New Paper Doll Outfit: The Miller’s Daughter

This is Alana’s first costume from Faerie Tale Theatre, although she will have others. This is the Miller’s Daughter’s peasant dress from Rumpelstiltskin. The entire dress, both overdress and underdress, were the same shade of pale green and appeared to be made of some kind of linen. She wore a ribbon necklace that was tucked under the neck of the dress until she pulled it out to trade it to Rumpelstiltskin (I’ve included it in the outfit). This was a pretty good version of the story, although I found the magical animals that helped the Miller’s Daughter out a little odd. This was actually one of my favorite fairy tales as a child and I liked it dark (among my other favorite stories were The Pied Piper and the version of Cinderella where the stepsisters cut parts of their feet off and I have no real explanation for this – I was as well adjusted as the next kid). I liked the versions where Rumpelstiltskin gets his foot stuck in the floor and has to rip off his leg or gets pulled down into Hell at the end. Edward Gorey illustrated a version of it (I think with the Hell ending) that was a particular favorite when I was little. I actually tracked it down online and bought myself a copy so that I have one now because I liked it so much. It’s good and creepy!

This dress and all of Alana’s other outfits can be found along with the doll herself on her page. She’s got a gown fit for a queen coming up next.

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