Pink brocade peggie restoration, part two

Ok, you can see from the last post that she is in pretty bad condition!

Pink brocade

I gave the pink brocade a wash in something pretty strong, but that glue isn’t shifting. So, only thing to be done with it is to cut off as much as possible and hide the rest in seams and under embellishments! I have attached a fairly white band of lace to the bottom:

Cut brocade

 

The sequins were past being used also, so I found some nice iridescent white ones and sewed these over the ribbon:

New brocade

 

The skirt will be sewn together down the end and gathered at the top ready for re-fitting. Next thing to sort is the wooden peg!

 

Some amazing little dolls….

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

old women who lived in a shoe

 

If you really like this, you can buy it on E-bay for $2800!!! Or you could make your own 🙂

Tiny peg

I haven’t bought many vintage peg dolls lately, but this tiny peg did catch my eye! I’m unsure of what its purpose would have been, but it is an exact miniture of a normal dolly peg…

Well travelled peggies

Thank you to Ann who sent me these little peggies all the way from San Fransisco! I wonder if they have made it back home again?

From my collection

Time for another vintage doll from my collection I think. Went to Buckingham Palace yesterday to primarily see Kate’s wedding dress, but we got a tour around the state apartments for the palace also, so what better than a Queen peggie?!

This one isn’t in bad condition, her gold coronation dress is looking good but her robe could do with a little attention. Perhaps I will dig her out and give her a new one! Will probably make it purple, the colour of royalty…

Little Miss Muffet

I’ve collected the odd peg doll pattern along the way. This is one of my favourites, partly because it is the same age as me (more or less!) and no, I’m not saying what that is…

…Oh, alright then! The clue is on the bottom of this picture:

I love the little picture of all the materials you need! Perhaps a good follow on post would be to see Miss Muffet made up…watch this space!