Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tasha Tudor Day and a Fashion Magazine

Happy day everyone!
I thought I'd show you some pictures of something I made that was inspired by Tasha Tudor. =]
It is a Doll's Fashion Catalog! Tasha made one for her children from which they could, for the price of buttons (literally), order what they wanted and it would come via Sparrow Post. =] And since I simply adore fashion magazines, I thought it was an absolutely superb idea!
So, when I got Cora's name in a sewing circle Christmas gift drawing, I decided it was just the thing to make!
It's covered in a blue cotton calico with a cotton bias binding. The pages are sewn in.
As Cora is very fond of costuming, I thought it'd be lovely for each item to be from a different era. Here is an 1830's Pelerine.
A carpet bag from the 1860's and a Tournure from the 1840's-1860's.
A ruffled petticoat from the 1880's and a capelet and muff from the 1820's.

And my most favorite... Panniers or pocket hoops from the 1730's - 1770's.

On the back is a little pocket that holds the order forms.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my Fashion Magazine. I finally found pictures of Tasha's catalog HERE. It's a rather strange blog but she had a very interesting article on this little book. (It's worth it for the pictures!)
I myself saw it on the "Take Joy!" video. It has the most amazing footage of Tasha's doll house! Her dolls are 18" (like us) =] and so the doll house is to 1/4 scale. It's incredible! In fact on the video it is sometimes difficult to see which is Tasha's real house and which is the doll's house. If you would like to see it, you can get this book from the library:{Click on picture to see it at and definitely look inside the book too. There's even a goat barn!}

Here is a picture of Emma's Kitchen, with Emma and her husband Thaddeus in it. I believe the sink pump faucet really does work. =]

Anyway, before I get too carried away with dreams of houses, I just have one more thing to say... Soon I will post a tutorial on how to make a bonnet! Doll size of course. =] Here is the bonnet without any frills. (I do have it decorated now but have not yet taken pictures.) So... next on my list of to-do's is the tutorial. =]
I hope everyone is in excellent health and enjoying these beautiful August days!
Farewell for the present, Emaline


Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I love your doll catalog. What a neat idea!

Storybook Woods said...

Dear Miss Emaline,
I am so happy to have stumbled onto your blog. What a wonderful post. I think Tasha would be thrilled with your fashion magazine. It really is amazing and has made my day. It is only less than two months until Tasha Tudor day. Please come by and say hello.
Mrs. Clarice Fox-Hughes

SisterlyLove said...

Thank you so much ladies!

I'm so glad to have brightened your day. =]
And yes.. I am counting down the days until Tasha Tudor Day! Hooray!

Miss Emaline