The class for Weeping Will is finally finished. YEAH!!!! I'll post when it will be available.
Our doll club decided to do an ongoing project of costuming a stump doll. While searching for stump doll patterns, I found one I had created a few years ago. My dear friend Maria had surgery a few weeks ago and I wanted to do something special for her as a get well gift. I know she loves anything Marie Antionnette and the colors pink and green so thought I would use the stump doll pattern and make her a doll as a test run. I am really pleased with how the doll turned out and really enjoyed making her though the pattern does need a bit of tweaking. I changed the body shape so I didn't have to build panniers. Her clothes with the exception of her bodice are all rectangles. the under skirt started life as striped silk that I embellished with ribbons and stitching. The over skirt is solid silk embellished with some subtle stitching and lace flower appliques. I had to dye the embroidered organza middle skirt to soften the colors. I also discovered I own NO pink fabrics! How did that happen???? Though I must admit I am more partial to the soft peach and green. The wool I used for her wig was a gift from my friend Colleen. I think she sheared it herself! (Just kidding!) I used lots of mousse and rollers to style it. I am debating whether or not to put her out as a pattern. Now I can do another test version with all the changes I made to the original. Her costuming was inspired by this pic.