15 March 2010

Pattern Resources

Because members of the online Sasha community have had problems receiving patterns from a-pattern-company-that-shall-not-be-named, I thought it might be helpful to post about other pattern resources. There have been many patterns created/published in the roughly 45 years since Sasha dolls were first produced. Many of these patterns are no longer available, except in the second-hand market. This post will be limited to information about patterns that are still "in print" (or at least still available from their designers), both for sewing and knitting. I've labeled this post to make it easy to find when it's no longer the most recent. Simply find the LABELS section in the left sidebar, then click on patterns.

Most website links listed here can also be found individually in the sidebar.
  • Designs By Judi - sewing patterns for Sasha, Gregor, Baby, and Toddler.
  • The Doll Carriage / Denise Ortakales - sold as a packet of the 30 remaining patterns (US buyers only).
  • The Doll Works - knitting patterns for Sasha and Gregor, as well as yarn and buttons.
  • Friends of Sasha - at least one pattern per issue. Back issues from 1996-2005 are still available in complete yearly sets from Dorisanne Osborn. *** Click here to see Friends Of Sasha Pattern List 1996-2005 ***
  • Grandma's Emporia - UK eBay shop with both knitting and sewing patterns (ships worldwide).
  • Marcy Street Patterns - two pattern books (Knitting Patterns From Marcy Street, and Sewing Patterns For Sasha Baby) available from Ann Chandler.
  • Patchwork Pansy - sewing patterns for Sasha.
  • Peggy Trauger Doll Patterns - sewing patterns for Sasha (16" Doll) and Baby (12" Doll).
  • Sasha Knitting (was Cuddy Lugs) - knitting patterns for Sasha, Gregor, Baby, and Toddler, as well as yarn and accessories.
  • Simply Grace Designs - sewing e-patterns for Sasha, Gregor, Baby, and Toddler.
  • SiriKind - knitting patterns and kits, several of which can be made to fit Sasha.
  • Susan Kramer Free Doll Clothes Patterns - three patterns that fit Sasha: Bodysuit, Short and Long Sleeve Dress, and Sleeveless Dress. Click on the picture of Sasha at the top of the page for the bodysuit pattern and links to the other two patterns.
  • Susanna Lewis Knitting Kits - kits with yarn and instructions for Sasha and Gregor; patterns and yarn also available separately.
  • Susanna Lewis Knitting Patterns - both hand and machine knitting patterns for Sasha, Gregor, and Baby.
  • wee me designs - previously a stand-alone site selling sewing e-patterns, in the process of transitioning to an Etsy shop.

13 March 2010

Peggy Trauger Patterns

I received an email from Peggy Trauger's grand-daughter Danielle earlier this week. For a school project, she designed a website for her mother to help sell Peggy's patterns. The website is a work in progress, but up and running: Peggy Trauger Doll Patterns. I've added it to my LINKS section in the left sidebar for future reference.

I just visited the website and placed an order for several patterns. I may have to go back and order more, as there are plenty of tempting choices.

7/6/12 - ETA: Sadly, this website no longer exists.

07 March 2010

Meet Liesel

It was late afternoon by the time I got around to taking pictures today. Fortunately there was enough light left, as I really wanted to introduce another doll this weekend. Liesel is my fifth Gotz no-navel, purchased from another collector who shares a fondness for these unique girls.

She is blonde like Lucinda, but with very different eyes. Lucinda has brown eyes in the 1969 style (with heavier brows), while Liesel has blue eyes in the 1970 style. She is wearing her original blue cord dress, which matches her eyes nicely.

While she doesn't really have a full center part, her hair styles nicely into braids. I love how innocent she looks.

02 March 2010

Bedroom Furniture

Boo received bedroom furniture for Calla and Rose at Christmas, specifically an armoire and bunk bed (that can be separated into single beds). They were handcrafted and hand painted by the folks at Buchmanns Toymaker Shop.

The armoire is now stuffed full of clothes, with shoes and socks in the drawer.

The bunk bed is more suitable than the baby doll bed they used to share, and fits them well. Here Calla wears her Nellie Rose pajamas and Dollydetroit slippers, while Rose has on a Euro Girl nightgown and slippers.

I wonder if they argued over who got to sleep on the top bunk.