The heart of a sailor, the passion of the tempestuous seas and the strength of the wild tiger is Alfonso the Magnificent. The greatest showman of his time, Alfonso astounds audiences with his burly strength and majestically strong features. A mere seaman at the start of this tale, Alfonso seeks solace from broken heart on board a weather beaten ship bound for England.
His tattoos embroider his body with tales of high seas; a ship in a stormy bottle, fragile as life itself, the call of the siren to certain death and the roll of a dice that leads to fortune and love. Tossed from the sea at the whim of a beautiful mermaid, Alfonso meets with destiny as he dares to ‘dream big’ in the circus.
Quiet and uncertain our shy showman cowers in the shadow of the spotlight when it comes to love, but he is soon spellbound by the flamboyant vixen of the devilish high wire, Dita Von Stitch. Her alluring feminine wiles were quick to capture Alfonso’s heart and, in return, he bears the key to unlock hers.
Their story of love is as fathomless as the deep, a whirl of desire and danger. It is up to you to embroider the rest of their fateful tale, how will Lady Luck play her hand?
All you need is imagination and a sewing machine.
• Cut and sew body complete with underwear
• Cut and sew brogues
• Stuffing, instructions and clothes patterns
• A carefully selected combination of fabrics and trimmings enabling you to make Bertie’s first outfit
• Fob watch and chain
Send us your pictures of your completed Bertie, and any snaps you get of him while out and about to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on Instagram tagging @thedollcollective. Bertie can’t wait to show us what he’s made of!