Friday, October 16, 2009

Warm Winter Coat

Ooh, double post day! It's cold cold cold today, so I made Alice a new winter coat.
Brrr.... today's chilly weather (and all the talk of snow!) got me thinking about Alice's winter duds. She still has her blue furry coat from last winter, but i figured it was time for something new. Here is what we came up with...

I used pink baby corduroy for the outer shell and then I lined the inside of the coat with Liberty of London cotton in "Nina-Rose". The lining is not visible when the coat is buttoned up, but just know it's there makes me happy. I also sewed on a white minky fur collar and cuffs, to match Alice's white fur earmuffs. Isn't she a cutie?

I wonder, should I add buttons to the front of the coat? I have some 4mm plastic white buttons (but I'm afraid they might look cheap), and I also have some tiny round goldplated beads I use as buttons. Or I could do a small pink bow in the center of the white collar in front... hmmm, decisions, decisions...

New Dress for Alice

This is my first foray into using dark fabrics. This is dress is reminds me of My Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn. The hat doesn't match at all because it belongs to another outfit, but I plan on making a black top hat especially for this dress. :)

Alice and I think the dress looks better with boots rather than with mary janes. The dress is Victorian-ish, so boots are definitely better because they look more sophisticated. The weather is starting to get cold though, so I don't know how much longer Alice can wear sleeveless dresses! Perhaps I need to make her a new winter coat?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Slight Emergency

I got some new puki sized shoes today, and as I was taking pictures I popped Alice's wig off to adjust it. To my horror, I discovered a deep scratch/gouge on the side of her face, in the area usually covered by her wig.
Que a mini freakout, because Alice is my most precious dolly. I have no idea how the gouge got there or when it happened, but now that I'm not in shock anymore it doesn't seem so bad. It's a unique part of her character, and it definitely makes her different from all her look-alike sisters (and brothers!) out there with the same face. I've made a little bandaid for her to wear under her wig...
So now she's feeling much better. Cuddles with her bear Bernard were also helpful. =)