Friday, May 18, 2012

My Newest Izzy Almost Done!

 Today I finished her dress today. It's cotton with tiny pink roses.The cartridge pleating was quite interesting. Paula Walton shared a wonderful tutorial for the pleating technique.

Izannah Walker Style Doll

I chose the vintage white crocheted lace for the trim on her petticoat. I had to carefully remove it from a tattered and torn piece of linen. I never jeopardize or destroy any type of vintage or antique linens to make my doll clothing. I use linens that are beyond repair.

I took several photographs while hand sewing the dress for Izzy. To the right is a photo of me sewing the pleated skirt to the bodice. There are a couple of changes I will make the next time I do the pleating. For one, I found that the dress skirt was not as full as I would like it to have been. I used the suggestion of 3x the waist/bodice measurement, but there wasn't enought fullness. Must be due to her tiny waist!
Cartridge Pleating by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler"

Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2102
I also added a false hem to the underside of her  dress. Iused a beautiful double pink cotton with tiny flowers.


Helena said...

She is beautiful!!!!

Judi Hunziker said...

Just absolutely precious!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

I am so enjoying seeing each phase of this beautiful doll. You have done a wonderful job on the cartridge pleating!

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Thank-you Helena, Judi and Mary.

I'm glad you traveled the journey with me. I hope to be completely finished today.

Sherri Farley said...

She is wonderful. I have enjoyed seeing her progress!

Martha said...

Very pretty dress and slip. the lace is very nice. She looks wonderful. Very prettty doll

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Thank-you Sherri and Martha.

Rhissanna said...

The lace looks just right and oh, the pretty fabric of the dress! So wonderful. I love coming to see your dolls.