Well, what an adventure this has been. After much encouragement from a dear friend, to actually agreeing to try one and then buying an old Izannah for study, to actually attempting to make one.............................Here she is, finished.
I always said that I only wanted to make Izannah dolls if they looked old and loved and this one does.
She is exact from my old one from the tip of her shoes to the top of her head. She is 19" tall, just like my old one. The ageing and painting is just as my old one would have been if she had more paint left on her! Stitching those hands and fingers was a chore and my hat is off to Izannah Walker, she had patience!
I have made her bloomers, petticoat, chemise and dress all from antique fabrics and antique clothing. She is exactly made as the old ones were with the exception that I took an actual mold off of my old Izannah so that she would truly look like an old one right down to the worn face, stockinette showing and worn spots with the old stuffing showing under the stockinette.
I am very pleased with her and she shall have sisters in the future. My passion is the early English Queen Anne woodens, but these Izannahs present a challenge that I am up for and enjoying as well.
I hope you enjoy seeing her.
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