And the last pug for now.
It is a girl with mermaids!
And, the Heather Ross fabrics are out again.
Back of the pinafore- button and sash.
A double underskirt with ruffles at the hems.
I’m out of practice. I took her outside and took a number of photos, but couldn’t choose the one I liked best. This one shows her hair the most clearly.
I like the pose of this one.
And I like the color contrast on this one.
This was my studio, mid-afternoon. She was finished but I put her in the window to look at and be sure. There are 2 more girls on the desk, waiting for their dresses.
I tried out some smocking on this dress. The smocking worked just fine with the wool and gave the waist a nice stretchiness.
I like how the edging came out here- very fancy.
The light in the studio-to-be room is amazing. I am going to start posting pictures of my progress- maybe that will help keep me on track.
another doll inspired by mermaids and Heather Ross fabric.
This was an interesting doll to work on. I put her body together before I received my Heather Ross fabric in the mail. When the fabric arrived, I realized that the color choices I’d made were not especially good for what I was hoping to do. If you look back at the wip post, you can see that originally I had thought about using different fabrics. As I was playing around, I pulled out my bag of orange cashmere pieces. I set aside a dark orange-red for this doll and also pulled out the bright orange to use on another doll. Well, the bright orange ended up on this little dear. Never, in my rational mind, would I have thought these colors could work together- but in the end, I couldn’t pull them apart!
Her hair is wool boucle fabric hair and the buns are made of wool felt balls. I love her face.
Here are all her outfit pieces- skirt, pinafore and vest.
And, the 2 girls together.
I’ve had mermaids on my mind for a while now and finally have had time to get to work on them.
Her bangs are dyed wool locks- I thought they looked very fish/ seaweed/ ocean look.
A little starfish in her head-
Hair back- sweater ribbing-
She has a ruffle fin on her bottom-
More photos on flickr.
Another girl, another cashmere dress. I have been thinking about a little girl doll with these buns for 1 1/2 years. Finally she got to the front of the line.
I used the cuff of the cashmere sweater as the bodice.
The buns are made of felt beads.
And, since I know everyone wants to see- under the dress-