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Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Gibson gown

This gown {actually a skirt and blouse} is a simple design. The skirt made from a flowered cotton print in a simple gored design.
The blouse is a cream colored silk with pin tucks and lace bands. The stand up collar is basic Gibson fare. All in all very straight forward in concept and design. The large chain link belt is in place of something fancier, but unattainable. I think it works very nicely.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A fancy french gown

Well this one isn't like the others. I decided to do one that was of another period, and this certainly is. It just goes to show you can do anything with these paper dolls.
A Marie Antoinette style known as the " Watteau" style was a later period style. It hangs
lose from the shoulders in the back, but is fitted in the front.
Who said you couldn't make period clothes for paper dolls?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another gown for the paper doll

I used red wired ribbon and red mink fur for this one. She has a nice little shrug that is fur trimmed around the neck edge. Paper dolls can be treated pretty much like a real doll only she's flat not 3 dimensional. I didn't realize this could be done with a paper doll until now. But look at this style and unless I told you I don't think you would know she was flat.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another gown for the paper doll

This gown was made of ribbon, and that's all. Satin ribbon and some wired see through ribbon, and just a touch of smaller see through ribbon.
Sometimes these things just kind of flow into being, and other times they have to be worked at.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


This is a little girl, one of three, from kits by Dana, that I have finished.
I am waiting on the last one.