This doll is one of my largest dolls, one of my very detailed dolls, and when she's done she'll have a gravestone with her with a grave bell. A grave bell was used by those worried that they would be buried alive so that they could ring for help. But was the Husband the one that was worried, or is the Widow the one that wants to make sure he's gone?
|Meet my Young Widow - She looks quite innocent at the moment, but I'm not too sure...|
|Here you can see her in her shift and drawers.|
|It doesn't seem quite right to me that she's decided to wear frilly lacy be-ribboned drawers. Who does she think will see them? Or who does she hope?|
|Now in her corset and petticoats she's looking a little more respectable.|
|Many of the older women are very jealous of her tiny waist.|
|This ladies bodice is very plain at the moment, but will have a silky layer and lace added to make it more fashionable. Her sleeves are fitted with puff shoulders trimmed with silky ruffles at the wrist and under the puff.|