My Memory Dress 1982


This is a Memory Doll Dress I made with second hand linen, antique lace, scraps of fabric, and old buttons and beads.
On the top of the dress I incorporated a memory box with a lock of my own hair, behind a piece of plexiglass.
The sleeves have my date of birth embroidered on them; 1982
In a little pouch, adorned with three pieces of amethyst, I hid some pieces of frankincense.
The dress hangs from a little coat hanger which I made with wire, paper tape, cloth and string.

This dress has a little story to it, which you can read about in my blog post from 13 January 2019.
It is the beginning of a tale woven together by threads of memories inspired by the Victorian Memorial Art, from a dollmaker’s perspective.
I create these dresses on a commissioned, bespoke bases to collect heirlooms and family pieces,
stories and memories of your own, or to commemorate a dear one.

My Dress 1982 measures 17.5″ inches long

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My art dolls are not intended to be toys and should be handled with care.
Keep them away from water and direct sunlight as much as possible.
Pieces can be carefully dusted with a dry clean cloth.
Due to small parts they are not suitable for young children.
Textiles can get damaged by moth infestation, keep your house moth free.
If you think your art piece may have been in touch with moths,
I advice you to wrap the piece in a clean cloth and freeze it for 2/3 days.
Then remove from freezer for a day and repeat.

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My dolls come gift wrapped in white tissue and customised satin ribbon. Packaged in bubble wrap and shipped in a postal box.

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