Saturday, August 6, 2016

" Lady Gertrude" , 18" Wooden Queen Anne Doll Reproduction

Lady Gertrude is a fine reproduction of  an English
Wooden Queen Anne Doll  from the 18th Century


I posted many pictures to show you how
spectacular become her clothing with the
combination of colors and variety of early textiles.
I am very passionate in carving my dolls and designing 
her clothes, I usually put endless hours hand sewing tiny stitches.

Lady Gertrude is wearing a three-piece gown, consisting 
of caraco, stays and skirt.


The carving and clothing are exquisite.

Caraco, Late 18th c., with the brocade in fuchsia, metallic embroidery and floral motifs in coloured silk.
( Spitalfields or Lyon)

Cloth pocket: English silk work embroidery on linen
c. 1780- 1820, Hertfordshire, UK

Machine and hand-tailored Ivory silk stays, 
completely lined, British 18th century
 style, laced front and back. 

 The skirt is made of a late 19th c. linen and
cotton blend textile with a lovely indienne design.

 Fully lined petticoat with embroidered accents
Material: white cotton from the Edwardian Era.

Replica Woman's  Embroidered Coif
 English, ca. 1600 ( The Met, New York )
 Bone colored cotton lawn with cotton
embroidery in flower and leaf design.

Her bustle pad in a Tubed design will help
to add more volume to the rear of her skirt.

And last but not least, Lady Gertrude's slippers are
quite lovely! In the 18th c., most of the fine textiles
used to make ladies shoes were dress remnants.
My doll's slippers are made from the same
silk brocade I used to make her caraco.

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