I made him a scarf but I think I like him better without it-
He has some snazzy shorts on under his kilt-
One last post before SF.
I don’t usually talk about the bumps in the road but not many of the dolls go from start to finish with no missteps along the way. And, the last few weeks there were more than usual- I am ready for some time away from the studio. I knew this fellow was going to have a kilt but this is the second one I made because I made an un-fixable error on the first one- The kind that is not worth trying to fix. I’ve learned to tell the difference because many times, trying to fix something takes more time than starting over. But, he made it through the process and I’m happy with how he turned out.
Mimosa is blooming outside the window.
Making kilts is fun so I had to do it again.
Is it all right that my man in a kilt has George Washington on his chest?
I made him a scarf because it is just too cold to go outside (for picture taking) without one.
This is a first for me- a kilt. That means pleats. Always fun to do a little research.
The kilt is removable with buttons and a hook on the inside of the waist.
And I KNOW you are all wondering what is under the kilt. Well, Spoiler Alert!!!
Sorry for the terrible picture. I was putting this post together and realized that I’d forgotten to take a kilt-off photo. I took this one with artificial light and it’s pretty bad. But, you needed to see, right?
The reason (or inspiration) for the kilt was that I didn’t like how he looked in just his shorts. The toile fabric had more stretch than the cotton I used for his pants and once I stuffed him, I thought it looked oddly bulgy in places. So, inspiration hit! Honestly, that is really how it works.