I just recently saw a westie stuffed animal in JCpenney's that looks really similar to Coconut. I'm not sure of scale to the doll however as I've never seen Coconut. I plan on picking him up next time I'm at the mall. (He's $6 with some perfume I think)
Home: Julie *custom*, Kirsten, Samantha (WB), 33,
Waiting for shipment : Ivy
Away at the hospital: Molly
I got it today and I love it except... I had a great deal of trouble getting the pants onto my Kirsten (Samantha is visiting the girl next door until Friday) I feel that they are too tight to be historically accurate (not to mention deuced uncomfortable) There's no way Samantha would be able to wear her bloomers underneath. (never mind the real type of underwear women wore)
I absolutely love how Kirsten looks in the shirt and hat, with the skirt I made...very sophisticated
Edit: It fits my PM Samantha better then my Kirsten (I am thinking Kirsten is older and fatter then Sam) however I like it on Kirsten better. (and Kirsten says to get her more clothes too) Unfortunately my toddler lost one of the spats Hopefully it will show up.
I just got the Mattel version in the mail today...its nice but it seems like the fabric is stiffer then I remember the premattel version to be. I also dont think it looks very good with the the paniers in her underpinnings set. There just simply is not enough material in the skirt...B+ could be improved with more fabric in the skirt and softer fabric.
I I'm guessing the accuracy comes from whether or not Felicity was wealthy enough to be wearing a white dress.
Although the 18th century is not my area of expertise...I am quite knowledgable about Elizabethan fashions...and I am assuming they are similar. In the previous centuries all underclothing was white. You may think "why would someone wear wear white when its just going to get stained" That was the beauty of it...they actually bleached the white in the sun. Therefore since it was such a simple process I would assume less then 2 centuries later, a wealthy merchant's family can afford the common white clothing. The only thing I really have to contest is that it should have been linen (though not sure when the cotton gin was invented)
Now I want to make this outfit for my doll...out of linen of course