Friday, November 13, 2015

GOTHIC WITCH ART DOLL ~BETHANN SCOTT ~ The Stitch Fiddler

Originally I planned on sewing a chemise and bloomers, but as I worked a different style emerged. Not the typical witch costume I sew. I sewed a mermaid style dress with godet inserts. Since the dress is form fitting bloomers wouldn't do so I sewed her velveteen tights. With the velveteen tights there is almost no need for shoes.

Witch Art Doll by Bethann Scott © 2015

I sewed a mermaid style dress with godet inserts. Since the dress is form fitting bloomers wouldn't do so I sewed her velveteen tights. With the velveteen tights there is almost no need for shoes.

             Witch Art Doll by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler ©2015

Witch Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2015


Friday, September 18, 2015

HALLOWEEN WITCH DOLL ~THE STITCH FIDDLER~ Bethann Scott

Her outfit consists of a linen chemise and split drawers, black wool skirt, wool vest. leather witch hat and leather lace-up boots. All the costuming is handmade including the witch broom.

Halloween Witch by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2015


 Lace-up Doll Boots by Bethann Scott ©2015

WITCH ART DOLL by Bethann Scott © 2015




Friday, May 8, 2015

FAIRY MEETS TRAVELER

The Fairy and The Traveler
I just couldn't resist showing the difference in the size of these two dolls. The Elf/Fairy is 16" seated and the Traveler is 13" standing! Now I'll be making a small fairy doll with wings.
Textile Art Dolls by Bethann Scott



TRAVELER DOLL

The Traveler doll is finally finished. I totally switched directions and changed her costume. For some reason I just wasn't satisfied with the dress. She just didn't appear to be a "Traveler". Instead I gave her a  wool plaid skirt, a cashmere sweater and socks, cotton bloomers, leather shoes and a wool scarf. Though I didn't finish her in time for the challenge, I'm glad I accomplished making a 13 inch doll.
Folk Art Traveler Doll by Bethann Scott ©2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

ELF ART DOLL

My inspiration color came to life this week with a small twist, I used a totally different fabric than the original organza that I draped over her shoulder. Much of her costume is needle felted including her Elf hat and slippers. She sits atop a Mushroom that I created. I love the movement and colors. I was going to make a pair of wings, but that will be for the next doll.

ELF ART DOLL by Bethann  Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2015


        Elf Doll by Bethann Scott ©2015 "The Stitch Fiddler"
Elf Art Doll by Bethann Scott The Stitch Fiddler

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FAIRY ELF IN PROGRESS ~THE STITCH FIDDLER~ Bethann Scott

I just finished sewing a Fairy Elf Doll and am choosing the color for her costume. I find it helpful to place fabric over the doll's body and take photos. I'm always fascinated how color changes the look of a doll. I'm leaning towards the purple, but if you're a follower, you know I'm subject to change my mind!
FAIRY ELF ART DOLL WIP BY BETHANN SCOTT ©2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

TWO MORE RABBITS

I sewed up two more Rabbits one a charcoal grey and the second a warm sandy brown. Both are made using wool. 
Wool Bunny Rabbits by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RABBIT DOLL ~THE STITCH FIDDLER~ Bethann Scott

Spring is on it's way!!
Wool Rabbit by Bethann Scott ©2015 "The Stitch Fiddler"
To celebrate March and the soon arrival of spring, I made a grey wool rabbit. The rabbit is button jointed and can sit with legs positioned up or down. I will be making just a few of these rabbits and then moving on to finish other dolls in progress.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VICTORIAN MASQUERADE DOLL ~BETHANN SCOTT~ The Stitch Fiddler

Her gown is made using silk and the contrast (darker green) is dupioni silk. The bustle and train are detachable.  Her underpinnings are white satin split drawers, stockings and leather slipper shoes. Under her gown she is wearing a minty green petticoat. I added more ruffles.
Masquerade Art Doll by Bethann Scott The Stitch Fiddler ©2015

Victorian Masquerade Ball Art Doll by Bethann Scott ©2015

 I wasn't sure how I was going to style her hair and found myself watching "Gibson Girl" up-dos. With dolls one has to become a costume designer, make-up artist, and hair stylist.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

VICTORIAN DOLL WIP

Slowly but surely work is being accomplished. I needed to make a few more mock-ups to arrive at the proper bodice. I wanted princess seams and a square neckline. I used dupioni silk.
Victorian Silk Bodice by Bethann Scott The Stitch Fiddler ©2015


 I chose tiny white pearls, rose colored seed beads and matching sulky thread to bead the trim.
 I did the same with her silk skirt. She also received a pair of stockings and satin split drawers.
Doll Gown by Bethann Scott "The Stitch Fiddler" ©2015


Doll Clothing Split Drawers and Stockings by Bethann Scott ©2015