An Addy dress you probably haven’t seen…

Back on January 8th, 2010, I made a sweet Valentine’s Day dress for Addy. I just recovered these pictures when I changed over to my new computer and since Valentine’s Day is exactly 2 weeks from today, I thought I would share this darling dress with you. You’ll have to excuse the way Addy is leaning in some of my pictures. I’ll be the first to admit, I think I have improved somewhat on my picture taking skills! :o)

I checked back to see if I had given this dress a name and I hadn’t but I thought you might enjoy my “storyline” for it…

If only….there had been Valentine’s Day parties during the Civil War, Addy would have won the prize for being the prettiest!

If only….they had passed out Valentine Cards to each other in class, Addy would have gotten the most!

If only….they decorated shoe boxes for their Valentine’s Day School project, Addy would have won the prize for being the most creative!

If only….you decided to place a bid, you might make all these things come true for Addy!

My dear, sweet Addy…I hope you enjoy these pictures…

I also have a doll for sale… you can see her on Ebay Wednesday evening… 8:30 p.m. Central time zone. :o) Here is the link to her listing…

Blonde #22 American Girl doll

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Charlotte Trayer says:

    OH, Addy’s dress is just lovely, Jeanne! I love the trim on the yoke–so delicate and feminine! You’re right–I hadn’t seen that dress. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  2. Linda Doyle says:

    What a sweet little dress, Jeanne!! I too, love the yoke, and the “fancy” braiding that gives the dress something special. I don’t believe I have ever seen this dress either! You have made so many that even when you show something from way back, to most of us, it is something new.
    I’m sure you must have made a petticoat to hold out the dress, making it look like an opening flower! I certainly can tell Addy is one of your favorites, and sure hope you aren’t selling her!

  3. Charlotte A. says:

    Oh the yoke is so pretty! It is a lovely dress. Perfect for Valentine’s Day but also spring or summer.
    Hope you have a good day!
    Take care.

  4. What a wonderfully creative use of the trim. I tipped my screen way back to get the pink to be dark enough. I guess my Addy doll’s hair is just like your doll’s hair, very full and hard to tame for me.

    I’m keeping track of the total eclipse of the moon that is happening this morning. My good camera’s battery ran down because I use my cell phone all the time for pictures, but it is charging quickly enough to get some good pictures on Night Scene setting. Wish me luck with some more. Did you see it from where you live if you were up this early?

    • Susette, The bloodmoon eclipse was complete by 2am here (NZ) Lots of racing clouds, but still a good view. Because it was eclipsed for 75minutes, we went back to sleep.
      Storm today with King Tides. Lots of surface flooding.
      Hope you got some great pics.

  5. Sandra Lyons says:

    Addy’s dress is beautiful and I love the fabric. My eyes aren’t what they use to be but it resembles lawn. I love the yoke design and lovely trim, it just makes the dress perfect. Is she wearing a hoop skirt underneath the dress or a tulle slip as I love how full the dress is.

  6. Mary Colgan says:

    I *love* that dress!

  7. Addy looks like pink cotton candy in this adorable dress. So many things going for the pattern. Besides the wonderful yoke, the way the sleeves attach to the bodice, and then how it all attaches to the waist make an exceptional look. I want that pattern! It is perfect as it is, but I would like to make it for a Little Darling or a 10er. I would probably make it without the band collar and cut the length in half. Wouldn’t it be adorable with a full slip peeking out from underneath? Just a modern take on that pattern. Is this one you designed yourself or a vintage from 2010? 🙂 Now I’m going to be looking at patterns all day. Maybe Susette will be looking too?
    Know it is probably too late to make something like this for Valentine’s Day, but what about a green one, maybe checks for St. Patrick’s Day? It would be so cute on any of the AG dolls.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.

  8. Dorothy in PA says:

    Dear Jeanne, I was very happy when American Girl began the Addy series. I was happy that they told her story factually and with dignity.
    Thank you for honoring her with this lovely dress. If Addy did attend a Valentine’s Ball in 1864 Philadelphia wearing your beautiful dress, I am sure she would be crowned “Little Miss Queen of Hearts” (smile).

  9. This dress for Addy is another beauty that you’ve added to your “flag” of stars! The color of the dress is so flattering to her and, as others have mentioned, what a creative yoke and braiding you used on it. I highly admire your “dreams” and their outcomes. Ahhh, you are amongst the cream of the crop of seamstresses and it is so satisfying to see your work.


  10. BEAUTIFUL !! This dress is so sweet and the detail, as you are know for, is perfect and feminine in every way. You are so clever with your stories too. Precious Pink is what I call it.
    Thank you for finding the picture and showing us girls the dress. I agree with everyone about the dress and love everyone’s description of YOU, dear.

    Have a wonderful day, Jeanne and all you girls !

  11. Kathie Welsh says:

    I like Joy’s idea of that dress in green for St Pat’s Day. Love that two tone trim …I’ve never seen it before. The shape of the upper bodice is so different.
    Addy’s smile is so appealing…she’s cute in anything.

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