Monday, August 29, 2011

a vintage dress ... to a new doll

I know, I know - I'm meant to be packing. But I just had to do this last minute custom doll for a good friend, whose mum has a birthday tomorrow! This is her dress from many years ago (stained here and there so not worn anymore), with some beautiful folded fabric detailing. She also gave me a brooch to use somehow too.

This is definately not a child friendly doll. She has the dress collar detailing as her earrings. They are quite heavy on the felt hair. So only suitable for display purposes.

And thats the sentimental brooch in her hair.
The silky fabric was quite difficult to work with, so I used iron on interfacing. And that seemed to do the trick! It just made turning her out the right way a bit tricky.
Anyway, i'd better pack the sewing machines away tomorrow.
(or I'll go and start something else that I just have to do!)xx



9 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh she's divine, Jennie! I love that fabric (I've worked with some too and it is soooo slippery!) The hair/brooch is just lovely too :) Good luck with packing! Kx

Kim W. said...

wow.. shes totally gorg jenny!!! so lush!! x

CurlyPops said...

Beautiful Jennie!
Yet another reason to love fusible interfacing.

Brianna said...

She is gorgeous! Love how you used the clips as hair ties.

teddybearswednesday said...

Just divine Jennie! she is really quite stunning xo

Lola Nova said...

Stunning! In fact I've just had a little catch-up and all of the new dolls are just amazing, truly.

Best of luck with the packing, no fun!

mel @ loved said...

Oh, she was worth stopping for! Gorgeous, gorgeous..x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

She is divine!
I say sew, the packing can wait. There will always be a few boxes you will have to do at the last minute, no matter how organsied you are (well, there was for me!)

Chantal said...

She is beautiful Jennie. I love that dress fabric. What an awesome idea!

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