When I found this cool eyelet gown at the antique mall last week for all of $15, I just had to make it mine---it reminds me so very much of the puffed-sleeve, full-skirted Southern belle/debutante gowns so many '30s and '40s boudoir dolls wear!!! My own mean-mugging boudoir dolly Lili Marlene sports a similar gown herself.
This gown has quickly become one of my very favorite dresses. It features a three-dimensional crochet lace trim, a peter pan collar, a darling petal-like peplum, and hook-and-eye clasps all up the back. The amazing attention to detail puts me in mind of Edwardian frocks, but fortunately this guy is probably from the 1940s, so it's sturdier and has great snug tailoring. I can't wait to pair it with my black western boots this summer for a Days of Heaven, prairie ghost look!
For more dollspiration, I of course have a whole Pinterest board for pretty boudoir dolls & the girls who look like them. I am a bit late to the Pin game, having just signed up a few months ago, but it's been a real boon to me & my frantic head full of aesthetic fixations. Feel free to follow me if you wanna keep up with my Springtime inspirations!
Oh, and I am also re-opening my Etsy shop soon; just have to finish measuring & photographing, but I hope to be in business by mid April! I can't wait to show you all the wonderful dresses I'm listing; some it breaks my heart to let go of, but I'm trying so hard not to become a hoarder this early in life.
See you soon! And don't forget---there's a genuine Baby Jane doll waiting for each and every one of ya right out in the foyer!