Saturday, May 30, 2009

Golden Court Dress

Now that Emily has settled in, of course I had to make her a princess dress of her own so she wouldn't feel left out when Alice wears her pink one. ^_^ I wasn't planning to make Emily a yellow dress, it was supposed to be blue or pale green, but somehow I picked up my yellow fabric instead and decided to try the yellow. I'm glad I did, because my gold thread embroidery looks pretty good, and overall the dress is a happy sunny little outfit. <3

Friday, May 29, 2009


Yesterday I made Emily her first dress of her very own. I used some of the lovely trims and laces Anna-Lu sent me, and I think the finished product is very pretty indeed! I was so inspired I decided to try my hand at making my own silk roses... plus Alice needed a dress to match Emily's, so she wouldn't feel left out. Below is my first attempt at silk rosebud making... it's a lopsided little thing, but I think Alice appreciates the pains I took to make it for her dress. <3

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Little Emily

I took this lovely photo this morning, and I feel inspired to make Emily something blue and gold. I think I am going to lightly paint some pretty design on a scrap of blue fabric with gold acrylic paints and see how it turns out, but I want to make her a beautiful little Rococo dress. :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

No photo today...

This will have to be a non-fashion related post because I need to vent. I belong to a doll forum and I enjoy my membership very much. However, today something happened which ticked me off immensely.

This forum has certain rules about things- how to quote things, rules about where one can advertise and where one cannot... and rules about banner size.

The rules are thus- a banner should be no more than 300x75 pixels, but a little wiggle room is allowed so long as the banner isn't huge.

My banner was 300x94 pixels. 94 pixels... that's a difference of a mere 19 pixels. And it was removed by the moderators not because it grievously flouted the banner size rules, but because one of my fellow forum members, some busybody with nothing better to do, reported my slightly larger than average banner.

Nevermind the fact that I immediately examined the size of about 20 other members' banners and found that almost half of them were bigger than 75 pixels tall. No... somebody had to report my little banner... my 19 pixels.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Such a serene face...

She's so pretty I cant stop looking at her. ^_^ I'm sewing some commissions for puki right now, but as soon as I'm done I want to make Magdalene a better fitting dress. This one is actually a little tight around the chest, and I think it fits much better on Evie.

Monday, May 18, 2009


The new girl has told me her name! Magdalene is a Volks Yo-SD Linn, re-released during Dolpa20. I bought her second-hand but in perfect condition, and I'm in love with how different she is from my other dolls (which are Korean, while Maggie is Japanese).

I made Maggie her first proper dress today. She came with a dress that her previous owner kindly included with her, but I had to make her something herself so she'd feel more at home with me. Maggie and my Littlefee Evie can share shoes and wigs easily. Clothing is a bit more difficult because Evie is significantly more slender than Maggie, but I will figure something out. ^_~

Bunny Girl

Alice finally has something with bunny ears. I made this dress and hood set yesterday, and I put wire in the ears so that they're posable. This may be one of my favorite things that I've made so far, the little ears are so much fun!

It's funny how the more I sew for a doll, the more I bond with it. Alice will probably always be my favorite, because I spend the most time with her making clothing and thinking up new designs. <3

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Doll!

A new arrival has joined my crew of girls. <3

Friday, May 15, 2009

Russian Doll

The trims and goodies Anna-Lu sent over gave me some good ideas. I haven't plucked up the courage to actually use any of them yet, but I like looking at them. =)

I made something new today, from a newly drafted pattern. I've never done little tucks like this on anything before, but I think I like how it looks. The bonnet was really fun to make too. ^_^ The fabric reminds me of the Russian matryoshka dolls my grandmother has, hence I'm calling this Alice's Russian Doll Outfit.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Present from Anna-Lu! <3

Alice and I received a present from Anna-Lu today. ^_^ We won her sewing materials giveaway drawing a couple days ago, and today our goodies got here. So many lace and ribbons and buttons and bows! Alice is already casting me sly glances, asking wordlessly when she'll be getting something new.

After my last final is over tomorrow Alice, then we'll talk! ^_~