Clothes for Antique Dolls and Collectible Dolls
This is for an elegant outfit hand-tailored in pure silk Dupion and wholly lined for a 30"-32" antique doll. There are three pieces (1) a fully lined dress with attached petticoats (2) a sensational ostrich-plumed and rose trimmed with faux fur bonnet (3) and a cape with a brooch fastening.
The whole outfit was
made by a superb seamstress Eliza Bobkins, I have rarely seen such
incredible workmanship, and exceptional detailing must have taken
forever to make!
1. The dress - This
is superbly tailored with a drop vee-waist. It fastens at the front
with a concealed zip and silk-covered buttons. The sleeves are
trimmed as shown, and all the inner sleeve buttons fasten with silk
loops which all open! I have added a photo to show this as it
severely impressed me.
The front skirt is again trimmed in the same fashion as the sleeves with a silk braided hem. The back has a beautiful sweeping train, again trimmed and surmounted with a huge bow. The neckline is decorated with an antique lace collar. Please see photos for all three pieces, or I could be here all day.
2. The Hat This is
wonderfully made from pure silk dupion and trimmed with grey ostrich
feathers and large pink silk rose, the brim is outlined with faux
mink and again the whole bonnet is lined with silk.
3. The Cape This is
in pure silk dupion and is fully lined, trimmed with faux mink and
fastens with a lovely brooch.
All these pieces are
marked with Eliza Bobkins private label.
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