Aunt Janie's Doll Trunk presents a stunning 1 piece French doll dress and matching wire rimmed hat to fit a deserving doll by Jumeau, Steiner, Bru, Gaultier, Eden Bebe or other pretty German doll about 13" tall. (33 cm )
This monochromatic, cream-color confection is completely hand sewn of yards of shirred silk satin ribbon meticulously applied to layers of light, airy "Point d'Esprit" (dotted net tulle) and built over a simple silk chemise. Specially suited for early French kid body bebes with lower bisque arms and breastplate, as seen modeled by a kid-body block letter F. G. (NOT included). The design highlights these doll features with a delicate, single, layer of netting from the lower edge of the yoke to the shirred ribbon collar and out to the slightly dropped shoulders as well as with 3/4 length sleeves flaring out with ruffled cuffs at mid forearm. The long front panel of Point d'Esprit has been shirred and crisscrossed with the same shirred silk ribbon to create diamond shapes, with the same design reflected in the wire brimmed hat! The voluminous gathered skirt edged with the same silk satin shirred ribbon is under laid with a 2nd layer of netting as shown in the photos. The drop waist is gathered to slim the waist with two rows of shirring at the sides which can be let out for a larger waist composition body. The back is closed with hook and loop closures and finished with a multi-loop silk satin bow. Silk flowers with a tinge of pink and a pink ostrich plume decorate the ornate hat. The wire brim allows gentle bending to change the contour and look of the bonnet.
Dress length from neck to hem - about 8.5" ( 22 cm )
Drop shoulder to Drop shoulder seams (edge of shoulder plate) - around 4.5" ( 11.5 cm )
Waist circumference - about 8" ( 20.25 cm )
A unique and feminine design, fit for a princess, of excellent condition fabrics from 19th century to the turn of the 20th century, re-purposed by Janice Allen (Doll Dr. Jan) of Aunt Janie's Doll Trunk.
Additional photos available upon request.
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