JennyWrensDressShop

Jenny Wren's Dress Shop

Gunnison, Colorado · 83 Sales

JennyWrensDressShop

Jenny Wren's Dress Shop

Gunnison, Colorado 83 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(47)

Announcement   Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by my little shop. A few years ago I discovered my love for researching, designing and sewing historical doll clothing, and now I hope to pass along a little of that enthusiasm to you. :-)

The name of this shop was inspired by Jenny Wren - the brave, sweet (and sometimes sassy!), little “Doll’s Dressmaker” featured in Dickens’ book, "Our Mutual Friend." Jenny’s industry, creativity, and knack for re-creating just what she sees, is something that I aspire to be as a seamstress.

Enjoy browsing!

Announcement

Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by my little shop. A few years ago I discovered my love for researching, designing and sewing historical doll clothing, and now I hope to pass along a little of that enthusiasm to you. :-)

The name of this shop was inspired by Jenny Wren - the brave, sweet (and sometimes sassy!), little “Doll’s Dressmaker” featured in Dickens’ book, "Our Mutual Friend." Jenny’s industry, creativity, and knack for re-creating just what she sees, is something that I aspire to be as a seamstress.

Enjoy browsing!

Tayler McCrery

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Tayler McCrery

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(47)
Carolyn DeSimone

Carolyn DeSimone on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This dress is beautiful and so well made. I love the double puff sleeves and how well the color compliments Caroline.

Carolyn DeSimone

Carolyn DeSimone on Apr 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is my favorite dress and is almost always on one of my dolls. It's incredibly well made and I love the snaps because they don't catch hair.

Robin Lynn

Robin Lynn on Oct 6, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Your original patterns and choice of fabric make lovely, authentic looking dresses. Thank you for another beautiful gown.

Marilyn Grotzky

Marilyn Grotzky on Aug 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This and two other dresses from the same seller arrived quickly. I'm really pleased with this outfit, which can be dressed up or worn simply. I especially liked the puffing at the bottom of the dress.

Marilyn Grotzky

Marilyn Grotzky on Aug 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I wanted an outfit that would look good on its own and could go under a spencer. This neatly made, nicely made dress works perfectly.

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About

Historical doll fashions designed and sewn especially with the collector in mind.

I always enjoyed playing with my friend's American Girl dolls while growing up, but it wasn't until my younger sister got her first 18 inch doll that I discovered my love for designing and sewing doll clothes. I made ten historical outfits for her 10th birthday, and decided that I "needed" to buy myself one of the dolls that I always wanted as a little girl. That one purchase turned into several more and now I have six dolls (whom I justify owning by calling them “my models”). I couldn't sell doll clothing without them, right? ;) They've been lovingly named after a few of my favorite literary heroines: Rebecca (Ivanhoe), Emma Woodhouse (Emma), Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables), Cassie Logan (Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry), Capitola Black (The Hidden Hand), and Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice).

Historical fashion is fascinating to me and I love pouring over original sources to get ideas for new designs. All of my patterns are created by combining elements that I've seen in different period pictures, catalogs, and fashion plates. So many gorgeous garments have been worn over the years and being able to re-create some of that loveliness on a smaller scale makes living in this inelegant world of jeans, t-shirts, and sweatpants a little easier.

When making doll clothes (or anything else, really) I exclusively use high quality fabrics – many of them being historical reproductions. After spending so much time working on a garment, using the best materials only makes sense. Plus, beautiful fabrics are quite addictive, and I probably couldn't break the habit of purchasing them even if I wanted to.

Audiobooks are a wonderful way that I fit more bookishness into my day, and I almost always listen to one while I'm at the sewing machine. My tastes definitely gravitate toward the classics – the thicker, the better. A surprising number of doll dresses can be made during something as delightfully long as The Count of Monte Cristo.

I learned so much during my first year of selling on Etsy - the biggest thing being that I want to focus on selling to the adult collector. My interest in detail and perfectionist tendencies dictate that I spend quite a bit of time on each doll dress. Also, I've started using metal snaps as a closure rather than the less labor intensive option of velcro that I started out with. This doesn't mean that my creations can't be enjoyed by people of all ages, just that my focus is now more occupied with quality and pleasing the tastes of collectors, rather than just making garments as cheaply as I can.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my shop. I truly appreciate the interest that you've shown in my work!

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  • Tayler McCrery

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Compulsive reader. Avid book buyer. Fashion history addict. Historical doll clothing enthusiast. Dark chocolate consumer. Movie and TV show fangirl. Period drama lover. Recipe experimenter. Costume admirer. Flower cultivator.

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Last updated on October 29, 2013
Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by my little shop. A few years ago I discovered my love for researching, designing and sewing historical doll clothing, and now I hope to pass along a little of that enthusiasm to you. :-)

The name of this shop was inspired by Jenny Wren - the brave and sweet little “Doll’s Dressmaker” featured in Dickens’ book, "Our Mutual Friend." Jenny’s industry, creativity, and knack for re-creating just what she sees, is something that I aspire to be as a seamstress.

I do my absolute best to make each dress a piece of art that will withstand many, many years of being loved and played with!

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Shipping
I ship all orders using priority flat rate shipping boxes and will do my best to get your items in the mail within 1-2 days of your order and payment.
Refunds and Exchanges
If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase, I would be glad to take it back within ten days of receiving the item. The buyer is responsible for paying return shipping, and the item must still be in new condition. Immediately upon receipt of the return, I will refund the full cost of the item (not including the original shipping costs).