Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dolls! Pink and White Version of the 21 inch 1950's Sweet Sue Doll Dress & Ballerina Business

This is the pink and white version of the 1950's Sweet Sue doll dress.

Ribbon sash with paper flower trim. The flowers are not flimsy at all.

Matching lace trimmed unders.

The complete set. I gathered up over 1 1/2 meters of voile to make the flounce on the bottom of the dress, which I wanted to be full and puffy, fifties style. The dress is for sale on Etsy and ebay.

Finally, here is the Peggy Nisbet doll posing with the fabrics that I am going to use to make a ballerina outfit for my 21 inch Sweet Sue doll. The photo has not shown up the colour of the satin very well; it is a subtle oyster colour, which will go well with the tulle. I am waiting on delivery of some doll size vintage flowers to trim the ballerina dress, which is what they often did on 1950's doll clothes.

Happy Sewing!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Market Day Finds - Ceramics & Dolls

This is one of my Market Day finds from the weekend. I hummed and haaed a bit, and then decided to buy this little Chinese girl doll. I do not like the pink outfit she is wearing (it is even pinker in real life), so I will try and make a pattern from it, and do it in another colour. The stall owner thinks she is from the 1960's. She has a sweet face and the painting is lovely.

When the oriental Dollikins (I think the collectors call her Lotus Blossom) heard there was a new Chinese girl doll, she wanted to be in the photos. The backdrop they are posing against is a piece of Kimono off-cut that my sister got for me when she was in Japan. She also brought me back the little waving cat doll that you can also see in the picture.

I also spied this kitsch Easter ceramic, and ended up taking it home too. I would say it was from the 1950's or a little later.

I picked up this little kitsch kittens ceramic from an antiques shop in Bendigo when I went to the Grace Kelly exhibition earlier this year. Both of these little ceramics sit next to each other in one of my display cabinets. They were both filthy when I bought them, so I washed them up in luke warm mild soapy water. The grass on the kittens ceramic was ingrained with dirt that I had to get off with an old toothbrush.

Goodbye from all of us, and see you next time!

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