|My Friend Jenny restored as Sara Crewe.|
|Sara comes with her doll, Emily, a restored vintage celluloid doll.|
|Emily has working sleep eyes.|
This Jenny doll was crying out to be Sara Crewe. A previous owner cut her hair. Not too much, but now her layers are a bit uneven. It is easily minimized by styling in a curly 'do. You can see the "before" pictures of both these dolls and the method of hairstyling I used in the Illustrated Life post, my previous post.
I had a great time making Sara's dress with a remnant of checked taffeta. This is the dress she would wear at the beginning and end of the book when she's still rich! I made Emily a matching outfit, since this is described in the book. I also re-wigged Emily. She was a brunette before.
I have a ton of dolls to work on right now, thanks to a recent consignment sale. I have a couple new felt faces in the works as well. I think I will do another Burnett doll (I'm sure you can guess which character!) for my next project! Frances Burnett wrote stories as a child and acted them out using her own dolls, so I'm sure she'd approve! Keep watching!