Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finishing my lovely doll

Now came the moment of excitement, time to assemble my recent doll project. I removed all the wrappings i placed on her to protect her from painting and decided the arms would do better if I re-attached using a bias. Bias is cut on a angle to the warp and weft (the weave) and it provides extra strength. Can you see the stuffing coming out from under the shirt? This stuffing is placed on top of a under dress that had attached sleeves and skirt. A silk white dress. Instead of using the desegregated silk dress that's underneath, I stitched everything to the decorative over vest. I also found the shoulders had thick stuffing too.

This is the point I start going "awww" because it's come to the pleasure of seeing it all form together.

I hand stitched my imitation tatting to the bottom of the skirt.....

and pleated the top of the skirt, I got the idea from her slip.

Ta-da! My lovely doll is taking shape with her neck trim folded and stitched down....her waist trim hand stitched perfectly......

and her slip with the pantaloons are hand sewn to her body.

Now onto the wig.....this may take some time as I have to think about it. C&G Design

PS, Yesterday I wished Debbie, one of my readers, a happy birthday and later I discovered she had a heart attack on Saturday after not feeling to well thru Christmas. If you have time hop over to her blog, Blueberry Plains on my sidebar, and wish her a speedy and well recovery. She is still in the hospital but is doing good and getting around. Psssst, the waiting room has wi-fi computers!


tina said...

Lovely dress and I will go wish Debbie a speedy recovery.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy New Year Sweetie...
It has been a wonderful year in 2009 and I can't wait to see what 2010 brings to each of us.

Oh Dawn as always she is absolutely beautiful. What an awesome job you do bringing these little lost dolls back to life and happiness. She is just singing with joy because you have made her all new again. How wonderful it is.

Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me. You have picked me up with happiness endless times this year with your very beautiful creations, and kindness. I thank you for that.

Here's wishing you happiness, love, prosperity, peace and good health.

Country hugs and so much love sweetie...Sherry

Jean said...

The lovely lady is just beaming with beauty!!

Oh my goodness, I was wondering where Debbie was so I must pop over to send my good thoughts to her.

CC said...

Ooo, she's beautiful Dawn. Her dress is just perfect and I know she loves it.. Can't wait to see how you do her hair and finish her..she's gonna be gorgeous.
Happy New Year..and may it be filled with so much love and so many blessings..

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Dawn, I love her and that you retained some of the original doll.

Happy New Year! (and, I did pop by to wish Debbie well.)