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"Fair Maiden Costume" 
for Robert Tonner's 10" Ann Estelle or Linda McCall

Ann Estelle has journeyed to a far away land where there are dragons, princes, castles, and fair damsels.  The dress is white bridal satin with three layers of tulle over the skirt, and pearls at the hemline.  The bodice is lace over bridal satin with lacy sleeves and ribbon roses at the shoulders.  Multiple ribbon streamers flow from the waist.

The dress fastens in the back with snaps and a hook & eye at the waist, covered by a satin bow and a short tulle train.  The hat is covered in bridal satin and lace, trimmed with lace, pearls, and gold braid.  Four layers of tulle stream from the top of the hat.  Also included is a gold wand or scepter (very useful for pesky dragons).  It was very hard to photograph the delicate beauty of this ensemble, but if you've got a sweet tooth for sparkles, lace, and gilt, then you'll love this outfit!
 
Underneath it all are shimmery gold lace tights and an amazing pair of gold-laced shoes.  These shoes are decorated with vintage glass "stones" made in Western Germany in the 1950's.  They are faceted, opalescent stones in pink and blue.  The photograph doesn't do justice to their flash and fire. 

Here's a photo of 
everything that comes 
with this ensemble.
THE FINE PRINT: Auction includes dress, hat, tights, shoes, and scepter as shown. Doll  not included.  High bidder pays winning bid plus $3.20 priority class mail shipment in USA. Winner pays by money order or use your credit card with  PayPal or X.com. When you use either of these services, I will ship the next morning. NO FEES. Save on shipping by combining shipments - check my other auctions! Payment must be received within 10 days of end of auction. Whenever possible, I use recycled and/or earth-friendly shipping supplies. Please email mailing address at end of auction.

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Look for it! You'll know you have a genuine honeychile design when you find this tiny, signature honeybee charm somewhere on a main piece of the outfit. It might be in plain view on the collar, stitched to the inside of the hemline, or hidden somewhere else on the garment. The photo is much enlarged, so you may have to look closely to find this wee messenger who lets you know that the greatest of care went into the design of this unique, handcrafted ensemble.