Have you seen the American Girl dolls? They are the outrageously expensive dolls that young girls are crazy about. Maybe I am way out of touch with the times but $100 for a doll seems way out of line.
American Girl Dolls are not new. The dolls were first introduced. . .in 1986 by an educator looking for dolls that were not babies and not teens. The company is now owned by Mattel, Inc.
The American Girl Company has done a good job of bringing history to life for young girls. They offer dolls from every era of our country’s history.
So with this idea in mind I spend yesterday creating my first costume in the American Girl style. This costume is from a depiction of Felicity. Felicity was the first doll introduced by the company and she depicts a young girl living in the late 1700’s.
My rendition of Felicity features a 4 piece outfit consisting of a bonnet, dress, shawl and apron.
The bonnet takes on a little bit of a pilgrim look with the fold back brim and tiny corners flaring out. The dress zips up the back, has princess sleeves and a very full skirt. The shawl is completely lined and the white apron is typical of the time.
Sure hope Felicity is as big a hit as a costume as she is as a doll.