Ann Estelle and Betsy Lee

 

Betsy Lee, the doll Ann is holding,  was made for the SimpleDesign Mailing List's School Is Out and It's Time to Play Spring 2002 Swap.
 
This was my first doll list swap. I found a cute story in a 1936 Alice and Jerry book, Day In and Day Out. It had adorable pictures and I decided to try and replicate one of the dresses for Ann Estelle. A friend found the red checked fabric that I needed and sent me a 1/4 yard. I made the pattern for the dress and bonnet and knitted the socks from Karen Warnaka's free pattern.
 
I also made the cloth doll to match the Betsy Lee doll in the story. I used Edith Flack Ackley's doll house baby pattern from her 1938 book, Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit.
 
Betsy Lee's felt coat and beret are removable. She is wearing a white dress underneath.
 
When I was finished with the clothes and doll for the swap, I wrote a story about Ann Estelle and her friends Sophie and Georgia.  This was a fun swap and I got three great outfits in return.
 
I also made myself a copy of the outfit, but I never did finish my Betsy Lee doll.  I really should make myself one.
Ruby
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This is the cutest thing, ever, and your picture is great! What a terrific idea and lucky swap partner!

Ruby ~ Your hostess.
crazyquilter
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Thank you!  It was a fun swap to do.  Charla was the one who found the fabric for me.  

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