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.


  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!

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

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

  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:-)

  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.

  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?