Robe de Style from 1926, and Chapeau de Taffeta from 1922, both patterns from La Semaine de Suzette, are delightful alone or when paired. They gently speak of the glamour of the twenties, when ladies and girls both aspired to be elegant. There is no doubt that Mlle Bleuette is most elegant in this silken ensemble!! The bodice is a series of curving lines the shoulder, sleeve edges, and lower edge are all gracefully curving. The skirt is shaped to fit the curved lower edge of the bodice and of course it is apparent that the skirt hem has charming scallops!
This style, Robe de Style, was inspired by the original design by Jeanne Lanvin. Her Robe de Style was haute couture for elegant French ladies, and it is thrilling to see that La Semaine de Suzette was introducing the same chic style for dear Bleuette!!
Listening to the many requests I have had for shoes, this pattern includes a pattern for the shoes as shown, made to fit the feet of the Janice Naibert body, wearing medium weight socks. They might also work for some of the antique feet, as the two tabs that tie over the top of the foot do not have to meet in order for the shoe to fit. I made them in a very soft leather, then edge stitched a blanket stitch to finish the edges. .
I changed the cut of the bodice so it would fit well, plus drafted the skirt pattern with the scalloped hem.
Her darling hat, the Chapeau de Taffeta, was quite high fashion for a little girl of the twenties, and it looks darling on Bleuettes! As called for in the original LSDS directions, the interior shape is maintained by a piece of lightweight cardboard.The gathered brim is embellished with beads nestled in the gathers, and the two "wings" on either side have scalloped buckles attached. This LSDS pattern also required quite a bit of adjusting so it would fit well.
The pattern is beautifully printed, with a full color cover showing several views.It is contained in a heavy plastic sleeve which you can insert into a binder. This Bleuette clothing was made to fit the Janice Naibert type Bleuette body, (approx 10 and 5\/8" tall with head) but should fit others as well. Please convo if you have any questions. This clothing should also fit (perhaps with minor adjustments) dolls with well proportioned bodies, which measure 10"-11"..
You are buying the pattern only... the doll and accessories shown in the photos are not included. Doll clothing made by, and the pattern designed and published by Dede Kern.