I have loved dolls, history, and the Victorian Era since I was little and can credit my grandmother for that. As a young girl she gave me a Godey’s Fashion print for August 1870 from my great, great Aunt Flossie. I was captivated by the dresses and became hooked. I just love to research everything and anything about the Victorian Era. I also love to design Victorian dolls. I hope you enjoy my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions,The Victorian Era, and Me blog.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Helen Louise Is Ready For Her Graduation Day! - Victorian Lady Doll

Helen Louise has been anxiously awaiting her college graduation.  Much more so than when she graduated from high school.

You see, she is the first person in her family to graduate from college.  She worked very hard during her high school years and graduated as valedictorian of her class with a 4.0 GPA.  She wanted to get into Harvard , to study law, and become a lawyer.  She even had dreams of one day serving on the Supreme Court.

Right now she is just thrilled she is graduating and that her whole family will be at the graduation ceremony, including her grandmother.  So, she's wearing an outfit that she knows her grandmother would love.

Helen Louise  is a free-standing cloth and wood doll.  Her arms are wire-shaped and covered. She also has a painted wood head and covered round wood base. Her inner body is made from a dowel covered with fabric and eyelet lace.  Her slip is lace trimmed and gathered at the waist.

She has a fancy multi-tiered 2 color lace trimmed dress with long lace trimmed and gathered sleeve and a ruffled and laced collar.    She has a lace shawl wrapped around her shoulders and a  pearl necklace around her neck.  Her beautiful brown curly hair is tied in a ponytail at the top of her head with floral accents.

Helen is especially proud that her grandmother will be attending her college graduation. She hopes she will be attending her law school graduation and will be the first person she calls when she passes the bar.

Her grandmother always wanted to attend college, but that was not in the cards for her. However, it was for Helen Louise and her grandmother could not be prouder of her.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

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