I’ve just finished this sweet custom made doll especially for Jane. She is the very first reproduction I’ve made of Emmaline, an amazing Izannah Walker doll that I restored last year. Emmaline’s owner has very generously allowed me to reproduce her and share her with other Izannahphiles ❤ ❤ ❤ Which has earned her my everlasting thanks!
So without further ado I’d like to introduce you to my version of Emmaline.
This Emmaline has a peach colored vintage glazed cotton “2nd” skin.
Bare feet and ringlet curls…
I am smitten by her aged paint surface ❤
Chemise and split pantlettes.
Broderie Anglaise trim on pantalettes and petticoat…
I looked through my stash of antique lace and trims… where I was lucky enough to find a wide ruffle of broiderie anglaise at the hem of an antique 19th century woman’s petticoat. The petticoat was saddly smoke damaged, but dilligent soaking in sodium perborate allowed me to remove much of the smoke stains and use part of the ruffle to make this doll size petticoat!
Handmade leather shoes, silk stockings, and growth tucks in her dress…
I love the way this doll turned out ❤
Packing up to head to her new home.
Emmaline in the kitchen…
such a sweet smile…
wavy hair and curls
One last cup of tea before leaving…
Emmaline’s dress fabric comes from the back of a 19th century crazy quilt, that was lavishlu embroidered… sadly the silk embroidery floss is melting away and moths and time have irreversably damaged the fabrics that make-up the top of the quilt.
The 19th century petticoat ruffle and a bolt of unused “store stock” which a almost a match!
Jane wanted Emmaline’s dress to be made in the same style as this brown polka-dot dress, with the addition of an extra growth tuck in the skirt ❤
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My name is Paula Walton. I’m a working craftsperson. I’ve been self-employed since 1986, when I started selling the items that I make under the name A Sweet Remembrance. Among other things, I am a doll maker, a dressmaker that specializes in reproduction women’s and children’s clothing, maker of spun cotton ornaments and holiday figures, and a freelance designer. Upon occasion I write magazine articles and am a Craftsperson in Residence. I teach and do demonstrations quite frequently, plus I was previously the director and curator of a small museum in Connecticut.
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