I love how the fashion history of Bleuette also reflects the current world affairs of the time. With World War I breaking out in 1914, and Alsace being located on the border of Germany, its understandable this regional costume was offered twice in two years, to celebrate national identity. Your own darling Bleuette will wear her costume with pride on national holidays!
I used vintage and antique fabrics and trims to create this outstanding regional costume. Many beautiful details include antique buttons, brass eyelets, silk tassels, and antique French lace and trim.
Blouse and bloomers are vintage cotton muslin with French lace and antique mother-of-pearl buttons.
Skirt is wool crepe, trimmed with antique French braid.
Corset is cotton velveteen, lined and tied with cotton cording
Apron is antique jacquard woven French silk .
Her exquisite bonnet is silk satin with a cotton velveteen cap. A silk rosette of the French national colors adorns it prettily. It is said that the girls from Alsace wore their rosettes with pride if they visited the city.
This ensemble fits both vintage and reproduction Bleuettes. Doll, socks and shoes are not included.