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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Gibson Bridal Gown

For a long time I have been wanting to get back to making clothes for my vintage Kestner Gibson Girl lady. So now I had some time, and with the collection of ecru fabrics and trims, designed a wedding grown just for my lady. Bits of vintage, as well as new, joined together to the best advantage of this style. The late 1800 Gibson era is my favorite time to create in. Her bridal bouquet is made up of vintage flowers, as is her bridal cap, made from a vintage one. It was cut and reduced in size to fit the doll. Because pictures speak louder then lots of words, here is my 21" lady in her gown. Please enjoy and let me know what you think of her formal wedding gown, with train.




And now for the details, with out the vail.









Sunday, November 17, 2013

No blues song here.

But Shara is wearing her lovely new teal blue outfit. This outfit has a brocade skirt, a pearl sheen see-through overskirt, a satin bodice, and from the pearl sheen fabric. a flared jacket. The jacket and overskirt are trimmed with three types of gold trimmings, to add a dramatic statement. Her veil is non-stop sequins on a light teal blue chiffon. I am beginning to think Shara will look good in any color.






Isn't she darling?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Shara's Purple sari

This is the second dress in India styling. A beautiful purple to black sari with gold accents and beaded designs to bring out the glitter in the veil. While the fabric was a nightmare to work with, it turned out really lovely. She has simple earring jewelry that matches the design on her gown and veil. This just shows a gown can be simply designed, and beaded and still look rich.
Don't you think?





Thursday, November 14, 2013

Little India

I have been playing with my little dolls, lately. Shara is about 8" tall, and from India. So of course I had to make her a Sari. This one really turned out great, and I love the coloring. See what you think?







Monday, September 23, 2013

True Blue

While this gown is deceptively simple looking, it has 3 layers. Staring with the chemise of a georgette type fabric, in a loose fitting A-Line style with long sleeves. Next is a very full a-line gown in a filmy fabric. Close fitting at the top with a sweetheart style neckline, and dropping to a full floor length skirt, that billows around her ankles.Also the gown is sleeveless. Next is a see through fabric decorated with bunches of threads and a full skirted over dress almost in a coat style, but much looser in design. It has short sleeves in a full puffy design.
  Her first piece of jewelry is a small gold cross, on a long chain.
  Depending on where one lived in Italy dictated one's style of dress. So far I have showed you two of the three main styles. I prefer these two styles {the a-line, & high waisted designs} for my Juliet.





Monday, September 16, 2013

The Lady in Green

One can never have to many clothes, and green is a favorite color. This Italian Renaissance style gown is a unique design. Starting with a new long sleeved chemise, in a cream color, with a gathered bodice and a slightly full skirt. Her under-dress is green silk and has the gathered bodice and short puffy sleeves that were popular at that time.  She can wear the overdress in two ways. With the long skirt attached or as the short bolero style jacket with the combined sleeve, full at top and long tight fitting below.
  She never looked better, to perhaps see her long awaited love. Of course at this age it was still yet a dream to come.






Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Juliette in Red

This little lady is Juliette, and she now has a new Italian Renaissance gown. Starting out with the white chemise, in a silky fabric. The under-dress is a red cotton print, embellished with large ribbon roses. The overdress is a lined red organza, with tiny red bows scattered about the surface. The skirt has a border of red velvet ribbon, with a tiny grosgrain ruffled ribbon on the top edge. Intermitted ribbon roses, and a hand beaded design complete the effect. Red coral flowers tip the ends of the beaded dangles in the center of the V shape beading.
  A circlet wrapped with red velvet ribbon, red ribbon roses and a red satin bow in the back complete her look. The over dress is a clever design of tied satin ribbon bows at shoulders, sleeves and center front, making it very easy to take off.
. I don't think she wants to take it off.





Saturday, August 24, 2013

Two gun-Rufus.

Well, I got his holsters made last night. So he's ready for the OK Corral .
{He wouldn't go anywhere with out his 6 guns. lol}




Friday, August 23, 2013

Fashion Doll Travel Wash Case

Well, I've been trying to get this done for some time. Just to busy with outside work.
Now it's done and my Gibson lady has a Wash case to take with her when she travels.
Turned out pretty good. It's bigger then the Gildrief one, and I used a wooden box.
Still, not bad.






Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Additions to the room….

I have added some things to the room box to make it look more interesting to pose the dolls in.
And I think it does do just that.
  See what you think?