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Boudoir Doll Clothing Patterns - Authentic Reproductions

These are reprints of original boudoir doll patterns that I found on Etsy. There are more. Here is a link to the Etsy patterns.

How to

Here is a "How To" to make a turban/headdress. Then, add any type embellishments

You can turn a Plain Jane (above) to a Fabulous Flapper (below) by adding an Era-appropriate outfit (this one was created by a vintage boudoir doll pattern) and a headband.

Because this glass-eyed doll is missing her lashes, the feather headdress compensates and detracts from the loss. Also, I removed her unflattering vintage wig replacement, and thanks to Sue, her crumbling wig is a new mohair replacement. It's important not to put a thick wig on these dolls. It would look obviously replaced. I'll bet you wouldn't have known her wig had been replaced had you not seen her before photo. Plus, the headdress camouflages any hair issues.
Anyway, some easy and Era-appropriate enhancements that will not alter the doll like painting will. And, making a headdress wasn't as difficult as I thought. If I can do it, anyone can do it!


Headbands/Headdresses can make a dramatic difference in your boudoir doll and emphasize the era from which she came. Below, is information about making your doll a headband/headdress that will vamp up your doll! (Courtesy of Sue)

Cloche Hats

If you have a boudoir doll with hair issues or want your boudoir doll to have a flapper look, a cloche hat is a solution. Here is a glass-eyed doll and another shoulderhead-type doll, wearing a hand-made cloche hat.
Do you want to make your doll a hat? Sue created a pattern to make a boudoir doll-sized version. I will make it available for you to download (see below)

Here are photos of the pattern, and here is a link to the .pdf version that is the full-sized cloche hat pattern. I'd love to see what you create! 

Pierre Imans Mannequins

Pierre Imans created the most realistic-looking mannequins!

Glass Eyed Boudoir Doll with Store Tag

This rare glass eyed doll wears her original outfit. The outfit is tagged G. Fox & Co. Click on the photo of the store tag, below, to learn about this department store.

Some People Call Them Bed Dolls

Here is a 1930s photo (and negative) of a boudoir doll, sitting on a bed.  That's how my collection got started; only one for the bed......

Memorial Day

This is about the guys that didn't come home......

Unintentional Flirt

This Keeneye Boudoir Doll looks like she's winking, but it's because of her missing face paint. Despite her condition,  she's wearing her original dress which appears to be in great shape. Her matching pink boudoir doll shoes are not a common find. Her hat may be an add-on, but it's certainly a fancy bonnet!

Keeneye Boudoir Doll

Here is a very nice Keeneye boudoir doll, wearing her original costume.

Cloth Face Boudoir Doll

Here is a nice cloth face boudoir doll. She has composition arms.


This cute French doll head appears to be a JxB.

1920s Women's Fashion

Here is a slide show of photographs, from the 1920s, showing Ladies' Fashion. I muted the sound, I hope. I found the choice of music not fitting of the era, and quite annoying. After all, it was the silent screen era.....

Muller Volkstedt Half Doll Figurine

This is a German-made Half Doll/Figurine. I've never seen one like this. She is dressed as a Chorus Girl.


This is an Italian-made boudoir doll from Alma. They were a Lenci competitor. She has a swivel waist.

Here is an Alma from my collection. I believe she may have had some restoration. She is similar to the Alma, above, except this one is a smoker. She has the same body with swivel waist.

Too Sweet!

Louis Sherry French Chocolates Ad This ad features Lencis, including my personal favorite, the Fadette!

Even Sweeter!

Louis Sherry French Chocolates Ad This ad features a "Cubeb" and a Lenci doll. I have seen this particular Cubeb referred to in ads as "The Parisienne," "Charleston Girl" and "Felt Doll" (referring to her felt pant outfit)


Louis Sherry French Chocolates Ad
The boudoir doll featured in this ad appears to be an all composition, jointed smoker, aka Cubeb. Although, I've never seen the name Cubeb associated with these dolls in any doll ads I've found so far, that is what Collectors have named them.

French Boudoir Doll Pillow

French Boudoir Doll Pillow - GORGEOUS!

For Sale - French Smiler Boudoir Doll

French Boudoir Doll Smiler Available on eBay

For Sale - Lenci Torino

Lenci Torino Boudoir Doll Available on eBay