As lovely as this little lady is, she just doesn’t want to stand undaided. The peanut joints that connect hip and thighs make her legs wobbly. They seem to want to twist into an elegant sitting position, no matter how hard I try to make her stand. I keep her in her box, and that’s one of the reasons she doesn’t get new clothes that often.
But since I am on the mission to outfit my most neglected girls, Rachel got something new, too. I had a left over piece of this old rose cotton double gauze, just enough to make a dress for her. She is so small and elegant that a lot of embellishments would overwhelm her, so I kept it simple. But she’s got a pearl necklace to go with it. I like this empire inspired look on her.
Afternoon tea is served, my lady. I admit, the tiny locomotive is not exactly ladylike, and the tea is imaginative, but hey, at least we have a lady, right?