She's Prom Patience.
|She originally looked like this.|
I was pleasantly surprised by her hair. When I looked at a couple of Patience dolls belonging to some ladies at the recent doll show, I was told that they had both replaced Patience's wig because the hair on Patience dolls was so awful.("Just not very comb-able" was what they said, I think.) For one thing, Prom Patience is rooted, not wigged. (Maybe they meant they just replaced her hair with a wig.) For another thing, her hair is silky and smooth, and doesn't tangle easily, even if it is slightly thin. Whenever I comb it the comb glides through, and all her waves are still there. It's also the type that will never get crispy and matted.
Another really fun thing about Patience is her 'flirty eyes'. Her eyes roll from side to side when she's moved.
|She has 'real' lashes, but her eyes don't close.|
|This sideways thing is really getting on my nerves.|
Sometimes they don't roll exactly right.
|Sorry about this!|
She also tried this Christmas sweater, which is actually an ornament.
Once home I discovered that it was sewn AND glued to the hanger. It was a trial getting it off the hanger without cutting or tearing the yarn and causing the whole thing to unravel. I'm still not sure it won't! And then getting it on Patience was also quite a job. She liked it, (The sleeves are a little short.),but she said it wasn't worth the squeeze it took.
|"If I ever get this thing off I'm not putting it back on."|
We both knew this outfit was only temporary, until I could find her something else to wear. I was going through some stuff we got at an auction recently and I found a couple of old 12" Effanbee dolls. Their clothes looked like they might fit, so I tried them on Patience.The blue of Little Miss Muffet's dress looks good with her eyes.
It's a hair short though.It also has a pinafore.
|Patience has 14 points of articulation. She's jointed at the neck, shoulders,wrists, elbows, hips,knees, and ankles.She also has a joint in her upper body that allows her to tilt sideways.|
The Effanbee socks are too big though,
|She's jointed at the ankles, but there's not much poseability there.|
The only way the shoes come close to fitting is with the socks on and they are still too big.
In the end she stole the thigh high socks from a generic porcelain doll.
|"These socks have been washed, right?"|
|Since Maudlynne is Tonner and Patience is Wilde Imagination, they are related.|
|Patience is 14" tall, much smaller than I originally imagined she'd be from pictures. If her head were sized to fit her body she'd be about 12" tall.|
After that one she tried on this Effanbee Little Girl With a Curl dress.
It's all one piece, even though it looks like two. There are bloomers with it too, but Patience decided to forgo those.
|"I don't like the way you made that sound. I just don't like long underwear."|
I stole it off a Pauline Bjonness-Jacobsen doll.
|Despite the dark hair, I'm getting an 'Alice and her sister on the riverbank' thing here.|
The blue from the dress ran on to the white collar when I washed it though.
I like the feel of her silky hair, and the fact that, so far, even I can't mess it up.
See you tomorrow for another doll.