Alice, a cloth doll in reproduction clothing
Alice is one of our one of a kind cloth dolls, made here in our studio. Her linen body is stuffed with wool and her head, shoulders & arms are painted with gesso and acrylic paint. She has a full head of black hair of mohair. From the skin outward, each article of clothing is a hand sewn reproduction, based on full sized period artifacts and/or patterns. She wears a simple short sleeved cotton chemise, a cotton corded petticoat, a regency style gown and a ribbon trimmed day cap of corded cotton muslin.
She is dressed the way a late 18th to early 19th century young woman might be for every day activity -- neither serious work clothes nor elaborate finery. She might receive visitors, occupy herself with sewing or other needlework, or spend time reading in the garden if otherwise free from household demands on her time.
Her clothing is completely removable, the gown being held in place with two stitches at the center back and all the other garments secured with drawstrings and ties. You could enlarge her wardrobe to include other garments, such as an apron, a wrap, some shoes, a ball gown, a sturdier gown for work. If you don't want to make everything yourself, be sure to check our store for garments to purchase. If you want us to make additional garments especially for this doll, please contact us to discuss particulars.
Even though dolls have been played with by children since the beginning of time, child safety concerns of our time suggests that our dolls and their clothing have enough small parts to render them unsuitable for children younger than 9 years old.