Au Jardin is a sweet style from Gautier Languereau in 1932. I have interpreted it in two different floral prints, the red is new cotton fabric, and the green is vintage cotton fabric dating from the thirties. Both dresses are trimmed around the waist and lower sleeves with vintage braid.
The Elegant Tablier was a "new" style for the tablier, (apron) and it features a bodice with gathered skirt, open all the way down the back. It is trimmed with lace at the neck, armholes and hem. (prior to this, the G-L "elegant" tablier style was two panels front and back in a "chasuble" shape).I made it in a soft cotton with rows of drawn thread work, and trimmed with cotton laces. Its shape complements the cut of the dress.
Her morning cap (intended so that little girls would present a neat appearance at breakfast, before they had time to arrange their hair) was made in the same fabric as the tabliers, and it is trimmed with silk ribbons too.
When selecting fabrics for your version of this style, soft florals are good for the dress, trimmed with colorful braid. The tablier looks well in any fancy cotton fabric... dotted Swiss was used originally, and it would be so pretty! The cap will probably look best in a soft cotton or silk...
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 email 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.