Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Penny Bowles

I recently entered a challenge on the Yahoo group, Friends of Cloth Dolls. The challenge was to make a doll using a pattern for a Penny doll created by Claire Pruitt. The doll is patterned after a wooden doll of old. It has some interesting jointing and an interesting body side gusset. The fabric the doll called for was cotton drill which is just a bit lighter weight than canvas or duck. The color of the drill was natural and I didn't dye it. It was so light it spoke to me of Goth or SteamPunk. So, now that the challenge is over, I can share pics. The first is of her dressed. Her jacket and skirt can be removed. Her lace overskirt, mitts and neckpiece are from vintage lace given me by my friend Tery. She has a silk with burnt edges under skirt and a black with red sparkle tulle petticoat. The soles of her shoes which are not visable were sculpted from apoxy sculpt. Her boots are faux shiny leather. She does stand on her own though not too steadily! Next pic is of her in her undies. I got black paint on her torso so I painted then covered it with lace. The last pic is a close-up of her face. Her hair is Llama from my friend Colleen (she sells it in her ebay shop) It is very clean and very soft. I didn't needle felt it into her head because I was afraid the drill would break the needles so I sewed it in clumps all around her head. I think she looks like she stepped out of the movie Caberet.


Judi W. said...

She's just fabulous! Exactly like you envisioned her - a blend of victorian/goth. I love it!

Sonia Brock said...

An absolutely super job.
Very true to the steam punk culture fashion trend.
Sort of a early techo-goth statement.

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Such a beautiful doll - you did a wonderful job with her. She has a style all of her own and is amazing to look at!

Karen said...

She is wonderful!! You know I love your work!!