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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MASQUERADE DOLL ~VICTORIAN BALL~

Victorian Masquerade Lady Doll by Bethann Scott

Victorian Masquerade Ball Art Doll by Bethann Scott
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


Masquerade Art Doll by Bethann Scott The Stitch Fiddler
 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.
 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.
 I made her a pair of stockings and white satin split drawers.
   

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PETTICOAT TIME


Now that the Holidays are over and the New Year is here, I'm making a ruffled petticoat. I wasn't sure what type of petticoat would do for her Victorian Gown. I wanted the petticoat to be somewhat form fitting around her waist and hip area and full at the bottom. I thought maybe a four panel skirt with tiers of ruffles may help give the gown the volume needed.