Friday, June 28, 2013

June continued, with vintage doll finds and a costuming lesson

Club members Leslie and Rebecca enjoy hunting for dolls at yard sales and Goodwill, and have made some good finds recently.  This lovely doll was made by Rhonda Smith in 1982, according to the signature.  She is about 24 inches tall, with a sweet face, dark hair, and lavish skirts with a hand-embroidered cross-stitch border all around.
Leslie's next find is a vintage Joan Anglund Sailor Girl Pocket Doll, probably from the late 1960s.
Below, you can see that she still has the original sticker on the middy blouse of her sailor costume.
Rebecca made the next discovery -- a Cabbage Patch Holiday Baby doll, still in the box.  Not vintage yet...
Sandy shared a photo book, printed from the Nativity exhibit she participated in last December with the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.

The photos made it easy to envision the hall filled-to-bursting with all of the beautiful Christmas figures on display.

After show-and-tell, Katie taught a costume program.  Few (if any) of our progressive dolls will ever be dressed quite this well, but we learned a lot about how to alter a pattern to get different effects.

These are the dolls that Katie used to enter in Tonner doll competitions, before she realized that she wanted to create the dolls as well as their clothing!

Below you'll see some original fashion illustrations for the bride doll.

In July -- a short lesson on shoes!

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