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Gillian
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« on: October 18, 2011, 07:28:04 PM »

This doll is a reproduction of a Rohmer which was patented sometime in the late 1850s. Her dress and undergarments are hand sewn, from a pattern based on one from 1860 (I suspect from La Poupee Modele).

She's on a leather body which has nifty little tapes running from the waist with hooks on the ends to hook into her knee joints so she sits nicely.

I hope you like her!








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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 07:39:57 PM »

She's just lovely!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 09:36:37 AM »

A very pretty girl! Do her eyes open and shut? Was that a common feature in 19th century dolls?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 11:15:45 AM »

SO beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 12:20:46 PM »

A very pretty girl! Do her eyes open and shut? Was that a common feature in 19th century dolls?

They eyes are fixed but I think they did have a few with opening/closing eyes back then. It was pretty rare, though.

I did this dress in a workshop and the dress fabric is THE softest and most beautiful silk taffeta I've ever worked with. I wish I had yards and yard of it!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 12:51:27 PM »

She's beautiful! Did you make the doll?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 05:37:19 PM »

She's beautiful! Did you make the doll?


Alas, I did not. I have no patience when it comes to painting dolls. I wish I did, I'd have lots more of them! err....well, maybe that's a good thing.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 10:39:46 AM »

She is so pretty!

Oh! The tedious, but the beautiful work someone has put into it!

The fabric is gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 02:32:04 PM »

She is so pretty!

Oh! The tedious, but the beautiful work someone has put into it!

The fabric is gorgeous!

The fabric was especially woven; I believe it's a reporoduction of a period fabric. The lady who had the fabric made has done other miniaturized versions of period fabrics too, but she'll be retiring soon, unfortunately. The lady who taught this workshop will be having some ofher fabrics copied for us, though, including a wonderful purple, tan, and black plaid. I can't wait!

The red lettuce edge ribbon is also a modern reproduction, but I think the deeper red braid is antique.
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