Victorian Jointed Doll Components
16 Page Craft Book
Compiled and Arranged by Judy M Johnson
(New Covers as of Sept. 2013)
BIG DISCOUNTED PRICE!
After seeing the delightful, and wildly creative jointed dolls at the 2010 paper doll convention, made by Sandy Vanderpool and another gal who was at her first convention, I had to give this craft a try.
Well, I am so organized in gathering and arranging materials, (from our extensive collections of fashion plates and fashion magazines) they just turn into a book. So I have put this one together for you. It's got components from the Victorian Era: mid 1800s to 1905-ish.
With this book you can make at least 24 dolls.
Mix and match with your own papers and components and you'll have dozens of dolls to make. Since I printed the first version of the book, I made 10 dolls with the components in the book, with the addition of purchased printed craft papers for backing, and bases. I also adjusted sizes of items to be better fits, and added 4 more pages of colorful components and only raised the price $2. If I added the cost of all the pages the price would be $44. If you sell your dolls for $20-25 you can quickly recoup your purchase price.
There are 16 full color pages - printed on one side - of: Heads, hands, hats, arms, hands, legs, trims, flowers, skirts, sleeves, bodices, a pattern for a torso/base, and basic instructions on the back cover.
You add your cutting and pasting skills, your own purchased brads for joining, and printed or plain craft papers for backing, preferably cardstock.
The sleeves with full tops (leg-o-mutton) work nicely as they cover the base/shoulders, and hold a pretty brad so the arms are jointed. So I found many leg-o-mutton sleeves off 1894-95 gowns and painted some of them in an assortment of colors. For all the arms, I have copied and flipped them so you have a right and left.
I have listed on this site, some of the finished dolls, if you are not a crafter, and enjoy hand-mades.
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