|Alice Liddell's Winter Coat With Muff|
Oh, how I wish you could see this doll in person. 16" of precious and precocious charm. And, with her dressed in such elegance, Alice Liddell becomes all the more endearing as a little Victorian Miss, growing up in a proper English society with her friend, Charles Dodgson, who encourages her curiosity and teaches her the magic of imagination.
|The Last Paper Doll Outfit|
|Here She Is!|
|The Under Dress|
|A side view with fur detailing.|
I used the same high-quality white silk dupioni for the bodice of the skirt, as well as the lining of the velveteen in both jacket and skirt. I line everything. It makes for a much smoother and prettier finish. It has come to my attention that when I sew with these fussy fabrics, I think little on "the pills" and "frays" like I used to. Just plow head and sew. If you fuss over these annoyances, it will undermine the process. Silk is going to fray. Velveteen is going to pill. There's nothing you can do about it, so you just push through it.
|Stocking with front of winter boots.|
|How the boots close in the back.|
|Let's Make A Snow Angel|
Below are a few very special Victorian Christmas images to share with you for the holidays. There was no reference to winter activities in the book The Other Alice, or illustrations of her wearing this in the story. So please enjoy the holiday season. Stay safe and well, and celebrate every single day in the magic of Christmas.
Miss E. Mouse
|Recalling Lettie Lane's Skating Costume (2013)|
|Such a gentle scene.|
|With gold accents!|
|The Merriment of Christmas|
|"Now YOU have a Happy Christmas" said Alice.|