Anerican Girl HISTORICAL Kirsten's School Dress HOLIDAY Special Edition - CLEARANCE
American Girl Kirsten's School dress in holiday style perfect for your American Girl Holiday festivities! Kirsten's Story: Mrs. Larson probably made kirstens red calico print school dress from leftover material from her own dress...the first mother-daughter styles! Since girls didn't wear jackets, Kisten had a plaid shawl (not included in Holiday Edition) that was tied around her for the long walk across the prairie to school. There were few sewing machines in those days so most of her clothes were made by hand. This was a big job for her mama so she wanted the clothes to last a long time. That's why she put tucks called grow stripes at the bottom that could be let down as Kirsten grew taller. When frosty winds blew across the prairie, Kirsten snuggled into her flannel underwear (will be sold separately under Kirsten's Clothes Collection. Not included.) Under these she wears her white pantalettes edged with lace (included with this listing). I have recreated her school dress using a festive cotton print in green and black leaf motif tongice Kirsten a special dress for the season that when the satin sash is removed can be worn all year! A modern spin on an historical American Girl classic piece! Dress features vented gathered sleeves with topstiched cuffs with velcro closures, gathered bodice with collar band and velcro back closure and a full skirt with two "grow stripes" toward the bottom. The white cotton pantalettes feature elastic waistband and gathered elastic bottom edging in a beautiful delicate floral design. The matching hair ribbon is also included. The doll, shoes, and jewelry are not included. This dress was crafted using the original pattern by Pleasant Company (Now American Girl), However I have professionally finished all seams inside the garments which was not required by the pattern maker. Custom orders using historical fabrics are accepted. I am always happy to create a custom piece designed especially for you and your Specific American Girl. Designed for American Girl 18 inch dolls and will fit most similar 18 inch scale soft-bodied dolls.