New Doll Clothes in Period Fabrics & StylesBy

New Doll Clothes in Period Fabrics Styles

Over 400 different pieces of doll clothing in period styles were offered through Dollmasters, a mail order firm specializing in new nostalgic dolls and doll-related accessories. Clothing is designed to fit a range of doll body types from plump-bodied German and French dolls of late 19th century to American dolls made ca. 1930s-1940s.

One 68 page catalog includes the following categories: Fancy Dresses, Summer Dresses, School Dresses, Boy's Costumes, Whitewear Dresses, Mariner Costumes, Fashion Gowns, Costume Hats, Bebe Jumeau Costumes, Blouses and Pinafores, Undergarments and Dolls of the 1930-1940s.

Designs are created from actual samples of vintage doll clothing rather than patterns. New pieces closely follow the fabric, construction and design of the originals. Genuine cotton, silk and wool are dyed to the correct period colors and printed in the correct vintage patterns.

Some clothing is priced up to $175 and more but most averages $40-$65. More information is available at the Dollmasters web site, www.dollmasters.com.

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Fig. 1 New cotton chemise dress with blue bib, for 20″-22″ dolls with 5½″ shoulder width, 12″ waist, $39.

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Fig. 2 New peach and ivory silk dress for 16″-18″ dolls, $65.