I made this doll as part of the "Age of Elegance" group over on Flickr.
This group's focus is the era of Jane Austen. (early 1800's)
Our task was to make a doll and dress it in the style
of this time frame.
I found this doll pattern on Etsy.
She was created by Anne at
The doll is made of beautiful wool felt.
I loved making this doll.
I've made dolls before, so
I found this pattern to be easy to follow
The face is embroidered first, over butcher's paper.
Tear away the paper carefully.
Then you cut the body out.
A little pink eye shadow gives
Ellie a sweet nose and rosy cheeks.
Cut out the arms and legs, stuff, stitch then assemble the doll.
She's ready to dress.
The doll pattern also comes with
an adorable dress pattern.
Includes socks and shoe patterns.
However, I needed to create
a Regency/Empire style garment.
This is the dress I used for inspiration.
Caroline, Archduchess of Austria 1817
Josefina who is an American Girl Doll.
I had to re-size the entire dress pattern
as my doll is smaller than the American Girl Dolls
I added some embellishments to try and get my
doll's dress to resemble the inspiration dress.
I love how the sleeve turned out!
Ribbon was added to mimic
a Regency style puffy cap sleeve.
Her socks are made from antique remnants I
bought at our local county fair about
two years ago.
I followed the sock and shoe
pattern included in the Ellie Doll pattern.
The shoes are made using pink wool felt.
Finally, I dressed her in antique doll pantaloons.