I put the final few stitches in my two latest dolls today! The winter weather has made me nostalgic for dolls reminiscent of rural New England. Sweet dolls that have passed through many hands and generations, saved by mothers and grandmothers… Dolls with stories of their own and history in their faces. Can’t you just tell that both of these dolls have had adventuresome lives? What bedtime stories they could whisper in a child’s ear…
Recently I have talked to several people who would dearly love to have a reproduction Izannah Walker doll to sew for. I have to say that these are wonderful dolls to dress. They are a very nice size and the styles and fabrics of the mid 19th century are a joy to work with.
These dolls are currently undressed. If you are interested in either of them, they are available with the “Dressmaker Option”, which includes the bare doll, my Izannah Walker Doll Clothes Pattern (for a dress, 2 petticoats, a chemise and pantalettes), plus written instructions for a second classic mid-1800’s dress. The price is $925 for the doll with painted boots and $975 for the doll with bare feet.
Neither doll is up for sale on my website yet, if you’d like to buy one please email email@example.com or call 860-355-5709. I’m going to start making clothing for them this week, so if you would like an undressed doll or would like to pick custom clothing, please don’t delay.
If you need dressmaking inspiration, I have amassed a large collection of reference images on Pinterest that you might enjoy looking through.
If you have any questions about either of these dolls or would like to see additional photographs of them, just ask. I always love to take a break and talk to you about dolls!