Sunday, November 4, 2012

This Poor Girl Needs Clothes!

"Elspeth" is a reproduction of a doll by German dollmaker Gebruder Heubach.  She is one of my favourite dolls, with such a sweet little face.  She is about 7.5 inches tall and has an all porcelain body.  I am knitting her an outfit in blue lace weight yarn to match her hair bows.
 I costumed another one of these dolls for my mum's 80th birthday, and put her in a box. That's a picture of me on the left when I was a baby!

This doll is a reproduction of a small all porcelain Bru.  She is 7 inches tall and has an all porcelain body.  The dress is an adaptation of a pattern from the book by Rose Marie Ionker.  The dress techniques in this book make costuming little dolls much more manageable. The dress is batiste, and I did the embroidery by hand. This doll was fairly common and there are variations and different heads on this body, which is common with small dolls. The Bru head would probably not have been common, whereas heads by Kestner were usually on  this doll.