This doll has been sold and will soon be leaving for her new home in upstate NY.
I stayed up late into the night sewing lace onto sheer white cotton because I dearly wanted to finish this doll. I was full of impatience to see what she would look like, once I finally dressed her in all of her frothy layers. It was well worth the effort, since I am very pleased with how she turned out and had sweet dreams of her while I slept.
Since I snapped these photos just before I stumbled up to bed, I had to use a flash. Her paint does not have as shiny a finish as the glare from the flash makes it appear. She looks so much more wonderful in person. Late night, sleep deprived photography is never my best.
The paint on this doll looks very old, you can see areas where the paint has worn through to show the underlying weave of her stockinette head. Her hands look like they have held countless cups of pretend tea, been clutched for comfort by a small owner, and generally loved for years on end.
The dressmaking details of her clothing include French seams to join the panels of her sheer white skirts, two rows of tucks at her dress and sleeve hems, three rows of tucks on the bottom of her pantalettes, and hand stitched lace flounces around the edges of her knee length chemise, pantalettes, and apron. All of the fabrics and laces that I used in making her clothing are antique, and she comes with an antique doll’s petticoat that I have cleaned and restored. I wish that I would have been able to add a few more rows of tucks to her dress, but I just did not have enough fabric.
The doll herself stands 18 inches tall. She has a pressed cloth head, oil painted head, shoulders and limbs, and is filled with organic cotton stuffing. Her body is covered in antique, glazed linen.
Even though it is overcast and rainy again today, I think this young lady needs a ruffled white sunbonnet to keep her shoulders from burning and ward away freckles. I do still have a few bits of fabric and lace left…
You can purchase this sweet girl for $1200, which will include her sunbonnet and free shipping if you live in the US. If you love her just the way she is and feel that you don’t want a bonnet, she would be a bit less. Please call me at 860-355-5709 or email email@example.com if you are interested in buying her, or would like to ask questions.
Now that I have posted this, I suppose I really will have to break down and do all of the house cleaning that I’ve been putting off while I sewed. Especially since I have someone coming on Saturday for a private tutorial. 🙂 It would be nice if she could walk in the door and not be immediately buried in fabric and tripped up by stray threads! LOL
5 thoughts on “Just Finished and Available For Sale – Now Sold”
Paula, this Izannah Walker reproduction doll is just georgous! The fabrics remind me of something to wear on a warm summer’s night! I love the wavy hair as well. Super!
Thank you Penni! I wish you could see her in person! I’m going to have to try taking more photos. Today is so rainy and dark that I’d need to use the flash again, so I’m going to have to wait for a sunny day. The wavy hair was fun and I loved working in all white. I’m going to have to start hunting for more whites once it’s warm weather and antique and flea market season again.
Paula, my white dressed doll is almost finished. I was wondering aobut hunting for fabric…what flea market do you like to go to? Last year I went to the Elephant Trunk with my Dad selling maple syrup. Is there a favorite down your neck of the woods? I’m going to try to get to Brimfield this year. That would be a great venue for you. XX Penni
The Elephant’s Trunk is my neck of the woods 🙂 We go every Sunday from April – November, it’s about 10 minutes from my house. I’ve gone to Brimfield in May for the 20 years that we’ve lived in Connecticut, this May will be my 21st. I don’t usually go in July because it’s way too hot and in September I’m usually too busy 🙂 If you come back to New Milford to sell syrup again with your dad, you’ll have to let me know. We’ll stop by your booth and say “hi”!
P.S. All of the white fabrics and laces that I used for this all came from the Elephant’s Trunk. Brimfield is great for buttons and more.