Welcome to 1880, where the garments fit close to the figure and cut narrowly to accentuate a thin silhouette. The stand up lace collar with lace jabot adorns the top of a long jacket and vest that extend below the hips. Sleeves are long and tight. Foundation skirts if not tight to the body tied behind the knees, as this is to draw all the fullness to the rear. Draped apron front and back finish out the iconic look. The pleated or ruffled hem gathers to the back and flare in a slight train. Her jewelry is impeccable with a gold broach and jewel and pearl earrings. The accenting hat ties under the chin and simply decorated. With her leather belt bag and velvet muff, she is ready for a day of strolling in the park. The porcelain Gisele Sullivan has meticulously painted and prepared for assembly. The kit includes porcelain doll parts, hair, fabrics trims, pattern and nearly everything you need to complete the project.
Price: $95.00 per Complete Doll Kit
Price: $35.00 per Dressmakers Kit -fabric, trims & pattern
Price: $7.00 per pattern
Gibson Girl Ball Gown w/ Porcelain Dress Form
This mode is very simple in look and yet, has many ways to embellish. Use your imagination. Though the gown appears quite plain in appearance, the pattern can be challenging. The mannequin is porcelain with a 14K gold fired neck finial. Both the pattern and the mannequin are created for you by IGMA Artisan Kathi R. Mendenhall. The gown is created from Orchid silk taffeta, and is complimented by a tightly fitted bodice of matching orchid silk brocade. Dress was inspired by Tom Tierney Gibson Girl paper doll, but the detailed cape came directly from the fashion pages of the time. The shoulders are richly "embroidered" with silk trim buds and bows. The short fluted cape is created in the same orchid silk, but with an eye-popping lining of deep olive green which blends perfectly with the silk trim. To complete the look we've added a beautiful pearl and amethyst necklace dropped from a perfectly sized silk cord. The purse just completes the ensemble.
Price: $45.00 per Gibson Girl Ball Gown w/ Porcelain Dress
Price: $23.00 per Pattern and Fabric ONLY Kit- Gibson Girl
Price: $13.00 per Add a hand turned wood T Stand
Peignoir Dress Form Kit
Charming peignoir kit includes Pink silk chiffon, white french laces and all the other goodies to make the nightgown, bed jacket and slippers. Included also is the porcelain dress form with gold knob and the pattern.