This is my pair finished today.
|The girl is 20 inches and boy, as he's bowing, is 18 inches.|
Some time ago I bought a Country Casuals jacket in a charity shop for £4. Not because I would wear it, it was bright pink!, but because I liked the fabric. The Georgian style flamboyance leant itself to the fabric rather well. It's the over skirt and jacket, (not the beading, I did that).
I used cotton for the shirts but everything else in the costuming is silk. (Another tick in the USE box!! )
I know you know I like making my little people but please believe me when I say I can not stand dolls. I absolutely hate them. Punch and Judy will send me running, china faced dolls I want to drop forcefully on the floor and those horrid baby newborn type things will have me screaming. But the art dolls I have been making are something else. For a start the majority are trolls and hardly lifelike! With this pair it was the costuming that caught my eye.
I used to love my Sindy, not because she was Sindy but because I could dress her (Tiny Tears was forcefully put in the bottom of the wardrobe and never saw the light of day), I could make her something other than she was supposed to be. The school play season was very exciting, but I was only interested in back of house never front. I love the DVD's where you have the extras that include the making of scenes including the wardrobe.
Anyway I suppose this pair have satisfied a little bit of the wardrobe/dressy uppy type person within me. At least it's another something to shove in a corner for the Open Studios!! (Don't forget you can click on photos for larger ones.)
I hope you have a great weekend. We have another visit from Livvi coming, she's changing so fast even in two weeks!