Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bad photo, but cute doll!

I am so happy with the way this little girl is turning out that I had to share a quick progress update photo. I want to varnish her hair yet (the flat matte paint doesn't look quite right) and take up a few tucks in her skirt so her lavishly embroidered bloomers show up a little better.

I have had so much fun creating her costume out of some vintage embroidered pieces. It was a challenge to find usable pieces that avoided holes and stains from some of them. If you look very closely at the bottom of her sleeve on the right you will see a rather large grease stain. Someone did something really nasty to what had been a beautiful table square...

Oop, I just noticed that I haven't finished her shoes yet either. She will also have a blue ribbon sash around her waist, but I don't have what I want in my stash so will have to make a shopping trip.

7 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Oh how darling she is in her new duds...very beautiful!

Bear said...

Oh Judi
she's so beautiful -no charming is the word and you have manage to bring out the best of the old linens they are so pretty.
You have certainly captured the essence of Jacques' wonderful pattern in this wee one
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxxoxxo

Kai said...

She could EASILY pass as a very well-kept antique doll! Judi, you are amazing. Everything about your style of dollmaking is elegant, concise, & beautiful! You pay such attention to detail and that makes your finished dolls VERY special! I LOVE her!

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is so beautiful. You have done a great job of the doll as well as used the beautiful fabric so cleverly for her dress.

Jacque Uetz said...

Judi, she is beautiful!!

Kerry said...

She is beautiful and love the use of the vintage pieces, I have some that I have been keeping for the perfect doll and Emma might be the one!

jandee said...

well lets see if I get thru this time --I love this lil gal-- and all your work --and I do come and see but cant seem to post?? anyway Cant say I give up easily hahha hugs jandee