CraftMeisters

Celtic Cousins - Fashions for American Girl Dolls

Columbia, Maryland · 37 Sales

CraftMeisters

Celtic Cousins - Fashions for American Girl Dolls

Columbia, Maryland 37 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars
(17)

Announcement   Welcome to CraftMeisters home of Historical, Fey, and Steampunk fashions for American Girl Dolls. The place to purchase clothing for Nobles of the Royal court, Ladies in Waiting, Knights, Highland Lads and Lasses, Irish and English Maids, Pirates, Highland Faeries, Wizards in training, Druids of Scotland, and time travelers of the Victorian era.
(Dolls NOT for sale!)

Where do I get my ideas and patterns?

I start with an idea I’ve drawn, a painting, a photograph, or the latest “human” size patterns to come out. To start constructing my patterns I use industrial grade paper towels/rags (the kind you get at Home Depot for painting). The towels drape like fabric and I can mark them with chalk, cut them and pin them to create what I’ve envisioned.

I then make a paper pattern and make a mockup using scrap fabric or muslin. I try and use fabric similar in weight to what I plan to use on the final project. Different weight fabric drapes/lays in different ways. I want to make sure it lays just the way I want. I adjust the patterns where needed and make a new paper pattern reflecting the changes. When I’m happy with the pattern, I transfer it to cardboard (similar to what you get off the back of a pad of paper) so that I can use the pattern over and over.

NOTE: When you trace your pattern on to your fabric with chalk, or pencil, remember to cut inside the line or your pattern will be too big.

How are my fashions made?

All of my fashions are handmade by me. I use quality fabrics, trims, and notions. I am committed to quality and detail to that end all seams are finished for a professional look and to prevent unraveling. Many of the fashions use metal boning, grommets and lacing, where historically accurate. For other closures I use buttons, snaps, and hooks.

What fashions do I currently make?

My historical collections are replicas of clothing worn in the 16th century by Highland Lads and Lasses, Irish and English Maids, Pirates, Knights, Ladies in Waiting, and the Nobles of the Royal court.

My Fey collections are a reproduction of the Highland Faeries, Wizards, and Druids of Scotland, many of whom have immigrated to the U.S.

My Steampunk collections feature Victorian style clothing with that touch of time traveling.

Will these fit my doll?

All my collections are handcrafted to fit the American Girl, Gotz, Springfield, Our Generation, most wide-body 18" lines of dolls, and many of the Build-a-Bear animals.

These fashions are made in a pet and smoke-free environment.

Please contact me if you have any questions or have a special request for fabrics or colors.

To see my full line of fashions and accessories visit my website at
Mkt.com/craftmeisters
Or
Craftmeisters.com

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 25, 2017

Welcome to CraftMeisters home of Historical, Fey, and Steampunk fashions for American Girl Dolls. The place to purchase clothing for Nobles of the Royal court, Ladies in Waiting, Knights, Highland Lads and Lasses, Irish and English Maids, Pirates, Highland Faeries, Wizards in training, Druids of Scotland, and time travelers of the Victorian era.
(Dolls NOT for sale!)

Where do I get my ideas and patterns?

I start with an idea I’ve drawn, a painting, a photograph, or the latest “human” size patterns to come out. To start constructing my patterns I use industrial grade paper towels/rags (the kind you get at Home Depot for painting). The towels drape like fabric and I can mark them with chalk, cut them and pin them to create what I’ve envisioned.

I then make a paper pattern and make a mockup using scrap fabric or muslin. I try and use fabric similar in weight to what I plan to use on the final project. Different weight fabric drapes/lays in different ways. I want to make sure it lays just the way I want. I adjust the patterns where needed and make a new paper pattern reflecting the changes. When I’m happy with the pattern, I transfer it to cardboard (similar to what you get off the back of a pad of paper) so that I can use the pattern over and over.

NOTE: When you trace your pattern on to your fabric with chalk, or pencil, remember to cut inside the line or your pattern will be too big.

How are my fashions made?

All of my fashions are handmade by me. I use quality fabrics, trims, and notions. I am committed to quality and detail to that end all seams are finished for a professional look and to prevent unraveling. Many of the fashions use metal boning, grommets and lacing, where historically accurate. For other closures I use buttons, snaps, and hooks.

What fashions do I currently make?

My historical collections are replicas of clothing worn in the 16th century by Highland Lads and Lasses, Irish and English Maids, Pirates, Knights, Ladies in Waiting, and the Nobles of the Royal court.

My Fey collections are a reproduction of the Highland Faeries, Wizards, and Druids of Scotland, many of whom have immigrated to the U.S.

My Steampunk collections feature Victorian style clothing with that touch of time traveling.

Will these fit my doll?

All my collections are handcrafted to fit the American Girl, Gotz, Springfield, Our Generation, most wide-body 18" lines of dolls, and many of the Build-a-Bear animals.

These fashions are made in a pet and smoke-free environment.

Please contact me if you have any questions or have a special request for fabrics or colors.

To see my full line of fashions and accessories visit my website at
Mkt.com/craftmeisters
Or
Craftmeisters.com

Beth Ann Meister

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Beth Ann Meister

Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(17)
kalimac69

kalimac69 on Mar 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Cute outfit, shipped well and looks great.

Asha Hawkesworth

Asha Hawkesworth on Jan 5, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

The outfit is cute, but I had the impression from the page that the DOLL came with it. $85 + $15 in shipping is pretty steep for doll clothing. It would help if your pages specified "Doll not included." I wouldn't have bought it if it had. As it is, I've scoured eBay to find a decent used doll to convert into the Dr.

Theresa Young

Theresa Young on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a custom order for us and we were not disappointed! This dress for my daughter's doll is almost an exact replica of my daughter's pirate dress she is wearing to the Maryland Renaissance Festival this year. I am pleased not only with the style but also with the quality and the timely manner it was constructed in. CraftMeisters had everything needed for this historical reproduction from the hat down to the boots. My daughter couldn't wait to dress her doll up for the occasion. Thank you CraftMeisters! You are amazing!

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The creation of CraftMeisters' Celtic Cousins

I started making full size Renaissance garb and Madrigal Dresses with my friends. But what to do with all that expensive left over fabric? My daughter Jenna suggested I make a copy of my niece's Madrigal dress for her American Girl Doll.

So I did the math and made a pattern and created an exact copy of my niece's dress for her doll. The next thing I knew I was sewing every night after work and selling at Renaissance, Celtic, and Irish Festivals on the weekends!

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  • Beth Ann Meister

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Last updated on October 1, 2015
Now have your own adventures with the Celtic Cousins of our favorite 18” dolls. Run through purple fields of heather in the Scottish Highlands and the emerald green valleys of Ireland! Travel with your dolls back to a time of castles, faeries, and maybe even a Loch Ness monster.

Each Celtic Cousin garment is authentic to its time period and completely made by hand. The attention to detail is apparent, as soon as you see each piece. Select from the “Nobles”, “Ladies-in-waiting”, “Knights”, “Highlanders”, “Pirates”, “Hobbits”, “Faeries”, “Wizards”, "Steampunk / Victorian", and “Druids”.


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