This is the sixth in a series of books about antique doll costumes by Florence Theriault. More than 300 antique doll costumes are featured, including gowns for fashionable lady dolls, dresses for French bébés or German bisque children, along with bonnets, shoes and complete trousseaux. Divided into chapters by theme and decade. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 136 full-color pages.
Comprising a textured white flannel coat with
button and loop closures,long sleeves with
unusually long cuffs,silk lining and large
rounded collar of long looped curly mohair. Along
with matching dress in intricately woven pattern
with diamond-edged hemline,high waist,trimmed in
aqua silk ribbons,and with looped curly mohair
cap and muff,each silk lined and trimmed in aqua
silk ribbons. To fit doll about 15". 3 1/2"
shoulder width. 10" overall length dress.
Of lightweight navy blue wool,the gown features a
hip-length jacket with dart-shaping at front and
back,velvet front panels centering the lace-edged
opening with gilt buttons and handmade
buttonholes,long sleeves with velvet cuffs and
lace edging. With blue woolen skirt with
horizontally draped pleats bordered by blue
velvet panels,four rows of box pleats at the
hem,bustle-shaped overskirt at the back. Along
with patterned blue velvet bonnet trimmed with
navy blue silk banding,white feather,ivory silk
lining. To fit doll about 17". 4" shoulder width.
Of fine burgundy wool,the two-piece gown features
dart-shaped jacket having burgundy silk pleated
front with hidden hook-and-eye closure at center
front,dart-shaped back,lace-edging at collar and
cuffs,burgundy silk edging at bottom edge of
jacket. The skirt features a flat-front of
burgundy silk overlaid by diagonally wrapped wool
overskirt with three full-length pleats,and a
woolen underskirt with wool pleats edging the
hemline,and very full overskirt captured by
center stitched tucks. There is a narrow pleated
net ruffle at the neckline and cuffs. Along with
straw with silk ribbon and organza trim. To fit
doll about 21". 5" shoulder width. 9" waist.
Of shaded purple and brown plaid,the one-piece
gown features loosely fitted flat front with
flared sides,dart-shaped back with demi-
train,velvet rolled collar and turn-up
cuffs,front opening trimmed with four black
velvet ribbons,black buttons and handmade
buttonholes. Along with black lace bonnet trimmed
with velvet mauve ribbons and flowers. To fit
doll about 15". 4" shoulder width. 9" waist.
Of finely woven lightweight wool,the one-piece
gown features dart-shaped fitted flat front with
button closure,flared sides,constructed back
waist below sewn-down pleats and forming into
very full pleats at the back skirt. The skirt
features a demi-train and is edged all-around by
a wide border of narrow pleats. There are two
pleated pockets and the gown is edged with lace
at the neckline and cuffs. To fit doll about 12".
2" shoulder width. 6" waist.
Of richly woven brown silk/linen,the gown
features a fitted jacket that flares over the
hips extending to V points at front and
back,slightly dropped shoulders,long coat-shaped
sleeves,rounded collar; and matching flat-front
skirt with very full box-pleated back. The gown
is trimmed with red appliqu_ ribbons and lace
edging at neckline and cuffs. To fit doll about
15". 3 1/2". 8" waist.
Of black and white silk (some frailty),the gown
features a dart-shaped hip-length jacket with
black button front,V-shaped neckline with blue
box-pleated collar,flat-front skirt with very
full back and modified bustle formed by gathers.
The skirt is edged by four rows of box pleats in
alternate patterns of black and white plaid,and
ice blue silk and edged by blue braid. The cuffs
are edged by blue box pleats and two rows of blue
braid,and there are two generous blue silk bows
at the back jacket. To fit doll about 14". 4"
shoulder width. 8" waist.
The two-piece ensemble of grey silk/linen
features a waist-length jacket with dart-shaping
at front and back,rounded neckline edged with
black velvet and lace,3/4 sleeves with black
velvet cuffs,and a flat-front skirt with very
full pleats at the back. The costume is trimmed
with black velvet bands,lace and grey silk
edging. To fit doll about 11". 3" shoulder width.
Of crisp silk in narrow stripes of grey and
silver,the two-piece gown features fitted jacket
with back extending over the full gathered skirt.
The jacket has V-shaped neckline edged with black
lace that is repeated on the cuffs of long
sleeves,and lappets that extend over the
shoulders and are edged in black velvet ribbons
that also appear on cuffs and jacket front
opening. The full skirt features a flat front and
very full back with extended train,and is
decorated with bands of black velvet ribbon and
wide silk bands of the grey/silver fabric formed
into ribbons and edged with the narrow black
velvet ribbons. To fit doll about 18". 4"
shoulder width. 8" waist.
Of lustrous burgundy silk,the two-piece gown
features a long-waisted jacket with lappets,and
inset plastron of red silk tucks; the jacket
flares and fits snugly over the hips with red box
pleats at the back waist. With rounded
collar,long sleeves very full at the shoulders
with wide cuffs,pleated front skirt,very full
gathered back skirt with slightly extended
length. To fit doll about 21". 5" shoulder width.