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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Copper Fashion

  One of my favorite colors is copper. I have never found a prettier shade then this. When I bought this fabric I didn't know which doll I would dress in this color. My French Fashion is so pretty I am very glad to have chosen her.
  To go with the copper silk fabric I needed something to accent it and found this beautiful plaid silk taffeta fabric. Lined with a deep red tone lining and trimmed with the beaded golden yellow ribbon, and the light orange twisted ribbon they each make a wonderful accent to the copper silk. The hand sewn straw bonnet is trimmed with tiny flowers, orange feathers and hat veiling and copper colored satin ribbon.
  I really like the way this turned out and is such a beautiful design for a french fashion doll. She has a completely new set of under garments done in yellow voile and a pretty yellow print. The petticoat is white voile and lace with a yellow ribbon trim. She also wears a white stiff bustle trimmed with yellow ribbon. Who says it has to be gold or silver to look rich?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Twelve Inch French Fashion doll

Sometimes, even in the middle of major work, I have to just take the time to play. I didn't play all day everyday, sometimes only an hour or so, but I have learned to take time to do something I enjoy everyday, despite all the work load.
  I have been working on this gown for my 12" French Fashion doll for about two weeks on and off. I finished the new gown today. I had to do a lot of adjusting on the pattern, but now that I know what to do, it will be a good basic pattern to develop others from.
  The fabric I bought from someone and I don't remember who as it's been so long, but it is a beautiful tiny print in pinks and purples
I used organdy ribbon and silk/satin ribbon to trim the gown. There is a long sleeved bodice that the skirts are attached to and the jacket is removable. The bonnet is hand sewn and decorated with tiny pink and purple roses, and pink/purple feathers. A little satin bow and organdy ribbon ties finish the ensemble.

  These gowns take a long time to create in the style from a century ago, with all the hand work, but it makes them more "correct".

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New web site

I have some work to do yet, on my web site, but it's up and running at last. I hope everyone will take a look and let me know what you think. I really like it. Let me know what you think. Send me an email, please.