*** MINIATURE BLEUETTE'S ***
These dolls were also shown along with several other mini doll artists Bleuettes, in the Feb. 2006 issue of The Dolls' House Magazine which is published in the UK. I am also the featured artist in the Vol. 2 No. 3 Summer 2009 issue of "The Bleuette Connection".
WHO IS BLEUETTE?
The original Bleuette
(measured 27 cm. (10 5/8”) in height) is a doll that was offered to young
girls in France from 1905-1960, and was only available through La Semaine
de Suzette, a weekly periodical for girls. The magazine was filled with
games, crafts, recipes and stories along with patterns to make clothing for
Bleuette. There were more than 1,060 patterns published over the 55 years
Bleuette was produced. She was
the Barbie doll of her time. Several different heads were produced during
these years, the most popular being the 301.
Here is a picture of the miniature Bleuette's with a larger Bleuette to give you an idea of their size.
reproductions of the sweet Bleuette 301 have real upper lashes and painted
straight down lashes just like the original 301. Mini Bleuette 301 measures a
mere 2 3/8 inches tall. She is perfect as a doll for your special larger
Bleuette or as a special dollhouse doll in a miniature scene.
Bleuette is an
all-bisque doll and is made of the finest porcelain. She is jointed at the
neck shoulders and thighs. Extra care and detail was put into the making of
her. Special attention to details like fingernails and polishing of the bisque
for a smooth surface adds to the value of this tiny doll. Delicately china
painted features were fired in a kiln up to 5 times to build up a natural
use an original Bleuette 301 as a painting guide.
The costumes are reproductions of the outfits that were featured in La Semaine de Suzette and are not removable, thus allowing a better fit and an all around match to her outfit such as shoes, hats and hairstyles.
If you would like to order a miniature
Bleuette, please send the name of the doll you would like along with your
payment (personal check or money order in the USA) along with $6.50 shipping
for any size order to:
Lucie Winsky Dolls
You may also email me your order and I
will send you a Paypal invoice:
This little Bleu is dressed in one of her favorite outfits inspired by a Bécassine Costume appearing in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in 1908. The dress is made of green cotton with black velvet trim, red and white cotton bodice and a white batiste apron and cap. Lace undies and a red and white checked slip keep her warm underneath it all. Bleuette’s Bécassine doll wears a matching outfit. Little Bleu has soft brown hair that is made of viscose, a rayon fiber. She has striped red and white stockings and faux wooden shoes.
This little Bleu is wearing a Halloween costume of a Kitty. It is made out of a soft velour material. A pink silk ribbon ties at her neck. She carries her trick-or-treat bag. The kitty tail doubles as a stand.
Regional costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette 1930
issue. The dress is made of red cotton with a white cotton batiste blouse. The
vest is black velvet and is trimmed with an antique ribbon. The coif and apron
are made from antique fabric.
costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette in the Nov. 14,
1915 issue. Her dress is made of green cotton and a white cotton batiste
blouse and apron. The vest is laced up the front and is made of black velvet
as is the hat and trim. A large 3-looped black silk bow adorns her hat and
hangs down the back of her head.
appearing in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette 1928 issue. The dress
is made of pink silk taffeta and is trimmed with pink silk ribbon. Her hat is
made of Swiss straw and trimmed with pink silk ribbon flowers and a bow. She
has white cotton batiste undergarments trimmed with French cotton lace.
Bleuette’s dark brown hair is made of viscose fibers.
costume appeared in the French magazine La Semaine de Suzette Feb. 20, 1930
issue. The dress is made of green cotton with a black cotton batiste blouse.
The apron is made from white Anglaise cotton. French cotton lace and black
silk ribbon makes up her bonnet/coif. She has white cotton batiste
undergarments trimmed with French cotton lace. Bleuette’s brown hair is made
of viscose fibers and is styled in the Breton fashion.
Miniature Bleuette’s wedding gown is made of
white china silk and French cotton lace. Her veil is made from silk illusion
netting which is so soft to the touch and drapes meltingly over her gowns
train. Tiny silk ribbon roses adorn the top of her veil. Matching roses make
up her bouquet, which is attached to her hand by tiny elastic. Delicate pearls
are interspersed with the roses. Mini Bleu has little white shoes with pearl
trim. She wears her mothers pearl necklace and even wears a blue garter to
have “something borrowed and something blue”.
Mini Aviator Bleuette
is dressed in a blue cotton jumpsuit. Tiny wooden buttons adorn the front of
her outfit and close the straps at her wrists, ankles and her belt. She wears
a suede Aviator hat with leather goggles. A warm red scarf wraps around her
brown boots are made from decoupaged paper. She stands easily with a dab of
mini wax at the bottom of her shoes or you may place her in her plane for an
miniature Bleuettes are the same size as Bécassine
and make a cute scene together.
Joseph (newer) Janna
Joseph (older) John