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Doll Re-Stringing Supplies & Service

Most antique and vintage jointed dolls were strung together using elastic cords or rubber bands. These are prone to slackening/perishing with age and will often need replacing at some time during a doll's life. Always ensure this is done correctly as incorrect tension can result in unstableness or damage to head and weakening to doll's body openings.

Here at Diane's Dolls UK, I offer a professional restringing service for all antique bisque, composition and hard plastic dolls. Prices start from £15.00 (depending upon your dolls type/size) plus their return journey home. This service includes a freshen up of your doll using professional quality cleaning products and your doll is usually returned home within the week. Please contact me for further details.

If you prefer to re-string your own dolls, I can also help!.. I'm often asked if I can supply the elastic cord I use in my doll re-stringing clinic so here it is!!..

An excellent professional quality elastic cord with multi stranded rubber core encased by strong woven polyester outer sheath. Extremely tough and long lasting, it provides excellent tension for doll re-stringing and has the capability to stretch to 100% plus.

4 sizes of Doll Restringing Elastic

Due to popular demand, I now supply the largest size elastic cord used in my re-stringing clinic. These 4mm and 5mm sizes are superior quality elastic cords, essential strength, durability and tension for re-stringing larger sized antique bisque and hard plastic dolls.

4mm Doll Re-stringing Elastic5mm Doll Restringing Elastic

All elastic cords are supplied in 3 metre length packs, just select your size from the drop down box below..

Sizes

6 inch Locking Forceps for Doll Re-Stringing - £6.99

6 inch Locking Forceps for Doll Re-Stringing Elastic Repairs - £6.99

This is the same brand of straight nose 6 inch locking forceps I use in my doll re-stringing clinic. Made from stainless steel with locking mechanism to grip cord when forcep jaws are closed.

Sizes

10 inch Locking Forceps for Doll Re-Stringing - Long Reach - £9.99

10 inch Locking Forceps for Doll Re-Stringing Elastic Repairs - Long Reach - £9.99

This is the same brand of 10 inch straight nose locking forceps I use in my doll re-stringing clinic, the long reach nose makes them invaluable for reaching into deeper cavities when re-stringing larger dolls. Made from stainless steel with locking mechanism to grip cord when forcep jaws are closed.

Sizes

Original 1950s Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigree Baby featured - SOLD

Original 1950s Doll Knitting Pattern - Pedigree Baby featured - £3.95

Illustrated with Pedigree Delite baby on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s Bestway 3504 knitting pattern for baby doll outfit of dress, coat, bonnet, pilch and shoes. Suitable for baby doll sizes 18 inch and 20 inches in height. Stated wool requirements .. 7 ounces EMU "Easyknit", no 10 & 12 knitting needles. 4 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original 1950s pattern showing a few light creases, minor marks but overall very good condition for years. One knitter has written "100 100" under the price of 9d (4p).

Original 1950s Sirdar Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Rosebuds featured - SOLD

Original 1950s Sirdar Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Rosebuds featured - £3.95

Illustrated with Rosebud babies on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s Sirdar 7699 knitting pattern for baby doll outfit of dress, bonnet, knickers, vest and shoes. Suitable for baby doll sizes 10 inch and 14 inches in height. Stated wool requirements .. Sunshine baby wool (shrink resist) or Majestic 3 ply. 8 pages in total including front and back This is a genuine original 1950s pattern showing a few marks, minor tears and creases but all perfectly readable. One knitter has kept track of her rows on back pages with 2 rows of crossings off.

Original 1950s Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigrees & Rosebud featured - £3.95

Original 1950s Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigrees & Rosebud featured - £3.95

Illustrated with Pedigree Delite Grumpy, Pedigree Highland Lassie and Rosebud miniature doll on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s Bestway A2591 knitting pattern for Pixie suit, bobble hat, shoes and mitts. Suitable for doll sizes 6 - 8 inch (2ply), 10-12 inch (3ply) and 14-16 inch dolls (4ply). 4 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original 1950s pattern showing old marks and creases but all perfectly readable.

Price £3.95 + £1.20 UK Postage

Original 1950s "Quickly Knitted Clothes" Knitting Pattern Booklet - SOLD

Original 1950s "Quickly Knitted Clothes for Dolls" Knitting Pattern Booklet - £3.95

Original 1950s Penelope "Quickly Knitted Clothes for Dolls" Knitting Pattern Booklet 6 outfits each in 3 sizes, 12, 14 and 16 inches in height and main featured outfit also for 20 inch dolls. Pattern booklet has 20 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original vintage pattern showing light marks and spine would benefit re-stapling as pages loose.

