Friday, March 25, 2016

Prudence On A Walk With Her 1858 Red Walking Dress - Victorian Lady Doll

"Prudence On A Walk", "Mehitable", "Sweet, Sweet Julianna", and "Ester Loves The Morning" have been friends since they were all in diapers. In fact they've always been the BEST of friends. They love each other, protect each other, and are fiercely devoted to each other. So much so that it sometimes gets in the way of their relationships with their boyfriends.

Without fail, every day they get together for their afternoon tea and crumpets. Everything and anything is fair game in their discussions. They might be talking about the latest Godey fashions plate pages, they're newest outfit, the Queen's annual ball, their families, their boyfriends, their engagements, etc. Nothing is off limits. That is, nothing within the reasonable limits of proper Victorian discussion etiquette. Their afternoon teas are held on a rotating basis with each friend hosting the afternoon tea every fourth day. Today, they will all be having tea in Mehitable's parlor.

"Prudence On A Walk" is a 13" Victorian square bottomed cloth bodied doll with a gathered waistline, porcelain head, and porcelain arms. She is wearing an 1858 Walking Dress. Prudence has two layers of lace trim along the bottom of her body. Her slip has 2 layers of lace trim along the bottom hem edge and is gathered at the waist.

Her 1858 Walking Dress is a two-tone Victorian dress with two layers of fancy lace trimmed overskirts. The sleeves are lace trimmed and gathered at the shoulders and wrists. Her Victorian dress is gathered at the waist and has a two separate layers of lace trimmed overskirts which are also gathered at the waist. Her dress is gathered along the neck edge which is adorned with lace trim. A single layer of gathered lace trim runs along the bottom hem edge.

Prudence's outfit includes a lined and lace trimmed shawl that is wrapped around her shoulders with armhole loops. Her matching and coordinated lined bonnet has a wide brim and is tied in a knot under her chin.

Prudence can hardly wait for the afternoon tea to show her best friends her new red walking outfit. She just loves it and feels like the belle of the ball when she's wearing it and hopes that her friends will love it as much as she does.

Note: The porcelain head and hands that are pictured are from Midwest Design Imports.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

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