Clothes for the Waldorf Doll using
As time permits I also enjoy combining vintage, new and repurposed fabrics to create wearable art for adults and children as well as decorator goods for the home.
The striking, beautiful and fabulous fabrics of bygone eras can sometimes be found among the treasures and resusables at today's estate and garage sales. I find I am always drawn to them and that they cry out to be taken from dusty boxes and bins and used and admired. Second hand and thrift shops are often a source of vintage clothing items of lovely fabrics that can be repurposed.
In addition, every quilter has a stash of fabric that includes small cuts which are perfect for doll clothes. I was recently introduced to the Waldorf doll by a former co-worker and found one under my Christmas tree! She is a Kathe Kruse doll by the name of Max but I have preferred to call her Maxine.
Here you see Maxine modeling a pair of repurposed jeans that I fashioned from a pair once worn by a toddler. The bulky sweater is knit from yarn that I found in my stash using a pattern by HH Crafts.
I look forward to creating even more outfits for Maxine and similar Waldorf type dolls and offering my creations to you via this website as well as my Whiffletree Farm Etsy site: www.whiffletreefarm.etsy.com In keeping with my desire to repurpose, I will make every attempt to do just that.
And, please visit my co-worker's Etsy site: www.thechocolatepuppy.etsy.com as well as www.hhcrafts.etsy.com
A 1957 "Fleisher's Baby Book" features a knitting pattern for a wrap that they describe as a "Shoulderette". Here Maxine models a scaled down version of the shoulderette to accessorize her cheerful sun dress.
Quilt shop quality 100 per cent cotton from the Whoo Me? collection by Shelly Comiskey was used for this dress. The self lined bodice is yellow with scattered dots in a darker shade of yellow. The plaid skirt is yellow, pink and shades of blue. Two vintage buttons accent the bodice. The bodice closes with two sewn in strips of Velcro. All exposed seams are finished.
Every girl needs a fuzzy white sweater in her wardrobe and here Maxine models a Luna Sweater from a pattern by The Sitting Tree (www.thesittingtree.net). It is paired with black ultra suede trousers. Two square vintage buttons adorn the neckline.
Fabric from the Whoo Me? quilt fabric collection by Shelly Comiskey was once again used for this long sleeve dress. The self lined bodice is yellow with scattered dots in a darker shade of yellow. The plaid skirt is yellow, pink and shades of blue. One vintage blue button is sewn to the center front of the bodice. The bodice closes with two sewn in strips of Velcro. All exposed seams are finished.
Paired with off-white wide wale corduroy trousers, this Luna Sweater by The Sitting Tree (www.thesittingtree.net) was knit with bright multi-colored acrylic yarn. Vintage yellow flower shaped buttons add to the sweater's charm.