Saturday, July 24, 2010
Something a little different
This is where my secret doll-collecting habit becomes not-so-secret. Yup - I collect fashion dolls. This doll is 16" (1/4 scale), and boy did I have fun dressing her!
When I saw the "Peacock Lane" collection from Bo Bunny, I immediately knew I wanted to create a train with the peacock feathers. The rest of the dress required a little more thinking, but here's the end result.
Everything in this doll outfit (minus the cameo) is from the Bo Bunny "Peacock Lane" collection.
You guessed it - this is made of paper.
The 'lace' of her ascot is made from Bo Bunny flowers. I used the same technique for her 'lace' cuffs.
Draping the peplum was tricky, but worth the effort:
Yes - I really put part of this through the sewing machine - it was the only thing strong enough to hold the pleats.
I adore the colours in this collection - if this was fabric, I would have gone full scale!
Her bustle was fun to make. I used fussy cuts from the patterned paper, mixed with stamped images (also from the "Peacock Lane" collection) stamped on transparency, to get a floating effect.
The centre is highlighted with a Bo Bunny flower and jewel.
PP, flowers, jewels, stamps - Bo Bunny
ink - Ranger, StazOn
blank transparency - 3M
adhesive - a lot of GLUE DOTS!