Sunday, February 27, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I am having a blast making these!! All are machine embroidered which takes a little forethought and special prep work but so worth the effort. The only sad part is I can not offer the scull print pants for sale because I don’t have that fabric anymore. But these still look great with solid black pants or mini skirts.
The tank top just slips over the head of most Barbie type dolls. It can be made with an opening in the back like the top in the middle picture.
I’ll have many more to share soon!!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This is a full circle skirt with an elastic waist and a zippered top in lovely Spring colors. Full tulle half slip adds a bit of fun. This fits only the early body types of Barbie and fashion dolls. My red-haired beauty here is a mid-sixties bubble cut that I had to give a new face to. This style is well suited for this doll and the era she is from.
The skirt band is eyelet lace elastic and I took advantage of the eyelets to weave a chiffon ribbon in a matching color, finishing the look with a bow.
Next up will be some fun embroidered outfits that I’m getting ready for a show next month. My very first doll show ever!!! March 18th and 19th in Puyallup. I am sharing a booth with a dear friend that makes incredible dolls she cast the heads of and paints the faces and then puts them on Barbie type bodies. If you would like to see some of her wonderful creations, look in my favorites Links for “Wildflower Dolls”.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I thought I’d step away from my normal “comfortable” line of designs and do something fancy. I salvaged a lovely vintage crystal buckle from an old dress that was going to the trash. It was my inspiration. The fabric I was amazed to find at a Goodwill! Five yards of beautiful blue silk linen, for $2.99!!! Someone was planning a nice outfit. Fortunately for me, they gave up!! My lovely lady has white lacy thigh high hosiery that fit perfectly into her matching blue strappy heels. Her up do was a total accident when I was trying to figure out what to do with her long hair. I started with a ponytail and slide the band as close to the end as I could, then twisted it and wrapped the end in on itself and secured both sides with a small bobby pin. The flower is stuck in with a pin. What you can get away with when you’re a doll!! All in all, I make it sound like it was pretty easy but it took me all day to finish this!!!
Hope you liked this. I’ve got a few more surprises coming up!