Hat from Tonner's "Trip to Saratoga"; dress from Franklin Mint's Raintree County.
Because one of my greatest wishes is for some doll company to consider making clothing from different historical periods. And there are actually a lot. So many themes, so many stories -- from history, from literature, from fashion, from royalty. There seems to be little regard for these things now with Marketing more important and -- understandably more important in making money. Just a thought this Saturday, loving old historical or period pieces can be such a lonely endeavor.
This doll has made many appearances in this blog. She's a practice doll from Tonner's Mother's Portieres, her hair uncurled and face underwent some revisions. This is the last of those. I wanted her makeup to be lighter and her lips not too red. Her hair is held well by a snood. I noticed that Vivien Leigh's eyes are naturally slanted allowing lashes to give them a lift. The Tonner Scarlett doll however has a more almond shaped eye sculpt -- the right eye (where the arched eyebrow rises) has a shape un-symmetrical with the left one -- in that the lower part of the eye is lower. To create the symmetry one has to draw more shadows.
I needn't explain much about the dress as you've seen it many times. I hope you like the portraits.