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Hello from Mary in Atlanta, Georgia... I'm a dollmaker and happy gramma to a dear little near-four-year-old granddaughter. I want to showcase here great dolls and softies from other artists as well as my own stuff. My main interest lies with vintage cloth dolls that our frugal earlier mothers made for their children--women who often did not possess the financial means or even transportation to indulge "boughten" dolls and toys. In this endeavor I've been heavily influenced by master dollmaker Gail Wilson of Gail Wilson Designs.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Phebe Delights dress and apron

The apron's raw edges are secured with self-made bias tape. The dress is trimmed in 100% cotton trim ... fabrics were aged with Gail Wilson's overdye .. all raw edges are hand overcast so that I could avoid "turning" the edges twice thereby causing bulky seams. The back of the dress is secured by snaps with tiny white buttons sewed on top of the snaps. I enlarged the Gail Wilson pattern from her Historical Folk Doll #1 to make this dress and apron.

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