Thursday, May 7, 2015

10 Inch Tonner Patsy with New Dress

I've been wanting to acquire a new Tonner Patsy, largely because I wanted to see the new body with bending knees, elbows and wrists. Unfortunately for me, the new Patsy dolls don't really appeal to me, even after seeing one in person. Their combination of large eyes, lots of long, applied eyelashes, and sober appearance was too waif-like for me. Picture Oliver Twist saying "Please, can I have some more?"

However, when I saw Sydney of Dolly Panic was giving Patsy dolls new eyes, and new wigs, I found a Patsy I could bring home.


I've been debating a name for her. I think I might go with Posy. I love her new gray eyes, and I think her painted-on eyelashes are perfectly fine. Her wig is very nice and soft.


I've been wanting to blog about her sooner, but I wanted to give her something to wear first! With the warm weather arriving here in NE Ohio, a sundress was perfect to sew, and not too difficult. I still hate gathers, though. Her dress is made out of blue cotton chambray, with fake tucks on the bodice, and insertion trim on the skirt. The bodice is lined with cotton voile, which I again starched. The voile is so thin and delicate that it unravels very easily. I may stick with a cotton batiste as a lining for the bigger dolls.



Ann and Sophie are happy to welcome Posy to their group.
Since Posy has a new body, I took a couple of pictures comparing this latest body with the oldest one. In between these two types, 10 inch dolls got bending knees, and now have added bending elbows and wrists. Other doll lines that have used this body are Petite Filles, Dr. Seuss, Half Pint, and It's a Small World. Half Pint and Patsy dolls are technically dolls by Effanbee, which is owned by Robert Tonner. The official Effanbee site has not been updated since 2010, however. Half Pint and Mary Engelbreit dolls are also from Effanbee.

I have to admit as far as weight and feel, I prefer the older body. It's nice to have both kinds now, though.




Tonner has certainly gotten a lot of use out of the 10 inch body sculpt. I will be looking for a few more of this body type to add to my collection.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress. I love the doll, her face is so sweet and innocent:)

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  2. Those eyes are mesmerizing! I have a passion for articulated doll regardless of size!

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    1. Sydney really did a good job with her eyes. Big improvement for me over Tonner's version, honestly.

      I do appreciate Posy's articulation for sure, but I love Ann and Sophie, too. :)

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  3. The wig on her is fabulous - I love both the style and the colours.

    Interesting to see the articulation as well. I wish more of the Tonner lines would avoid those hinged knees - especially when they're already using ball-joints for the elbows. Still, she looks like a quality doll!

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  4. The hinged knees are an interesting choice here. Maybe part of it is because the bending knees were added first; I think some of the last dolls in the Ann Estelle line had bending knees, whereas I think the articulated arms are new with the newer Patsy dolls. In person, the hinged knees make her look more like a toddler, I think; the legs are broader.

    I think the wig is a great fit for her as well. She really is nicely done.

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  6. Interesting how the different eyes make for different looking characters.

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    1. It is pretty neat how much change can be accomplished with the same doll face.

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