Saturday, July 24, 2010

Patsy Ann 14" Effanbee

This is Patsy Ann from Effanbee company. 
She is from about 1928 made of composition and 14" tall. I rescued her from an antique store. She needed a little TLC. Her eye was totally gone, her arms flaking horribly and she was in need of some clothes. I love the fabrics from this era. Finding old prints is getting harder and harder but luckily some wonderful new prints are available based on these old designs. I try to add to my collection whenever I find a new print I like. There are some really sweet ones available.
Once I settled on the dress fabric I made her little outfit from a vintage Patsy Pattern and added the bow to her hair. She really didn't need too much work but just enough to make her sweet and attractive to look at.
The shoes are temporary as they are not from her era but I am still looking for a vintage pair to replace them with. I just put these on her until I find some.  These dolls are so appealing with their little bobbed hair styles I just love them!

P.S. I am working on a new OOAK called Little Bo Peep. She will be available soon...so please check back!

6 comments:

Dessa Rae said...

Oh she is adorable!!! You did a wonderful job of restoring her!! Love the dress material. Don't you love it when you find a treasure at an antique shop?
I can't wait to see your little Bo Peep!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Marcie
Oh how I love the old composition dolls.. Patsy Ann is just adorable.. I love your choice of fabric and I wish I had your sewing skills.. She looks so cute!
I know you will find vintage shoes, just will take a while.
I cannot wait to see your Little bo Peep!! I will check back soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Warm regards,
Penny

Sue said...

Marcie, you did a fabulous job! I so like that you have used fabric from the 30s/40s for her dress. I cringe when I see vintage dolls
redressed in polyester! eeeewww. Your repainting of her is perfect.

Sue

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thanks so much Sue! ;-) I agree...I cringe too when I see polyester made doll clothes. Why do people do that??? It just looks awful. I love the old laces too. So beautiful unlike the laces we have today... Thanks for popping in! ;-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Dessa! Thank you! Yes...I love to hit antique shops...do it on a regular basis. Probably one of my favorite things to do. Although it could get me into trouble if I wasn't careful!! LOL So many fun things to buy! ;-)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Penny! I think there is something kinda special about the old comp dolls. So sweet and so much history. Do you have a collection??? Finding the shoes has been the hardest part. They go for alot on ebay too. I always get outbid...darn it! I keep looking! LOL ;-D Thanks for stopping in!