We got our federal income tax return already, so I had a bit of spending money. :D At first, I was really tempted to get the Celtic Princess dress from Carpatina dolls that's been on my wish list:
I love Celtic style dresses like this one. My hubby pointed out that this would make a good dress for Eowyn from the Lord of the Rings. Maybe Maggie will end up with an Eowyn dress instead of an Arwen dress. :) Eowyn's personality is a little more like Maggie's than Arwen's anyway.
I am definitely planning on adding this dress to my doll collection in the future. But it's not what I bought this time. :) Once I found Dolls of Yore, I oohed and aahhed over all of the beautiful gowns for a while. And then I saw this particular dress:
It was such a beautifully done Regency dress. I've been looking for another Regency gown for my Emma doll, since she's another Jane Austen fan. The dress was even called the "Emma Woodhouse" dress, and Emma Woodhouse is who my Emma is named after! It was the very last one, not to be reproduced. I just couldn't resist!! It was too perfect. I ordered it yesterday, and it should be here within a week. Yay!!
There are so many other beautiful gowns on the site. Emily Marsh, who makes and sells all of the doll clothes, has a creative site with a great selection of dresses from different time periods. Many of the dresses are named after historical or literary characters. And to add to the fun, you can click on the word "History" next to each dress and get some historical facts about the dress and the time period it is from. Emily also has a blog. You can find the link on her Doll Clothes of Yore homepage.
With her permission, I've copied the pics of some of my favorite dresses to share with you here. Be sure to visit her site and see all that she has to offer! :)
"Off to the Faire"
Another beautiful Renaissance dress. I love the blues in this one.
The above dresses are just two examples of some of her lovely dresses from the Colonial period. These would make great extra gowns for Elizabeth or Felicity.
"Southern Belle Dress"
Here is one of Emily's beautiful Civil War Era dresses. :)
If your doll is ready to head out west with the Pioneers, this dress is just perfect. :)
"Elsie's Party Dress" (there's only one of these ones left!)
Here are two of the beautiful Victorian styles you can find on the site. I'm wondering if the "Elsie" in Elsie's Party dress refers to Elsie Dinsmore. :)
"Diana's Picnic Dress"
This dress is based off of the dress that Diana Barry wears to the Sunday Picnic in the TV miniseries of "Anne of Green Gables".
"Dragonfly Jeans Outfit"
Here's a cute ensemble for your Julie doll. :)
There are lots of other great outfits to see, so stop by Doll Clothes of Yore and see them for yourself!