Monday, August 20, 2007

Meet Clara Whittington, c1745
This is my latest Queen Anne doll~ if you like her, or would like to see 'more' of her, she will be offered on eBay sometime this week!
She wears an exact replica of a c1745 sack dress out of a gorgeous reproduction cotton chintz, with apron and engagents of antique lace. Her real shoes have leather soles and lil brass buckles with silk bows......
She wears 3 strands of real pearls around her neck, has real inset antique brown glass eyes, and I have given her coils of real braided mohair. You can just barely see her antique lace tippet in the profile there~ this is how a Ladye of 1745 actually wore her hair
No sack dress would be complete without a proper set of pannier hoops~ I snapped this picture of them before I dressed her..........shhhhhhh~ don't tell! They are blue sateen stripe cotton hand stitched over wire hoops; the pattern taken from an original


Barbara said...

Honey, she's GORGEOUS!!! Are you sure you don't want to keep her?? And she has such a sweet expression!

Lorraine said...

She is just so beautiful, Rachael!

Lana said...

I agree with Mom and Lorraine ~ Gorgeous & Beautiful! You're an outstanding artist Rachael!