Friday, May 4, 2012

WOOOHAAA ! Stacy 's dressed!


Finally ! After having several tries at dressing this beautiful little gal by Stacy Hofman, I finally clad her. My, that was an operation. First tries: dresses too stiff or too modern. Could not find fabrics or thik of decorations to go with her beautiful hair decorations, that Stacy had so painstakingly made.
Finally, I saw a pattern in DHMS last year, called Wisteria Bride by Sue Johnson. I do not need any bride, but reckoned it could double as a ball dress, as the fabric is a soft golden  color. Upon inquiring, Sue delivered the fabric pack needed for thsi dress,a LOT of silk and several laces that I would never have been able lo locate myself. Thank you Sue !
 The original decorations were roses and wisteria; would have liked it, but the flowersoft that I used on other projects is prone to bleach up in the strong light of my house and after a year it looks awful. So I settled for roses only , both wire (faux enamel and silk roses) and wire leaves,
Umm, remind me not to use Dupion silk again, unless I have to... draping is surely not my strong suit, sorry...

I also altered the bodice, since this doll is petite, and the original bodice of the pattern was a bit too modern, too.

After decorating the dress, I also added some rhinestones to the hair decorations, to make them  coordinate better with the dress. And now I have sent her to the ball. She will get a fan, promise, but not right now. Later.











7 comments:

  1. OMGosh you did an amazing job! She's so beautiful! Thumbs up for you!!!!!That roombox is beautiful filled with all the pretty ladies! Wonderful!
    Carolyn

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  2. Gorgeous and beautifully dressed doll. Wow! what a stunning doll collection.
    Hugs

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  3. Wonderfully elegant! Great job, Elly.
    Maureen H.

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  4. Thank you for your lovely comments! It is definitely not haute couture, I am still not quite happy about the bodice, but it will have to do:-)

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  5. I didn't know you were into dressing dolls. I love the big pleats on the skirt.
    I am just taking my first steps into costuming, no dolls, just the costumes. I am starting simple though, I have just cut out a cotton chemise. I really don't know whether I'll like sewing these tiny clothes and I'm sure that, like you, I'll run into some problems with bulky fabrics etc.

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  6. Elly, it is great to see you dressing dolls again! She is so beautiful and you have done justice to her with this lovely gown. I don't know how you managed to drape the dupion silk so well- it is quite bulky, I have used it for heirloom embroidery and would have thought it too thick for dolls. But you have managed magnificently in spite of your modesty. Hugs, Sandie.
    PS I wonder how they managed to dance without knocking into each other with those wonderful dresses they wore?

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