Saturday, October 8, 2011

Flirty Flora Goes Trick or Treating

First, big thanks for all the wonderful comments on Flirty Flora.  Like all the new dolls I design, I like to make them over a few times to see how the pattern translates and to make sure I can follow my own directions.  I am really enjoying Flora.  The hardest part of this pattern is stuffing the skinny legs and arms.  This version substitutes a decontructed silk mum for the fabric hair - two of the flower rounds were used for the top of the head.  Her arms and legs were striped with ribbon wrapped around and glued in place.  No worry about matching stripes!  I cut her legs are orange with black ribbon stripes and her arms are black with orange ribbon stripes.  The black and orange fabrics were glittered so I used stickles to glitter the ribbon.  Her headpiece was a pic I deconstructed and stuck in the top of her head.  Cardboard was used for the base - again I forgot to buy more wooden bases.   I also didn't cross her legs and I almost like her pigeon-toed pose better! The pattern will be available on CD from Dollmakers Journey and Designer Doll Patterns.  It will be available as an epattern from Fabric Addictions. So watch these sites for her availablility.  I think she is a versatile pattern and can't wait to see what can be done with her!  Thanks again for all your kind words.

10 comments:

Rhissanna said...

She's really lovely. And, your idea with the ribbons for the stripes? Genius!

Dianne said...

Wonderful as always Stephanie!!! I like the pigeon toes too. I think she is my favorite of the three. But it is sort of like children....you just can't love one more than the other LOL

Nita Butler said...

Love her Stephanie! Love her head dress and of course the Halloween colors!Her skirt detail is cute!

bubbygigi said...

Stephanie, I love her. You make the most beautiful faces on your dolls. If you ever decide to teach a doll making class, please let me know.
Gita

hjs said...

LOVE her! love all Halloween related stuff. I enjoy seeing your many versions of the same pattern; love your witches from last year or was the year before. thanks. Holly

Shashi Nayagam said...

I think I like this rendition the best. Love the colours you used. I am not much of a Halloween person but this doll is really really beautiful love her.

Leonie said...

I love how you did her hair Stephanie and the headpiece just tops it off beautifully.
Congrats on another superb doll !

Colleen said...

Just Gorgeous...her face ...so real! I'm loving the "LONG SKINNINESS of her arms and legs!..love her colors...so halloweeni!!! our favorite holiday!! !!!

Sue said...

Just purchased the pattern from Dollmaker's Journey and am thrilled to now see the Steampunk version. I've developed a small collection of your patterns - now I have to get busy and make them!

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is gorgeous!! thank you for the cool tutorial