Mad Wife In The Attic

Lady-Like Minikin

In my last post, I shared some history of miniature mannequins in retail, and I shared photos of my mannequin project in various stages. Here are some pictures of the finished “Minikin.”

I used a Tonner Company Antoinette doll as the basis. After studying the posture and style of vintage mannequins, I reshaped her face and resculpted sections of her body to make her look like a 1940s style mannequin. I used Apoxie Sculpt clay and LaDoll clay. She is painted to look like painted plaster. Her lingerie is permanently attached to her body, but she could wear a dress over it. She disassembles and fits snugly in her custom crate. She stands on a wooden base and is 16” tall, or ¼ scale as a miniature mannequin.

<<Click this photo to follow a link to Flickr and see a 3 minute video showing how she assembles.  This is my first video effort 🙂


The “Lady-Like Minikin” has found a new home at “Facets by Marcia” where she is modelling miniature accessories that are for sale in Marcia’s shop. How perfect is that?


Click to visit Facets Boutique:   The Premiere Source for Doll Accessories



This entry was published on November 19, 2018 at 12:22 am. It’s filed under Art Doll, Doll Making, Mannequins, Modifications, Sculpture, Uncategorized, Vintage Dolls and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Lady-Like Minikin

  1. Debra Ceeko on said:

    I absolutely love her! Will you be making more? I would love to have one.

    • I wasn’t planning to make any others, but I’ve gotten such nice comments, and I’m starting to get ideas for a second version. So, I’ll probably make another one in the Spring. I’ll post pictures when I get her going.

  2. Joan S. on said:

    you are amazing!

    joan, Cleveland, oh

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