Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Abigail Haskell created this circa 1953 ensemble, released in 1999. The design of this outfit is thoroughly vintage. My gripe? It would be much better if the scale pattern of the dots were just a little smaller. This is probably one of the most difficult thing about doing dolls that are smaller than 18"-20" in height; the scale. As you'll note though, it didn’t stop me from purchasing it! From the story card:
“Rain Song” had wrapped for the weekend—and Gene was taking advantage of the Sunday afternoon off to take a stroll by the New England seaside. Her thoughts travelled back to family vacations when the Marshalls left Cos Cob for their cottage on the coast.
Walking along the wharf in her casual Sunday best, she stoped at a small stand that sold souvenirs. The grizzled salt who ran the stand was deftly assembling a ship-in-a-bottle when Gene walked in. He looked up, and his tired eyes grew brighter as he squinted at her.
“Scuse me, miss—but don’t I know you?” he said.
Gene blushed prettily. “I don’t think so, captain. My name is Katie—I’m from Cos Cob…”
“Been a lot of places, but I never been there,” the captain said. He thought for a minute, then snapped his fingers. “Of course—you look just like that pretty movie star, Miss Gene Marshall. She’s one of my favorites.”
Katie sure is having fun being incognito! To see more Gene Marshall photos, visit my regular website.