So here they are. I call the first one Molly because she's a type that I make--the first Molly being one I sold at UFDC last year, and got so many orders for. So I call her type a Molly Doll...meaning a black lady of middle income from around the late 1800's era. She has a linen apron and wool felt boots that are laced up permanently with cotton thread.
The second doll is Clarise, who is different than Molly because of her lighter skin, blue-gray eyes and fancier clothing. Her shoes and hose are painted, and she wears a hardened corset w/ antique lace. I imagined a story for her as I made her, one of those neither-nor stories that can be sweet or tragic, depending on the fortitude of the heroine.
Anyway, here they are in their cotton dresses. I still haven't learned to make button holes on my machine (someday!) so they have handmade button holes instead of hooks because I felt like it. Their gown skirts are very fully gathered, and their unders are suited to the economics of their day. They are each made from a Greiner doll body pattern, with big ol' butts, skinny middles, and broad shoulders.
I hope you like them. I do. :~)