The adventures of a bunch of 18" dolls

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I made Becky´s apron from this pattern by Manysmallfriends.

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“Meet Me In St. Louis”, based on Sally Benson´s “Kensington Stories” is set in 1903/04. The main characters are the four daughters of the Smith family – Rose (18), Esther (16 1/2), Agnes (14) and Sarah, nicknamed “Tootie” (5). Both Agnes and Tootie fall into the target range, being played by actresses aged 5-8 (Tootie) and 10-14 (Agnes) on stage and in the gorgeous 1944 movie.

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The original book came out in 1913, but the 1960 movie is set around 1900 – 1905, like AG´s Samantha or my own Lettie.

(In fact, I decided to make my Victorian/Edwardian character a blonde after seeing Hayley Mills in some of her period roles.)

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Hayley is inspired by Hayley Mills in her double role as twins, Susan and Sharon in The Parent Trap (1961).

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