1920s Boudoir Doll Workshop


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Popular throughout the Jazz Age, boudoir dolls were fashionable accessories for a woman’s bedroom. Designed for display, these flapper dolls were also known as French dolls and bed dolls. They usually had painted facial features, cloth bodies and elongated legs and were dressed in beautifully-made clothing to reflect the latest trends, film stars or historical fancy dress.

At this two-day workshop you will make your very own boudoir doll under the guidance of an expert seamstress. Working with a bespoke mini couture kit from The Doll Collective, you will construct your doll from a 1920s pattern printed on quality cotton in England. Your character is then ready to be brought to life with a couture outfit. Follow the suggested patterns or let your imagination run wild with inspiration from the 1920s Jazz Age exhibition. There are lots of opportunities for customisation as you imagine your character’s personality, place in life and wardrobe, whether for sport, high tea or jazz dancing.

Venue Details & Map

Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street
+44 (0)20 7407 8664
Public transport:
From London Bridge Station walk towards Tower Bridge down Tooley Street for about 3 minutes. Then turn right in Bermondsey Street. The museum is on the left hand side of the street.

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