Monday, April 29, 2013

A Close Shave

This is the latest doll Mom has dressed. A few years ago, my brother became interested in the 1930s. An offshoot of that was that he started dressing in 1930s style clothing.  He began shaving with a straight razor, wearing suspenders, and learned to tie a bow tie. Needless to say, he had a lot of input in this doll!
Though Mom usually makes her own leather shoes, but this time she bought them from the Doll's Cobbler. The rug is a leftover from a bunch Mom made for her cottage, using upholstery fabric samples.
Mom used a pair of my brother's fishtail back trousers to draft her mini pattern.
The Bespaq shaving stand came from my dollhouse. It was one of the first "adult quality" miniatures I received in my early teenage years, when my miniatures were transitioning from toy to collection. An irresistible deal on a stunning shaving set by St. Leger made this stand redundant in my dollhouse, so I was happy for Mom to give it purpose again!


  1. De pop is prachtig...maar de scheertafel vind ik ook erg mooi. Mooie scene op de foto.

    Groeten Xandra

  2. My, what a creative family! That has to be fun! The doll is truly authentic.

  3. He looks amazing- I love his suspenders and the details are incredible ♥

  4. Your mom is a good seamstress.
    Your Bespaq shaving stand is perfect and elegant.
    Bye, Faby

  5. I love the doll and his costume and the shaving stand is a lovely piece. A neat scene.

  6. Hi Eliza! What a great costume designer your mother is! The pants with the suspenders/ braces are wonderful and I like the little adjustable slide buckle that is feature on the front of them. They and the trousers are perfect in every way! I love the expression on the doll's face too. He has a marvelous little shaving mirror before him so I wonder why he hesitates?


  7. Eliza, your Mom did a great job: the clothing is really 1930s style! The shaving stand is wonderful, love the face of the man :D It seems he has a bit of a twinkle in his eyes?
    Hugs, Ilona

  8. I agree she did a wonderful job on him and I love the shaving kit!