Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Coming to TDIPT Mercantile on Oct.15.........

I LOVE the dollye that will be offered on this months TDIPT update~ she is so sweet! Ladye Catherine Swift stands 18", and is a special member of my Elite "Grande Dames" , which makes her, and her new owner, eligible for special occasional parties and offers, only available to these dollys. AND~ they are the only dollys I accept back at the Inn for redressing~(prices differing, depending on the detail and number of pieces of the new costume) . Ladye Catherine is also special in that she is somewhat anatomically correct(if you want the particulars, you'll have to email me!).

She is stuffed with excelsior straw and rags for a nice weighty feel. Her eyes are c1840 antique glass, and her hand stitched wardrobe of undress will include: knit stockings with embroidered clocks, silk garters, leather soled slippers, bumm roll, reproduction shift of antique linen & embroidered with her initials on the front, calico pocket bound in silk, little wee pocket watch(nonworking), stays and antique mull & lace cap.

Being a Grande Dame, all her clothes are finely hand stitched reproductions of pieces I either have here at the Museum, or have taken pattern from original extant garments. She will also come with her own cloth covered dollye box. I hope you will stop by the Mercantile on the night of the 14th and take a peek!

Goode Week to Y'all~ Rachael

1 comment:

Heather said...

she's beautiful! Your dolls are always so breath-taking!~