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Friday, March 14, 2014
New dress for Mary Todd
This is the new dress I just finished for Mary Todd Lincoln. The other one I had started for her just didn't seem "grand" enough for the First Lady, so I tried to reproduce the gorgeous royal purple velvet gown with white satin piping in the seams that is on display at the Smithsonian. It was a lot of work, but I am very happy with how it turned out! Antique black lace and cream netting are used on the sleeve caps, and cream chenille is looped around and stitched to the top of the sleeve cap. Also, I am very pleased that another article about my dolls that I wrote myself is in the new April/May issue of "Doll Collector" magazine.