Welcome to Prairie Wind Collection....where you will find all sorts of information, items and things for sale dealing with Historical American Girl Dolls. Welcome to my passion, I hope to help bring your dolls and history to life!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Felicity's Winter Outfit

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I fell in love with this cape pattern, and couldn't wait to make Felicity's Winter outfit out of it!!!!  Then I found this very soft red velvet, and knew I had to do it....This is called a Cardinal Cape, not for the cardinal red color....but because it is similar to the cape that Roman Catholic Cardinals in the 1700's wore, and still wear!  It is a full cape with a beautiful gathered hood, made of red velvet, and lined in red satin.  It closes at the neck with 2 gold buttons.  Then to keep her hands warm, she has white leather mitts, embroidered in red, and a white satin muff, embroidered in blue.  One very stylish colonial girl!!!!  I used a pattern I found on Liberty Jane, called Ivy Cape, by Melodie Valerie. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Samantha is Having a Fun Winter Vacation!!!!

Finally finished up Smanthas's Hat, Muff and skates to go with her winter cape....she is all set to go skating on the Victorian pond....a proper Victorian Girl....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Lovin' Downton Abbey

Those of you that know me and Steven....know that we LOVE Downton Abbey...we are waiting with baited breath....for the next season to start....I particularly love the fashion....(well, I guess I would!?!?) So, have been thinking of doing a line of clothing in the Downton Abbey fashion.  American girl has the Victorian girls fashion covered...and I am replicating that in Samantha's, Nellie's, and Rebecca's outfits, but Adult Victorian Fashion is so much different....so I have decided to start a line called The Abbey Collection....Steven loves the idea...as he still hasn't quite figured out my Steampunk Collection!!!!  So what do you all think...Stay tuned, as I start collecting for the first outfit!!!! 

Kirsten's Winter Outfit

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Kristen’s winter outfit was inspired by a festival costume from the “old country.” The white blouse has full peasant sleeves and a button at the the neckline. Momma, made sure Kirsten had a heavy wool skirt to keep warm, and it has a beautiful braid woven in a pattern at the waist and bands of red and green at the hem. Two hair ribbons woven in bright colors add an enchanting touch.I am almost done all of the 6 start-up Outfits and Accessories for Kirsten....I'm thinkin' some furniture may be in order!!!! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Quilt Time

I was looking for a good quilt to do for Kaya....As American Girl from 1764, Kaya would not have had anything like this quilt, but, when she's being a modern day girl, I think she would love this quilt. The pattern is Morning Star....and it is a quilt used in the Underground Railroad....to let run-away slaves know where safe houses were. I love the bright colors, and I'm sure Kaya does too.

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 As I was working on this...I realized...I totally forgot to post a pic of Kit's quilt.....I was looking for quilts made in the 1930's so that I could do one for Kit. I came across this pieced block that was published in the Chicago Tribune in 1933. The simple Cross Country blocks are set "on point", and in the full quilt, form a basic Irish Chain. The colors are unusual but go together well!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Samantha's New Mini Outfit

This came out so darn cute....Samantha is all set to go..with her hat and purse.  the set is for sale on my Etsy Shop.... www.etsy.com/shop/prairiewindgirls  and you can also get the pattern to make your own!!!  Need to get it up on Craftsy ...it's up on Etsy!!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Baby ....It's Cold Outside!!!!

Nicole is staying toasty warm in this crochet navy long dress, embellished with a white snowflake, and matching boots, and headband.....She looks so wintery!!!!! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Summertime Cutie...

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Whoops...I was cleaning out some things...and realized I forgot to post this cute little summer outfit I made for Granddaughters to play with....Ally had that dear in headlights look....but she loves the outfit!!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


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The long awaited day is here...I finally got Miss Steampunk Kassy up on my site....The outfit came out uber cute!!!!  The idea for it came from Samantha's Lacy Whites...I had re-made one of the outfits that had sold...and as she was standing on my desk, waiting to be photo shot...I started day dreaming...something I do alot....and thought, oh wouldn't that be cute in black...hmm...very Steampunk...then I had to go research Steampunk...and I just fell in love with it.....I have sooo... many ideas, I can't wait to get them going!!!!  Stay tuned...next one will involve a little time travel!!! 

Monday, December 2, 2013


Samantha wanted to be the next Today's Girl....this is what she wears when she's off to her BFF's house.  Samantha is more the Girly girl of our family...loves those skirts...I know her historical character would love to be able to wear pants!!!! 
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This is such a cute bubble skirt....and simple pink tank...I used a great pattern by Liberty Jane....love Cinnamon's patterns!

Off to work on Kassy's first steampunk outfit....can't wait to get it done!!!