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Lincoln Mold Company - Exclusive Distributor of the Betty Bailey Originals Molds


Issue 18 - August 20, 2005

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Lincoln Mold Newsletter
Issue 18 - August 26, 2005


A Three Part Series

This is the way the wigs were made for all of Lincoln Mold Company’s fashion dolls.

Mohair is the choice of materials for the Fashion Plate Collection. Only mohair gives the effect that is needed for 19th century dolls. Start with the best quality of mohair. There are several sources to from which to order it. It can be purchased straight from the farm unwashed, or washed and processed in different lengths or purchased in wefts ready to use. Our wig instructions will start with the wefts already made.

Part 1

You will need a porcelain doll head to form the wig cap. Use the same doll head mold that you are making the wig for, a flawed head that would have been discarded will work very nicely. Remove the ears before firing.

Using paper towel cut 3 pieces large enough to cover the hair area on the doll head. Wet the 3 layers of paper towel. Palace the first piece over the head and flatten it down with the palm of your hand. Place the second paper towel in the same place on the head and flatten it down. After the third piece has been added, flattened all 3 pieces and press with the palm squeezing out as much water as possible. Let it set over night to dry. The paper towel is used to make room under the wig cap for hair that will be glued inside it

Place a piece of plastic wrap over the head, stretching it down tight over the head. Secure the plastic with a rubber band around the neck. Wrap the rubber band around the neck several times to make it tight. Then distribute the gathers in the plastic by pulling the lower edge down while the rubber band holds it in place. Place a second layer of plastic wrap over the first and distribute the gathers in it also. Now the head is ready to form a wig cap. It can be used several times as it is. If the plastic becomes damaged, just replace it. The top layer of plastic will be destroyed when the wig cap is taken off the head. Just replace it for the next wig cap

Now available
Lady Marion 17

Click here for more images of the new 17 inch Lady Marion.
Molds for our brand new Lady Marion 17 inch doll are now available. She has a porcelain head and upper body. that ends just below the bust. She has a shapely cloth body and full porcelain arms that can also be cut off just below the elbow for using half arms and a wire armature.Her legs are porcelain up to just above the knee. Her shoes were sculpted smooth except for the shoe soles. Her shoes may be painted on in any style




Soft 100% cotton fabric is used for the wig cap itself. Use fabric the same color as the hair. Make a pattern for the wig cap fabric, it should be large enough to cover the area on the head where the hair grows plus ¼ over.

For the wig cap, cut 2 fabric pieces using this pattern. The doll's head circumference will determine the size the fabric pieces should be.

Dip the 1st piece of fabric in white glue. Place the fabric on the dolls head over the plastic. Smooth the fabric down around the head with your fingers. The fabric edges will be fluted out in 6 or 7 places. Stretch the fabric down with your fingers in

between the flutes all around. Using small detail scissors cut the center of each flute all the way up to where the fabric is laying flat against the head. Lap the cut edges of the fabric over each other pressing each edge down against the head making the fabric smooth there. After cutting each flute make sure the fabric is all laying flat on the head with no puckers. Let it dry a few minuets for the edges to adhere. Repeat this step with the 2nd layer of fabric. Set aside to dry over night. If humps form as it is drying they can be pressed down flat.

When fabric is completely dry, outline the actual hair line all around. Draw in sideburns in front of the ears. Draw the hairline as it would appear naturally. Make it symmetrical and even on both sides before cutting.

Cut the rubber band on the last layer of plastic wrap. Carefully remove the wig cap from the head. The wig cap will slip right off the head with one layer of plastic wrap inside it. Trim the edges of the wig cap slightly above the hairline drawn. The hair will fill in and fall where the hair line normally would be.

Coming next newsletter Part 2

.Lincoln Mold Company would like to thank everyone who made our show at the Doll Artisan Guild International Convention 2005 in Chicago such a success. We had a great time and loved seeing all our old friends.


Introducing Betty Bailey's New Fall Collection of Patterns
"The Titanic Era Collection"

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