You won’t find another dress like this! Completely hand sewn with French hand sewing methods by the late Master seamstress, Jean Clark around 1980, this precious, empire bodice-style frock is modeled on a 16 inch Tete Jumeau size 6. It was made with precision and pride, I know, because Jean was my friend! Perhaps you will find it just the sweetest spring frock for a prized doll. It is made with all natural and vintage materials of fresh and light minty green lawn and cotton laces.
It’s actually refreshing to see a Jumeau in a different style, isn’t it? She looks like a little girl on her way to a garden tea party! All she needs is her gift!
This dress may look simple but is filled with hours of little details you might miss at a glance. Upon looking closer, you will find:
Feather stitching at the sleeves,
Piping around the bodice,
Matching French Val dotted insertion and edge laces meticulously whip-stitched together and applied as delicate covering for the bodice,
The two added applied lace panels down the front, and around the sleeve caplets and edges.
All these hand stitches are so small they can barely be seen with the naked eye.
Note the gathered insertion in the middle of the two panels below the silk rose appliques.
There is a generous 2 inch deep hem that could easily be let down to fit a taller doll.
Included is the adorable decorative metal bow pin with dangling and opening locket which has a tiny pink rose enameled onto the front.
Neck: 6 inches. If you moved the snap closures you could add .5 inch more
Length: Front neck to hem: 9 inches which could be 1.5 inches longer if let down.
High waist: 12” around but can hang loosely
Under arm sleeve opening: 5 inches around
Bottom of sleeve is 4” around.