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Victoria Pann
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« on: December 24, 2011, 09:13:41 AM »

My friend saw this doll recently on the National Trust site and wants to know more about it.  Has anyone seen one of these?  Evidently she had panels of folded paper for a skirt, and a person could unfold a panel to read their fortune.

http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/659727



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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 10:31:06 PM »

I've seen them in books, never in person. I seem to recall reading that one of the ladies magizens of the time had instructions on how to make one, also various fortunes you could use in the skirts.I know you wright the fortunes fold the up in a triangle shape..not real clear on how, and sew them around the dolls waist..bout all I can remember.  Which magazine it was in I don't remember. Nor what doll book I read it in. You might try Goggle books. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 09:55:23 AM »

Thank you!  I will pass this along.
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