Mom has been checking over her stock of dolls for the Sturbridge show this coming weekend, and I've been taking the opportunity to photograph them. We had a lot of discussions about how to prevent this maid from looking too risqué. Photos of servants from the 1920s were actually the most helpful reference, though Mom did take a bit of artistic license with the short, flirty skirt. I didn't take a photo, but she has layers and layers of ruffled, lace trimmed petticoats beneath!
I stole the doll away before Mom had added her duster. I just popped the cheap plastic one into her hands for the photograph, but she'll have a nice wooden one at the show. I stumbled across this tutorial after Mom had already purchased a duster, but I'll definitely be trying it the next time we need a feather duster!
I'll try to post once more before we leave for Sturbridge, and I'll definitely have lots more to share when we return!