February 12, 2016 at 7:06 pm
Designer dolls and playful popyns
Jane and Ninya found their Valentines! They’ve fallen head over heels for a diminutive Tudor chap named Thomas Howard and his small sidekick Robert Cavarden. Thomas is 20 inches tall and dressed to kill in gold-trimmed red velvet and silk and is the creation of Julie Preece, an avid Tudor Tailor reader. She was inspired to make a doll dressed in clothes adapted from patterns in The Tudor Tailor and chose to base him on cover boy The man in red. Julie cleverly sourced the most effective materials, trimmings and accessories to make ‘Thomas Howard’ look both convincing and characterful.