This unusual Little Ladies Sewing Set combines two paper dolls with clothing to sew for them.
The two dolls, printed one side on heavy cardboard, measure 8.25″ tall including their stands. The separate cardboard stand pieces enable the dolls to stand by themselves.
There are three pieces of cotton fabric which can be stitched up to make very simple dresses. Besides the rose printed piece on top, there is also a piece of pale pink seersucker, and a piece of pale pink and navy blue striped seersucker. A card wrapped with five colors of cotton thread is included.
The box is marked “No. 60, Made in U.S.A., Rosebud Art Co., Ind. N.Y.” There is no date.
American Toy Works made a similar but more elaborate set. The dolls in that set have jointed elbows.
Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard