Friday, April 2, 2010

Another Izannah workshop doll finished!

It's about time I dressed this girl. This is the first doll I made in Dixie's workshop. Her dress is made from homespun fabric in a deep green color, sewn by both machine and by hand. I may add something like an apron, collar, shawl, or similar to add some interest. I didn't stay true to the era with her dress, using snap closures (I know that's cheating).


I lightly antiqued her head and arms with diluted burnt umber paint, wiping away most of it. The nose on this doll is broader than doll #2, but I still like her. She's also got cloth ears, sewn, stuffed and glued in place. They're about the same size as the clay ears on doll #2, which are clay.

I decided to give her an apron in a print close to the color of her shoes. I found a tiny pattern in the book "The Collector's Book of Dolls' Clothes" by Evelyn Coleman, enlarging it about 410% and making up my own instructions. It's lined, and has interfacing sandwiched in between for some stiffness.

3 comments:

judy said...

Deanna,
She is beautiful.
judy j

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

She's magnificent!!!!!!!

alarttex said...

Hello Deanna
She's so beautiful!!
I continue learning with every thing that you say and do with your dolls. Thanks for sharing with us!

Maria del Valle