Dec 12, 2008
Catherine Grace is the stump doll I started several weeks ago. She is similar in style to Anna Higgenbottom, only with painted rather than glass eyes. Catherine grace has no legs. Her cloth body is shaped like a cone, inspired by an antique example of a Queen Anne doll torso I saw on an auction site. Being slightly mad, I decided to hand quilt Catherine's petticoat using a period pattern in one of my costume books. The petticoat is silk charmeuse. She wears a separate stomacher under her little jacket. Both were hand sewn from period patterns redrafted in miniature. She also has a shift, stays (in the French style, rendered in pink silk), and a hoop petticoat, also made from period examples.
Posted by Nina Mason at 7:39 AM