Sunday, February 15, 2015

18th Century Wooden Fashion Doll

My dad was kind enough to carve this doll for me out of bass wood using the Mill Farm pattern.

It's a little rustic looking, but that's perfect.  She could be a home-carved toy version of the expensive French dolls that were not really meant as toys.

As soon as I finish painting the exposed "skin" with white acrylic, I was thinking of using silk spinning fiber to make hair.  It might be kind of fun to try to fashion a tiny pouf wig.


  1. How adorable! I was thinking of getting the fashion doll pattern since I wanted to try my hand on the 18th century wooden fashion dolls. Curious what you thought of the pattern overall.

    1. You'd have to ask my dad about the wood carving portion, but for the clothing pattern, I didn't use it. I ended up draping directly on the doll itself.