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9.02.2007

Handmade Boudoir Dolls








Here are some pictures of handmade dolls I made a while back. They were inspired by the boudoir dolls of the 1920's, but are smaller, about 12". I made parlour maids, flower fairies and flappers. I enjoy the simplicity of the body pattern, as it lends itself to the different characters and clothing styles. These were fun to make but surprisingly time consuming. I was able to streamline my process of cutting, sewing and stuffing the bodies, but customizing took forever - the embroidered hair of one orange haired flapper took almost 2 hours to apply!