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Nancy Morin

Meet Lupine Artisan Nancy Morin

I have sewn for most of my life, from clothing to quilts and crafts. My first thing ever was doll clothes sewn by hand for my doll as a child. Over the years I have sewn for myself, my kids, family, and friends. Sewing has always been fun and relaxing for me. I starting making the 18" doll clothes when my granddaughter recieved her American girl doll. I have enjoyed making each and every outfit, paying attention to being sure they are sturdy and durable for lots of enjoyment. I finish all seams and use velcro closure.

History of American Dolls: In 1984, educator, writer, and entrepreneur Pleasant T. Rowland was looking for dolls to give her nieces for Christmas. She found baby dolls (which emphasize mothering) and teenage or adult dolls (which emphasize future aspirations of an older age), but no dolls that realistically represented girls in an nine-to-twelve age range. This experience was coupled with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, a place which Rowland felt personified the accessibility of living history and which inspired her to create a line of historical character dolls and books.

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