I take apart/cut up cashmere sweaters from the thrift store to make these sweaters for my foxes. I wash the cashmere but it stays soft and drapey, perfect for the way I use it. On this one, I cut out the sweater pieces so that the original sweater’s ribbing could get used for my little fox sweater. Then, I took off a ruffle that went all the way around the original sweater’s button front and neckline and sewed it on for this sweet girl. Now she has the fancy sweater! Also a silk bow.
And a Liberty lawn dress.
She is made from a rough weave wool- it is kind of scratchy and coarse but an excellent rich color. And, such a contrast to her cashmere sweater.
She has a picnic basket-
Here is his gorgeous vest-
He is made from an interesting reclaimed wool fabric. I bought an old wool kimono type garment at a yard sale at a local Japanese School. It had some moth holes and worn spots so I felt guiltless cutting it up and giving it a new life. It has a very interesting textured weave.
This Liberty of London lawn is just gorgeous, isn’t it?
Her school bag-
I’m seeing signs of Spring- there were blooming crocus where the snow has melted!
Felt crown, cashmere sweater, cobweb-by lace shawl.
A smaller fox toy pin.
This is the last fox for now. This fox girl started out with her awesome dress. I love this fabric so much that I had to do a massive internet search to track down some more!
After her dress was finished, it was a challenge to figure out what else she needed. I felt like I was dealing with a fashion-opinionated teenager… although I’m not sure if that describes her or me. I tried a wool coat and a cape before I was happy with this wool felt jacket.
I’ve never made wool felt clothing for my dolls (just details like collars and pockets) but this worked out beautifully and it was fun to try out.
She’s got a picnic-
Once the dress was made and on, it was obvious that she needed a crown!
She has a little fox doll and I didn’t want her to lose it so I put a pin on its’ back.
You know he’s a baddie because of the cigarette, right? I suspect that is an American cultural thing.
He is made from some of the hand-dyed (mimi-dyed) wool and so his color is variegated rusty red.
Here is a close-up of his wallet and newspaper-
Her school bag- just the kind I wanted as a kid.
I have a collection of these fun ribbons and I love it when I find a place to use them! Those mushrooms were exactly what this little wool dress needed.
And we continue with the foxes!
He is made out of a lovely bright orange wool, probably meant as a coat fabric. It is soft and dense and a dream to work with. The green wool plaid is from my trip to the Pendleton outlet when I was in Portland, OR. Great memories when I am sewing.