Sunday, August 26, 2012


There hasn't been much free time since returning from New Orleans, but I'm chipping away at a few commissioned dolls. I'm not really fond of making dolls on commission, but at least these are from my own design (as opposed to working with someone who has an idea of a doll in mind).
For these dolls, working assembly-line style is the most efficient. It's easier to get into a rhythm, and it minimized the number of thread color changes (which is a little tedious). At this point I've sewn all the parts and have baked the faces.
I've also sewn three chemises. Actually, I've sewn five chemises, because when the commissioned dolls are done, I'll make a couple more to that to next year's UFDC Conference/ODACA Day in Washington DC.


Molly Martino said...

Hi Deana,

Hope you enjoyed New Orleans. I was there just before Katrina came about, so I saw the whole city before that storm wiped it out. My souvineers I bought then have more meaning to me now.
Love the chemises. Production works seems to get you going & working steady. Feels good afterwards that you've accomplished so much & then some!

Rhissanna said...

Oh! These look like they're going to be so cute! Little white chemises, little black socks! (And I'm glad it's not just me who loves sewing but hates the chore of changing the thread.)