Doll Patterns & Kits
I am enamored with the American Patsy Family dolls and with the tiny French and German all bisque dolls. Here are a few doll patterns and kits for them. The pattern pictured is made from an old silk scarf. I talk about it in an article on my blog. Her hat is included in the doll pattern instructions. I also sell my Skippy Doll Patterns, and hope to add more.
La Poupee Modele 1878-1917
Mignonnette All Bisque 5″-6″ Dolls
La Poupee Modele was the leading children’s magazine in the late 1800’s. They offered children the latest fashion patterns for their dolls. In 1878 they introduced patterns for the little bisque dolls and called them pocket dolls, then later called them Mignonnettes.
The La Poupee Modele doll pattern pieces don’t always fit together properly And, there were no instructions since most ladies learned needlework at a very early age.
Over the years La Poupee Modele offered:
- 403 doll patterns and sketches
- 14 complete wardrobe plates
- 70 printed fabric sheets
- 63 cardboard plates
The most exciting doll patterns were the printed fabric sheets, so all you had to do is cut out and stitch. I have five of these available as complete kits, so they include all the trims you need to complete the outfits. It makes sewing for these tiny dolls so much fun. Just grab a needle, thread and scissors and you can take them with you anywhere to work on.
I have made adjustments to the patterns so the pieces fit together accurately. They have written detailed instructions with pictures to help you create wonderful costumes for your little pocket dolls. I have even included a loose translation of the French text that went with each doll pattern. For authenticity, I have referenced actual copies of the antique La Poupee Modele magazines and the book “Mignonnette her history, wardrobe and miniature world 1878-1917.”
Five mignonette doll patterns are available as kits with printed fabric and all the materials you need to complete the outfits shown. All you need to provide are a pair of sharp scissors, a needle, and thread.