I've got a new pattern -- I call her "PENNY DREADFUL".
She is an 18 inch tall cloth "stump" doll with a bustle dress. PENNY DREADFUL is perfect for a "gothic", "vampire", or "steampunk" look. Or, she can be a pretty Victorian lady out for a stroll in the park. -- It's all up to you and your fabric choices.
Here she is in a "gothic" look:
Or, if you prefer, a "steampunk" version, all in browns and rust.
I go the idea for this doll after watching the Netflix show of the same name "Penny Dreadful" (which was originally on Showtime). It's about a group of Victorian characters who become involved with Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula, Dorian Gray, and other witches and demons. This doll is inspired by the lead character, Vanessa Ives (played by Eva Green).
The name, Penny Dreadful, is not the name of a character, but was the name of a popular magazine in England during the Victorian era (late 1800's) that cost only a penny. There were several publications besides "Penny Dreadful"-- with names like "Penny Horrible" and "Penny Blood", but eventually, they were all given the generic name of Penny Dreadful. These cheap magazines were sold in weekly installments and published crime dramas (both real and fiction), and "sensational" horror stories involving witches, monsters, and demons -- which became a writing style known as "Gothic Horror" (defined as a combination of horror, tragic death, and romance).
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