Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Doll I Didn't Buy, and the One I Did
We went back the same route at the end of our vacation, so I was hoping that we could stop at that shop again and I could talk to the dealer to see if she'd come down on the price a little. But the store wasn't open when we passed through.
Wish List: this doll! Maybe I could call over there and see if the shop owner would mail her to me...
She also needs cleaning and restringing, plus a restyle of her mohair wig, but her compo is all in good shape and make up is still nice, except for a little touch-up needed to her lips.
She is 18" and marked Mme. Alexander across the neck edge of her head. I'm probably going to dress her as a 1944 bridesmaid doll, which she very likely was, but something else might occur to me as I sort out which contemporary patterns might be handy for costuming her. Also, she could wear Mary Hoyer patterns enlarged about 128%.
To Do List: Get her body firmly together and start planning an outfit for her!