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Genevieve has a German bisque head with brown hair and blue eyes. She is dressed in the holiday costume of a frontier woman. The pattern on her cotton chemise is hand-blocked (an early version of calico); many patterned fabrics were made so by having patterns printed on them by woodblock rather than being actually woven into the material. Over this, she wears a red bodice with black lacings. She also wears a red and black cotton skirt in a typical design of the era, consisting of a front panel which attached to her corset by tapes and an overskirt which would have also tied at the waist....
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
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Grace has an Armand Marseille bisque head with blond hair and blue eyes. She is wearing an Alice blue taffeta walking dress trimmed with blue and gray silk braid over a bustle. Taffeta is a crisp lustrous fabric woven of various fiber, which takes it name from the Persian word taftah, meaning woven. Grace's blue taffeta overdress has a tight bodice, as was popular this period. With it she wears the standing band around her neck that replaced the flat lace collars previously popular. The dress buttons from the throat down to mid--calf length in order to achieve a...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles
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