I love making art dolls based on literary heroines. I’ve made Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jo March, Anne of Green Gables, the three friends – Betsy, Tacy & Tib, and Jane Austen heroines Elizabeth Bennet & Emma. I really enjoy the challenge of capturing not only their look and spirit but also tackling the historical costumes. I think in a parallel universe I am a costume designer. And in that reality I know all the historically accurate details of every era. … More
Here’s another set of custom Betsy, Tacy and Tib dolls I made for someone. This time dressed in everyday school outfits.
I did a little research on what a kid might have worn to school at the turn of the 20th century. Bows!
Drop waists and giant collars.
Here is what I came up with, a sailor collar, big sleeve ruffles, some lace trim, all with drop waists and Tacy and Tib in bows and Betsy in braids.
For Tacy, … More
I’ve been wanting to make flapper dolls with bobs and so went looking for some inspiration. I love 20s fashions so much. The dropped waists and simple lines but then with all the ornate details. Definitely hard to recreate as doll clothes but I continue to be fascinated.
I was so focused on the clothes that I didn’t get pictures of the full descriptions and that’s bumming me out. Finished at the neck with a smart ??? little bow?
Could … More