerie and nightwear; dresses, bonnets and coats; outfits for make-believe (d?quisements); and special clothing for the important ceremonies of The Church, the patterns vary in difficulty from the easiest to the most advanced. Completed ensembles are modeled on early Bleuettes and shown in full-color, with close-up views of important details; directions for heirloom sewing techniques and embroidery stitches are included. Ms. Hedrick's patterns are introduced by Bleuette expert Barbara Hilliker's authoritative text, which places the clothing in the context of social and fashion history. Ms. Hilliker also offers a basic introduction to the history of Bleuette.