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    Does anyone know anything about this doll?

    My mom showed me this "sewing doll" today. She ordered the doll herself from Sears back in the 1940's when she was about 10 or 11 years old. The doll has detachable arms to make dressing her much easier. Mom made the dress the doll is wearing. Mom doesn't remember what the doll was called except for a "sewing doll." Does anyone know anything about her?
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    Never heard of her but what a neat treasure, so special that she still has the dress, too.

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    Sears had doll catalogs back then. I remember hearing many years ago about a doll kit that was used for learning to sew doll clothes. I believe it was in Home Ec class I heard this. I googled and this is what I found. Could this have been something similar to what your sister ordered? The doll in this kit also has removable arms.

    http://www.dollreference.com/doll_sewing_mannequin.html

    And here is what I found with a Sears catalog 1945-mannequin dolls included.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stor...clothes-and-ma
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    No, but what a neat doll. And your mother took excellent care of her. Thanks for sharing a pic of her with a little history.

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    Thank you so much!!! I printed the info for my mom. She will be delighted to read it! She remembered she paid $12 for it and her mother had a hissy fit! That was a lot of money back then, expecially to pay for a doll. Mom had the doll restored and had her under the bed wrapped up to protect her. She showed it to me yesterday and i encouraged mom to put the doll out so she could enjoy her. Thanks again!


    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2 View Post
    Sears had doll catalogs back then. I remember hearing many years ago about a doll kit that was used for learning to sew doll clothes. I believe it was in Home Ec class I heard this. I googled and this is what I found. Could this have been something similar to what your sister ordered? The doll in this kit also has removable arms.

    http://www.dollreference.com/doll_sewing_mannequin.html

    And here is what I found with a Sears catalog 1945-mannequin dolls included.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stor...clothes-and-ma

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    Sort of looks like a pre-Barbie!

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    How awesome .. what a unique doll for sure to learn to sew .. thanks for sharing
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    I had one! It came with paper dress patterns and even a dress form!
    Of course the patterns were very difficult for a little girl- I quicky lost interest in that gift but not for my love of sewing.
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    I have a nice collection of dolls but have never seen your's before. How wonderful that you have it.
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    i have some smaller dolls that are porcelin. they are children, little girls. their arms are threaded thru the body on cotton twine, if i remember correctly their shoes are painted on as are hair and facial features. i'm not sure if they were my g'mother's or my aunt's. one of them has a red silg dress that has not been finished. they are very neat.
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