I am currently completely engrossed in a Jane Eyre project for my Iplehouse BJD dolls. I am hand stitching complete outfits for dolls based on the Jane Eyre film (1983 version with Timothy Dalton). I am showing the process (with tutorials) in my main blog: http://www.daisy-dolls.com/tag/jane-eyre-project/
Here is the corset I have recently finished. It is 100% hand-stitched.
More photos in the main blog: http://www.daisy-dolls.com/2013/05/17/jane-eyres-corset/
06 June 2013
14 December 2012
This is my first dress for my Olga (Gracelyn by Cristy Stone). She is a BJD doll 63 cm tall (SD size). I was so excited about this doll that I managed to sew this dress within about 3 hours, all in one day (usually I do it slowly – over a course of days, or, indeed, even weeks if I don’t feel like it!).
The pattern was kindly given to me by my friend Ariadne who had developed it herself for her Iplehouse doll Jessica. I had to adjust it a bit because Jessica has a more mature body and is bigger in the waist area. I really love the result! Thank you, Julia, for the pattern!
The dress is made from a 100% silk dupioni. It wasn’t very easy to sew as it kept fraying. The dress has lining from the same fabric and closes with a zip.
More photos in my main blog: http://www.daisy-dolls.com/2012/09/11/first-dress-for-olga/
12 December 2012
I made this outfit for my American Model Tonner doll Karina from an “Opera” pattern by Designs by Jude. The outfit is made from satin fabric and includes a lace up bustier and a fully lined floor length skirt with a zip closure. I also made a beaded necklace to complement the outfit.
More photos are in my main blog: http://www.daisy-dolls.com/2012/10/16/ball-gown-for-karina/
05 June 2012
I have finally finished a special dress for my very special doll Leda (Ambriel by Bo Bergemann). I love crocheting complicated lacy patterns and this is my finest work I have ever produced so far. I used crochet cotton #40 and crochet hook 0.60mm (US size 14). It took me a couple of months to finish the skirt. For the underskirt I used 1 whole yard of ballet tulle (the bottom ruffle is about 7-8 metres (about 7 yards) long! The dress closes at the back with a zip.
More photographs - in my main blog: http://www.daisy-dolls.com/2012/05/30/special-dress-for-my-special-doll/
17 March 2012
My Severus Snape by Tonner finally got his full royal outfit. It took me too long to make it (about 6 months!!), but at last it’s done. And here it is.
It is a period outfit from around 1420. It consists of a doublet and hosen, a houppelande, a head dress, leather shoes with pointed toes, a belt and a chain of office. I decided not to make his undershirt for the moment as it is not visible anyway, and also it wouldn’t comfortably fit into the doublet’s narrow sleeves without adding extra bulk.
All items were made using original patterns from the Middle Ages. The doublet and the hosen are made of 100% woolen fabric, the houppelande is made of a heavy brocade fabric and fully lined with brown velvet (it is supposed to be fur in this scale). The pointed shoes are made of leather and are closed at the inner side with laces. The doublet has 24 non-functional buttons and 7 snaps on the front and 10 buttons and 3 snaps on each sleeve.
More photos in my main blog: http://www.daisy-dolls.com/2012/02/29/his-royal-majesty-severus-the-first/
21 February 2012
My little Leah has received her first outfit from me. I knitted her lacy top using the same pattern from Becky Colvin, I just had to adjust it a bit. I used the same crochet cotton No 10 and knitting needles 1.75 mm and 1.25 mm (#00 and #0000). The jeans I made myself. They have functional front pockets though I couldn’t decide how to show them off better. Maybe, some other time.
27 December 2011
Just to let you all know that I have started a new blog. It's been on for a couple of months and I am still working on its design, content, etc. This blog is all about dolls: dolls themselves, doll fashion, dolls’ life. I will still continue writing here, but there will be more stuff in the new blog (not just new outfits). Welcome to http://www.daisy-dolls.com!!