Original 1950s Sirdar Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Priscilla Baby Featured - £3.95

Original 1950s Sirdar Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Priscilla Baby Featured - £3.95

Original 1950s Sirdar 7309 Majestic 3-ply knitting pattern for doll outfit of dress, coat, bonnet and bootees. Pattern booklet has 6 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original vintage pattern showing scuffing, creasing and spine has old tape.

Price £3.95 + £1.20 UK Postage

Original 1950s/60s Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Roddy dolls featured - £3.95

Original 1950s/60s Knitting Pattern 11 and 13" Dolls - Roddy dolls featured - £3.95

Illustrated with hard plastic Roddy dolls on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s/60s Lavenda Hand Knit double knitting pattern for doll outfit of dress, pilch, vest, jumper, skirt, cap, dress, cape/hood and handbag. Suitable for doll sizes 11 and 13 inches in height. Stated wool requirements .. 2-4oz Lavenda double knitting wool or Lavenda double crepe 4 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original vintage pattern showing light marks, small tear to bottom and several row markings, spine has old tape.

Price £3.95 + £1.20 UK Postage

1950s 12, 14, 16" Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigree Baby featured - £3.95

1950s 12, 14, 16" Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern - Pedigree Baby featured - £3.95

Illustrated with hard plastic Pedigree and a Jubilee composition baby on the front, this is a delightful original 1950s Bestway 3652 double knitting pattern for baby doll outfit of dress, coat, bonnet, beret, leggings and rompers. Suitable for baby doll sizes 12, 14 and 16 inches in height. Stated wool requirements .. double knitting wool 4 sides in total including front and back This is a genuine original 1950s pattern showing creasing and pencil writing to back but overall very good condition for years.

Price £3.95 + £1.20 UK Postage

Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Sandals (SMALL) - £4.50 (per pair)

Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Strappy Sandals (white) Size: 1 3/4 x 5/8 inch - £4.50Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Strappy Sandals (Black) - 1 3/4 x 5/8 inch - £4.50

Colours/Sizes

Brand new Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Strappy Sandals - Modelled above by 15" Pedigree vintage teenage doll to give you an idea of size (doll not included). Available in black or white. Size Small - measure approx 1 & 1/2 inch x 5/8 inch.  

Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Sandals (MEDIUM) - £5.50 (per pair)

Colours/Sizes

Brand new Teen Fashion Doll High Heel Strappy Sandals - Modelled above by 18" Roddy vintage teenage doll to give you an idea of size (doll not included). Available in black or white. Size MEDIUM - measure approx 1 & 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch. 

5 pairs x Original 1950s/60s Vintage White Cotton Doll Knickers - £3.00

5 pairs x Vintage White Cotton Doll Knickers (MEDIUM) - £3.00 5 pairs x Vintage White Cotton Doll Knickers (MEDIUM) - £3.00

5 pairs of original 1950s/60s vintage white cotton doll knickers, modelled here by a 13 inch BND toddler doll to give you an idea of size (doll and shoes not included!) but also fits many similar sized hard plastic such as Pedigrees, Roddys, Rosebuds and vintage vinyl dolls such as Teeny Tiny Tears amongst many others. Measurements are 2.5 inches from waistband to crotch, approx 8 inches around waist. These doll knickers are old shop stock, never been used.

3 pairs x Large Vintage Cinderella Doll Sandals - Size 3 - £3.90

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Three pairs of unused old shop stock Cinderella pink sandals to fit larger sized dolls. They're size 3, modelled above by 20 inch Pedigree toddler to give you an idea of size (snug fit). Measurements are approx 3 inches length x 1.75 inch width. (doll not included).

3 pairs x Black Bow Front Cinderella Doll Shoes - Fits Miss Rosebud - SOLD

3 pairs x Black Bow Front Cinderella Doll Shoes - Fits Miss Rosebud - £4.993 pairs x Black Bow Front Cinderella Doll Shoes - Fits Miss Rosebud - £4.99

3 pairs of Cinderella doll shoes - size 04, fits smaller dolls such as Miss Rosebud. Bow front style slip on-s measuring approx 3 cm x 2 cm These are a slightly wider fitting than the Cinderella strap over shoes of this size enabling socks to be worn with this size doll.

3 pairs x Black Strap Over Cinderella Doll Shoes - Fits Miss Rosebud - SOLD

3 pairs x Black Strap Over Cinderella Doll Shoes - Fits Miss Rosebud - £4.993 pairs x Black Strap Over Cinderella Doll Shoes - Fits Miss Rosebud - £4.99

3 pairs of Cinderella doll shoes - size 05, fits smaller dolls such as Miss Rosebud. Strap over style measuring approx 3 cm x 1.7 cm These are a slightly narrower fitting than the bow front shoes (above) and best worn without socks.

 

 

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