In the nineteenth century, dolls and their clothing served to socialize young girls and prepare them from an early age for the role of fashion in their lives. Homemade dolls’ clothes often reflected contemporary styles closely as seen in this charming pelisse, or coat-dress. The shape, construction, and fabric of the pelisse suggest a date of about 1830 to 1840. This type of garment with a wide turned-down collar, leg o’mutton sleeves, full, pleated skirts, belted waist, and matching pelerine, or capelet, was fashionable for both women and girls at the time as seen in numerous fashion plates and extant garments. A glazed cotton lining—here bright aquamarine blue—throughout the body of the pelisse further underscores the stylish dress-in-miniature aspect of dolls’ clothing. Undoubtedly made from surplus pieces of fabric, the pelisse features a small-scale, brightly colored pattern of roller-printed wool, similar to designs popular from the late 1820s through the 1830s that feature stylized natural motifs and stripes.