Here are 4 dresses that I already have pictures of. The pink one has gone to live with Maggie (from AL–Hey Sweetie!). The others are in my doll cupboard. I think to sell them I would have to have better pics. I took these outside and it messed up the focus a little. Ones I have taken inside with a white background have been much better focused, but I don’t have them online yet.
These are for 18-inch dolls. I don’t have any American Girl Dolls in my personal collection, but I do have Christian Alternatives (Elsie Dinsmore from A Life of Faith, P31, and some day the Beautiful Girlhood collection from the Vision Forum)
I also have 14-inch dolls from the Faith and Friends collection. They’re moderately priced and suprisingly good quality. Perfect Christian alternative to Barbie. They’re shaped like little girls instead of sex-symbols, but they’re the perfect size for playing and dressing up.
Lastly I have an assortment of 7 to 8-inch dolls such as Ginny, Riley-Kish, & Alexanderkins.
I know some of the recommendations given are to copy American Girl designs, but I don’t think I can do that. I don’t think I’m a “copy” type of person, but more of a “create my own original” type of person.
You know how some actors are compared to others, like “He’s another James Dean” or “She’s the new Sarah Berhart”. I would rather be James Dean or Sarah Berhart, doing my very best and then being the one that others are compared to. It may be a little egocentric to think that way, but my momma did teach me to be an original, if nothing else.
My question is, how much do I sell them for. One lady said that $20 was too much, but I know that the work that went into the Civil War era green one below is worth at least $20, and actually even more. So how do I determine prices? Does anyone know or have a link to somewhere wtih information on how to figure it out?
The green dress is circa 1862. The blue one is late Victorian, after the second bustle era, so about 1890. The other two are mostly modern.
Any help would be much appreciated.