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14 Inch Charlotte Rose Rag or Cloth Doll Dress

Inspired by the rag doll owned by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Designed by Susan Kramer

 

14 inch (35cm) Charlotte Rose Rag Doll with Floppy

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Charlotte doll body and dress full size patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

 

(intermediate sewing level)

Charlotte Rose doll body pattern at this page


Charlotte Rose dress pattern and sewing instructions as follows:

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder doll had a blue and pink calico dress. I used red and pink calico for my Charlotte Rose doll.

 

This rag doll is based on the Charlotte doll owned by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child. You can find a photo of a replica of the doll at this URL

http://hoover.archives.gov/LIW/countingbook/images/dolls.jpg

Charlotte Rose dress bodice



Following the instructions below make your 1 inch square graph paper and transfer the pattern markings.

You may use the pattern for your own use and gifts, but not commercially.

To make your 1 inch square (2.5cm) grid graph paper

First, take an 8.5x11 inch piece of plain paper and draw 1 inch squares - I do this by drawing horizontal lines 1 inch apart down the page, and then vertical lines 1 inch apart across the page.

Next, looking at the .jpg image you want to enlarge, copy what is in each of my squares into your larger squares.

Hint: If you think you will use the pattern many times, cut out the pattern pieces in scraps of material or muslin for a more permanent template.

 

Skirt

 

Cut rectangle 7.5 inches long and 30 inches wide. Finished skirt length to ankles is 6 inches. This size allows a one half inch bottom hem turned up twice, and one half inch seam for gathered edge of skirt. Skirt seam is center back. Leave 2 inches open at bodice edge and roll and stitch each edge of opening. Close back with ribbons rather than buttons for safety.

 

***All pattern pieces include one-eighth inch seam allowance***

 

I hand sew doll bodies and outfits using single strand quilting thread. The doll body is cotton percale and the dress cotton calico.

 

Bodice Front

 

 

Bodice Back

 

 

Sleeves

 

 

Right sides facing, sew back and front shoulders together. Press seam. Sew short edge of sleeve to bodice. Press seam down. Turn up sleeve edge one quarter inch twice and blind stitch. Press seam. Sew one long seam of under arms and sides. To finish neck edge sew a strip of bias tape and turn to inside and stitch in place. To finish back seam, turn in one quarter inch twice and press. Sew ribbons to top of back bodice and at waist after sewing on gathered skirt.

 

This is a side view to see how the feet are shaped

 



Article, patterns and photographs copyright Susan Kramer

 

 

 Email: susan@susankramer.com

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns
by Susan Kramer

 

 

How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes plus Traceable Patterns
Book by Susan Kramer
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Medium Doll Clothes
with Full Size Patterns

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Baby Christening Gown
E-pattern

by Susan Kramer
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Royal Bridesmaid
18 Inch Doll Dress Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer
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