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.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Victorian Fashions Pinterest Board and My Historic Periods Fashion Pinterest Board

One of the things I absolutely love about my Linda Walsh Pinterest boards is I can collect all the Victorian and Historic Periods fashions I love in one neatly organized place.

Well, now Pinterest has a wonderful widget that allows me to add a snippet of my two boards within a blog post or on the sidebar of my blog so I can easily share some of my boards with all of you here.

Here's my Victorian Fashions board:

If you'd like to see more of my Victorian Fashions Pinterest board just click on the board above or CLICK HERE.

And, here's my Historic Periods Fashions board:

If you'd like to see more of my Historic Periods Fashions Pinterest board just click on the board above or CLICK HERE.

I added the Pinterest widget to the sidebar of my my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions, The Victorian Era and Me Blog. so you can visit my Victorian and Historic Periods Fashions boards whenever you visit my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions, The Victorian Era and Me Blog.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What A Surprise! My Crazy Quilt Purse Is Definitely VERY Victorian!

What is it they say?  "A little rain never hurt anyone!"  Well, that's true as far as I'm concerned as a little rain today allowed me extra time to finish my crazy quilt purse.

If you've been following along with the posts on my Linda's Blog you know that I've been taking my very first online class with Pat Winter on Artful Gathering. The class is called Crazy Quilting 101 and I have LOVED every minute of the class. Pat is such a fantastic teacher. I only wish I had taken one of her classes years ago.

My head is filled with all sorts of ideas for crazy quilting creations that I can make and, maybe, give as Xmas presents this year. Who knows! My head is spinning.

What I do know is that I LOVE crazy quilting and may have found a new passion.  And, that passion is very much up my Victorian passions alley.

Does that mean I'm giving up of dolls, Victorian fashions, silk florals, history and everything else I LOVE. Of course not! It just means I'm going to find a way to combine everything I love. That means I may be creating crazy quilting things related to Victorian dolls or florals.  Maybe a little genealogy? You never know.

I ended up lining and finishing with some addition iron-on interfacing added to the lining material as well.  So, both the lining pieces and the front and back pieces ended up with iron-on interfacing on them.  The front actually ended up with two iron-on interface pieces.

I'm also thinking that I'm going to sew two large snaps to the inside top of my purse to hold the top closed. That way no one can just reach in and steal my belongings. Not that I'd put anything in it worthy of stealing! Well, chapstick maybe!

I'm really pleased with the way my purse came out. Definitely looks Victorian which is certainly right up my alley. I may just have to keep my beautiful blue purse. I'm such a bad sister!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Linda Blue - New Victorian Faceless "Lady" Doll

“Linda Blue", 16" Handmade Victorian "Lady" Art Doll - Victorian Doll Lady Series - 1850 Street Costume

They don't get much sweeter or nicer than "Linda Blue ". She just loves the color blue. It doesn't matter whether it's dark blue, light blue, royal blue, teal blue - doesn't matter. She loves them all.

Linda Blue is a 16" free-standing Victorian doll all ready for her afternoon stroll and is wearing an 1850 street costume. Her outfit, of course, is blue and is the latest in Paris fashions.

She has a lined 2-tier blue colored jacket that is tied at the waist with a white ribbon bow and has white lace ribbon trim along the sleeve edges. Her 3-tiered lined shawl is tied at the neck as is her lined bonnet, which matches her dress. Her print dress is a lace trimmed dress with long lace trimmed and gathered sleeves. A gathered ribbon trim is wrapped around the waistline of her dress. She is wearing her finest lace trimmed slip.

Linda Blue's beautiful long curly light brown hair is framed by her lined bonnet. She is holding a white lace trimmed blue parasol. 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.

Designer - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Historical Fashion Periods Timeline

Yesterday I posted an article entitled "A Wonderful Moseying At The MET!" concerning my preliminary research on the historical fashion periods and what I had learned.  Since I tend to like everything nice and neat and totally organized I decided the best way for me to try and understand the different fashion periods was to create a time line that I could update, change, and add to from time to time.

So, I created the following timeline that I've added to the sidebar of my Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions, The Victorian Era and Me Blog .  This timeline is really for me to help me understand what periods the fashions I like might fall into when I see different styles.  I am far from and will never claim to be any kind of an expert on historical fashion periods.  My timeline is being included in my sidebar as a personal reference tool for me. Something I can learn from, something I can update, something changeable if incorrect, and something I can update from time to time.


  • 0476 A.D. - 1150 Dark Ages
  • 1150 - 1485 Medieval, Gothic, Middle Ages
  • 1485 - 1550 Renaissance
  • 1558 - 1603 Elizabethean/Jacobean
  • 1620 - 1660 Cavalier (Early Baroque)
  • 1660 - 1715 Baroque Restoration - The Golden Age - Louis XIV
  • 1715 - 1775 Rococo
  • 1769 - 1821 Napoleonic Wars
  • 1775 - 1795 NeoClassical
  • 1790 - 1795 Revolution
  • 1795 - 1815 Directorie/Empire
  • 1800 - 1803 Classical Greek Dress
  • 1800 - 1820 Regency Fashion
  • 1800 - 1837 Georgian Era
  • 1804 - 1807 Etruscan and Egyptian Ornament
  • 1815 - 1848 Romantic
  • 1837 - 1860 Early Victorian - Charles Worth Era
  • 1837 - 1901 Victorian Era
  • 1848 - 1870 Victorian Crinoline
  • 1860 - 1882 Victorian First Bustle Era
  • 1870 - 1890 Victorian Bustle
  • 1870 to 1914 Fun De Siecle, Art Nouveau Movement
  • 1883 - 1901 Late Victorian - Second Bustle Era, Gibson Girls, Naughty Nineties
  • 1890 - 1913 Edwardian
  • 1895 - 1914 La Belle Epogue, Lost Golden Age
  • 1914 - 1918 WWI
  • 1920 - 1930 Art Deco and Roaring Twenties
  • 1930 - 1940 Golden Age of Hollywood - Rise of Chanel, Stylish Thirties
  • 1930 - 1950 Hollywood Glamour Girls
  • 1939 - 1945 WWII
  • 1940 - 1960 Dior Revolution. The New Look Era, Hourglass Silhouette
  • 1945 - 2000 Ready To Wear Fashion or Pret-a-Porter
  • 1950 - 1960 Rock N Roll Era
  • 1960 - 1975 Hippies, Flower Power, Baby Boom Generation, Op Art
  • 1975 - 1980 Mini skirts, Twiggy, Disco Fever
  • 1980 - 1990 New Romantics, Power Dressing, Yuppies,
  • 1985 - 2000 Grunge, Deconstructionism, Minimalism, Purism, Bo Ho Hippy