Meet AnnaBelle, another doll in my Orphans series.
AnnaBelle lives at 1000 Magazine Street, address of St. Mary's Orphanage. AnnaBelle hates showing day. All the girls fight over those dresses that were once fancy but now are just tattered and torn. They try their best to be just as pretty as possible but AnnaBelle, shes not playing that game. She is who she is and this is what you get is her attitude. She always acted tough but the truth is she would really like a new mommy and daddy.
I feel like I'm being a bit of a cheating with this series as I am using vintage doll clothes to dress them. I'm having to alter them a bit and in reality it would probably take me less time to just make my own.
I love these vintage clothes though. The current ones are from the 1950's and are Ginny clothes. (no worries collectors, the clothes are all a bit tattered and probably not collectors quality) The styles are perfect for my personal taste.
I'm actually learning a lot about construction of doll clothing working with these pieces too. I've made a few patterns of my own from the clothes and am finding that this is a great opportunity to really learn how to dress a doll. Plus, since I never really played with dolls as a child I'm having fun finally as an adult playing dolly dress up:)