HISTORY OF BLEUETTE
"Bleuette" was born in France in 1905 as a premium for little girls who bought a subscription to "La Semaine de Suzette", which was a popular magazine for French girls. The magazine offered the Bleuette doll to all subscribers, and promised sewing patterns for her in each issue. The magazine publisher ordered the original batch of dolls from SFBJ (a French doll company that included the remnants of such famous doll companies as Jumeau) and Bleuette was born. The initial batch of dolls all had bisque heads and fully-jointed composition bodies.
The doll is 11 inches in height. Since the doll was intended to be sewn for, it was very important that all Bleuettes were the same height and had basically the same body measurements. The whole purpose of La Semaine de Suzette was to help little French girls grow up into fine French women and, of course, the skill of sewing was needed. Well, the magazine and the doll were a runaway hit, and Gautier-Languereau could barely keep the dolls in stock. Bleuette was so popular that she and her magazine and Bleuette Patterns were produced until 1960.
There were hundreds of the original "La Semaine Suzette" Patterns created for this sweet doll. Most are still available in French, which are a little hard to follow. I have created many of her outfits using the original "La Semaine Suzette" Patterns. I am fascinated with this doll as well as her History. I hope you will enjoy my Bleuette designs as much as I enjoy creating them. Please step in to the changing fashion world of little Bleuette. We are proud to say that all clothing items are Made In The USA.
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