I have been working on this doll for quite some time. She is affectionately known to us as ( my favorite ), which i guess is mean to the other dolls, as they are just as sweet in their own way. I found on the Hwy 11 Flea market which runs from Meridian, Ms to several states aboove us, this material for her dresss and bonnet. I just loved it and it's so nice to work with. It is perfectly faded and has a few tiny holes but nothing to keep it from being sound. I made her pantyloons, slip, chemise, from plain cotton fabric that has an old look and feel. The underware has been aged to a old look, but just mellow enough to look like real old garments. The outfit is not perfect, but I think it's beautiful. It might have a few small places that look worn as it would be with age. The sewing is not perfect, but I think everything turned out real good.
Here are two dolls that have been in the works for a long time., you know how you put some back time after time to work on other things, well, the doll in blue is Olive. she has undergone alot of aging. I know Izannah's didn't wear this type of pinafore, but it's vintage and it matched her dress of feedsack material, so she got it. all the cloth in her outfit was recycled from other old clothes. the next doll is Mamie June. She actually has a new dress that has been aged. Her apron is a vintage hankercheif. Underware is all new cotton, aged to a nice patina. I am satisfied that I have done all possible to make these girls as good as I can. they are both very sweet and primitive. these dolls don't look like Izannah's, but they are nice old looking dolls.