Friday, 1 November 2013

Winter Bride


I have just finished this doll who is dressed as a Winter bride.  She started out just wearing a cream "Walking Dress" but the dress got prettier and prettier so at some stage, it turned into a wedding dress, or rather, a wedding skirt and jacket.  Underneath, she is wearing long pantaloons, a straight basic petticoat, a full frilled petticoat then the skirt and the jacket.  Her veil is very delicate, being made from net that is about the same vintage as the bride is supposed to be, ie. 1890-1900. This doll started out as the one second from right in my collection of broken and damaged dolls. Her hip and thigh have been mended with air-drying clay so from the outside at least, she looks as good as new.  Her dress is made from a Ladies pyjama top which I bought for $5 at St Vinnies Charity shop and the roses are rolled ribbon roses made from 3mm variegated apricot silk ribbon.

Winter bride, showing skirt with apron and jacket top with collar and fitted cuffs which are trimmed with tiny pearl "buttons".

Rear view of the bride doll, showing the bustle and fitted jacket through the genuine antique veil.

Winter bride, showing skirt with apron and jacket top with collar and fitted cuffs.