Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Day Dress for Olivia


Today I made a day dress which matches her undies in color perfectly. It is short sleeved with lace on the wide gathered neckline and sleeves which matches that on her undies so it looks like a long sleeved dress.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A New Morning Dress for Olivia


Today I made a morning dress for Olivia. It is a cotton olive green with tan and rust geometric print. It matches the color of her eyes, hair and boots very nicely. The pictures below are of the the first dress with and without the linen overskirt. (Click pictures to enlarge)

Below is a two piece dress for formal wear. Notice her hair is tucked up under her snood.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Olivia~ My Latest Work in Progress




This is Olivia! I have recently re-joined the Maida Doll Group which is hosted by Dixie Redmond.  The group is having a doll challenge to make an "Attic Find" doll, one that you might find in your Grandmother's attic. Since my favorite dolls are Izannah Walker dolls, Queen Anne dolls and China dolls I decided to try to combine them all in my creation.  Olivia has a hand sculpted clay head, down cast German glass eyes,  wood arms and legs attached to a cloth body. She has milky white painted skin like a china doll. In  the last picture she is in her birthday suit which is a stockinette covering trimmed with lace.  I took some close-up pictures of her before her limbs were attached which are above.  She is still very much in process as I need to make her undies and perhaps another outfit. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

My latest project~ "Sun Bonnet Izzy"





I found this lovely antique quilted bonnet and thought of Sun Bonnet Sue which I have adored since childhood so I made a Sun Bonnet Izzy. I have a yard of black and white c1890 fabric coming and think I will make a dress for her as well.