Monday, June 26, 2023

"Erin" 17" wooden Pandora doll.......SOLD

Erin is my representation of a young lady born in Britain in the late 18th century. She is finely carved from basswood; she has antique glass eyes and a nice shy smile. I carefully gave to the painting a wonderful age-related patina.  Erin's outfit is period appropriate. She is wearing a caraco jacket and quilted petticoat inspired by a museum extant garment, dating from around 1775-1780.

All of her clothing and accessories are made with early materials and textiles, they are removable. I have posted several photos for you to see step-by-step how I have dressed her and all the details of this doll. If you are interested in purchasing her, please contact me at:


Erin has an extensive wardrobe and accessories, all hand-made and historically accurate.

The shift is considered the most basic garment of the 18th century woman's wardrobe. It plays an essential role because not only does it protect her clothing from the body moisture, but also will protect her from the roughness of some elaborate textiles. Her shift and petticoats are a matching set, made from a white cotton lawn from the Edwardian era.

Historically inspired, I made her early 18th c. stays from a beautiful brocade silk dating from the same period, it has a lining of cotton chintz, probably imported from India.
The huswife is made with the same blue silk.

French Silk Embroidered double cloth pockets, 1880's ca.

The bum roll makes a great understructure to achieve the fashionable 18th century silhouette.

Her bonnet, fichu and apron are made from French lace dating from the Victorian era.
Erin wears the loveliest choker! silk ribbon-work that features the tiniest chenille rosettes you have ever seen, French, dating from around 1880's. 

♥For the love of-the-chintz♥ 
I came across this superb, glazed chintz cotton textile many years ago. One of my favorites in my collection, indeed. It's a striking fine example of the early 19th c. Indian chintz made for the European market.

My doll loves her skirt! It has pocket-slits as well, so she can reach to her secret cloth pockets.

Fichus were important and necessary accessory for women of that era, worn during the day to be protected from the sun, for warmth or modesty.

Caraco Jacket: Beautiful silk work, Victorian era.

Huswife: it is made entirely with fragments of early textiles. It comes with an antique miniature stork scissors as well, so cute!

And her shoes finish the look! They are made of antique leather, adorned with fabric rosettes and metallic accents.

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