Setting Sail in Style: The Harriet Doll Pattern Review

Setting Sail in Style: The Harriet Doll Pattern Review

Step aboard the fashion ship and get ready to sail with the fabulous Harriet pattern by the incredibly talented Genine Alan from Genniewren Designs. This pattern is all about cuteness overload with its adorable sailor-inspired ensemble.

Picture this: a charming sailor blouse with various sleeve lengths and collar options, a drop-waist, sleeveless, lined dress with a captivating square neckline and a delightful box-pleated skirt, and let’s not forget the cherry on top – a cute little beret!

Now, let’s talk collars! You have the freedom to go wild and create a collar that matches the top and skirt, or you can unleash your creativity by using a contrasting fabric for a touch of variety. The pattern provides you with detailed instructions for two collar styles: one adorned with lovely ribbons and the other with charming piping and frills. The choice is yours, and it’s all about adding that extra touch of flair.

View A is a nod to the Edwardian era’s fashion, specifically the Sailor Middy outfits worn by young girls during the reign of Edward VII, from 1901 to 1910. Transport yourself back in time with the long-sleeved version of the Harriet pattern, and imagine the elegance and grace of those bygone days.

View B, on the other hand, draws inspiration from a more recent era – the vibrant 1980s. It captures the essence of the romantic clothing style of that period, where frills and ruffles reigned supreme. With the frilled contrast collar option, you can embrace that retro charm and bring a touch of nostalgia to your doll’s wardrobe.

But wait, there’s more! The dress itself is a versatile piece that can be transformed into different outfits with a few creative tweaks. Want a sporty vibe? Choose the right fabric and you’ve got a perfect tennis dress. Looking for some cheerfulness? Embroider the bodice and turn it into a pretty sundress. The possibilities are endless, and it’s all up to your imagination. Plus, adjusting the length of the pleated skirt is a breeze. Simply cut a wider or narrower strip of fabric, and voila – your doll’s outfit becomes uniquely tailored.

Now, here’s the icing on the cake. The Harriet PDF pattern seamlessly combines with the Ship Ahoy! Sailor Outfit pattern, allowing you to mix and match different garments and pattern pieces. Get ready to unleash your inner fashion designer and create a truly customized ensemble for your doll that reflects your own style and creativity.

Oh, and did I mention that this pattern is designed to perfectly fit 18″ dolls such as American Girl®, Our Generation and others? Your doll will be the talk of the town, strutting her stuff in these trendy and timeless garments.

For the best results, the pattern recommends using fabrics like cotton chambray, quilters cotton, cotton lawn, or polycotton. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even explore linen or linen blends for the jacket and beret. Let your imagination run wild and experiment with different textures and colors to make your doll’s outfit truly exceptional.

So, grab your sewing machine, unleash your creativity, and embark on a fashion journey with the Harriet pattern. Get ready to make your doll’s wardrobe the envy of every doll enthusiast out there. Happy sewing and happy styling!