I do have a photo of her somewhere but will have to track it down; I sold Shea at our garage sale about four years ago to a doll collector who lives in Mataura.
In the late 90's a small cottage on the main road of Mataura became a 'Doll Hospital' where the couple who lived there ran doll-making classes and repaired dolls. I joined the classes with my dear friend Sandra Black and she made a modern doll while I made a reproduction French doll.
|view of undergarments, including the boned corset!|
I got the authentic old-fashioned style dress pattern from a Canadian doll-pattern company - she has a 'whalebone' corset and a bustle too! I made all her clothes on the sewing machine and by hand.
|She is about 40 cm tall.|
I was then hooked as have always been a doll girl so returned for the weekly night classes and created three more reproduction dolls.