Victorian Paper Dolls in association with the Chester County Historial Society
Who can resist these beautiful dolls? The 16” dolls are ready for you to create a new best friend for your favorite little girl. Or how about a dress up doll with some of the most intricately detailed accessories you can find? These stunning outfits are modeled afterthe dresses of the period, complete with matching hats,toys and other acessories. In the mid 1840s, women’s fashion was characterized by wide skirts - the wider the better. Draped over petticoats crinolines, and hoops, many of the dresses also sported tiers of deep ruffles. Sleeves were bell shaped and often trimmed in lace, as were the small, separate collars usually worn with morning dresses.
Paper Doll Cuties In Association with the Chester County Historical Society
These adorable paper dolls come straight from the archives of the Chester County Historical Society. The dolls date back to the early 1900s and originated in Germany. You'll find the sweetest details, intricate designs, and matching accessories to cute to pass up! The creative possibilities are endless - create a take-along play set, or a beautiful bed quilt with matching pillow shams and curtains. Or just sew a border or two around a few panels and you'll have an instant quilt or wallhanging!
Dark Chocolate and Lilac, c. 1850 by Sara Morgan
Rich warm browns, subtle lilacs and deep purples make for timeless beauty in this wonderful vintage reproduction collection from Sara Morgan. As was popular in the mid-19th century, the soft florals reflect a sign of the times – elegant prints with strong copper brown accents and finely detailed prints which displayed the strong European influence of the era. The purples of that period were fugitive dyes, often unstable and bleeding onto other fabrics of the quilt, making prints such as these a rare find.
Decorative borders and stylized floral appliqué motifs were indicative of the quilting styles, as were eight-pointed stars. During this period, quilters began to experiment more with piecing patterns and variations.