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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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olls & Costumes Website
Susan Kramer
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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:

 

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

 

 

This cloth doll is based on the Charlotte doll owned by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child. The photo below is a replica in the Herbert Hoover Museum:

 




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

 

Ebook and Paperback Patterns:

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image015.gif

 

Clothes Patterns for Preemies - Premature Babies

ebook of full size patterns

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image027.jpg

 

Boy Doll Clothes 18 Inches and Smaller

Paperback or Ebook of full size patterns

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image029.jpg

 

 

Elsa and Anna Dress Patterns

For 18 Inch Dolls

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image031.jpg

 

 

Shirley Temple 12 Inch Doll

Bodysuit Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image033.jpg

 

Child's Jumper Pattern

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

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Raggedy Andy Doll Clothes Pattern

For 15 to 18 Inch Dolls

E-pattern by Susan Kramer

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image035.gif

 

Charlotte Doll Body and Dress Full Size Patterns

Inspired by doll of Laura Ingalls Wilder

E-patterns by Susan Kramer

http://www.susankramer.com/charlottedoll_files/image015.gif

 


Paperback or Ebook by Susan Kramer

How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes
How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes by Susan Kramer


Paperback or Ebook by Susan Kramer

Medium Doll Clothes with Full Size Patterns
Medium Doll Clothes with Full Size Patterns - ebook by Susan Kramer

 

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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Bunny Doll E-Pattern by Susan Kramer
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