The oldest collection of dolls dates back to 2000BC. and were found in the Egyptian tombs of wealthy families. These dolls were constructed of flat pieces of wood, painted with various designs and with “hair” made of strings of clay or wooden beads. It is believed that they were cherished possessions.
Doll Collectors today, are still cherishing these collectibles and it is Therez Fleetwood who is creating custom couture fashion doll designs as heirloom gifts that collectors can enjoy. Brides can now capture the essence of their wedding gown attire with miniature doll keepsakes.
With just the aid of a photograph, these exquisite one of a kind dolls are designed to not only look like the bride in skin tone and hair style, but are dressed in a handcrafted replica of the pictured dress. All gowns are hand-crafted and made from natural fibers including silk, cotton and wool. They are fully lined and adorned with a variety of gorgeous beads, trims and Swarovski crystals.
These miniature gowns are created with the same amount of care, craftsmanship and pride that go into each of Therez Fleetwood’s couture gowns. These designer dolls make perfect gifts and can be passed down from generation to generation.
Steps to creating your one-of-a-kind doll;
Step 1 – Email us a photograph of the bride in her wedding or evening dress. (Or if you would like to present this to the bride as a wedding gift on her wedding day, then you will send us a photo of the bride, her dress and any other details that for her styling on her wedding day).
Step 2 – We then source for a doll with the same hair and skin color of the bride.
Step 3 – We buy the fabrics, trims and beads that closest resemble the wedding gown and accessories the client is wearing.
Step 4 – Production begins. The paper pattern is made. Miniature dress is cut, assembled and tailored. Hair is restyled. Jewelry, bouquet and accessories are restyled.
Step 5 – Your replica doll is photographed and shipped to you. *Delivery lead-time is 3-4 weeks.
All custom dolls are $499