How do collectors choose dolls for their collections?

How do collectors choose dolls for their collections? They can be dolls of a certain master or puppet company. Some collectors prefer porcelain beauties from the past Victorian century or plastic dolls from our century.

Perhaps the preference in the collection is determined from the very first doll and the collector seeks to find such dolls. They remind him of his childhood or one of the stories told by his grandmother.
The size of the dolls may also be an idea for a collection. If there isn’t much room for exposition in the house, and the desire to have many miniature dolls, the size is of great importance.
And perhaps the idea of the collection can be the beauty of doll faces.
But there are collectors for whom collecting dolls are part of the profession. I am such a collector. It is very important to have as many different dolls in the collection as possible when creating doll clothes.
In a previous article, I wrote about vintage German Plasticbaby dolls.

Angel from Plasticbaby

And in particular about my last find. She gradually gets new dresses. I will be glad if you like them.

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Light blue dress
Special for Easter holidays I knitted light yellow dress with silk embroidery and white apron, also with embroidery.
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Light holiday dress for 5 inches doll
And another amazing dress for a vintage beauty. I wanted to make it in Russian style. It’s a porcelain painting by Gzhel.

5 inches doll

Yellow dress for AG mini doll Julia

Today my story will be all about the one yellow dress and about an idea! I recently dismantled my huge treasure of yarn and thought…Why not make a small collection of knitted dresses, only United color palette. Each dress will be knitted of one color of yarn and embellished with floral embroidery.  Some of the dresses I was shown. This time I chose an amazingly beautiful color. Colors namely is  Nirvana – Butterscotch by Filatura di Grossa Italia.
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I knitted this dress, the bottom of the dress designed small two-tone ornament, imitating pebbles on the ground and chose the right thread for embroidery.  The idea of embroidery became this image on the Internet.

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And that’s what I did. My American girl mini doll Julia very beautiful in this new dress.2960

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