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Topic: Faerie/Gibbous-inspired Ensemble for BJDs  (Read 13675 times)
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« on: August 22, 2009 01:24:01 PM »

I haven't posted in...years, so bear with me. Wink

This was my first resin ball jointed doll, and I always wanted her to be a mix of faerie, human, and cute. I think I finally got the exact look I've been trying for. I made everything she is wearing besides the hat and boots. A lot of the fabrics I used are recycled from old clothes of mine, or thrift-store clothes I bought to cut up.
The little corset has miniature zip ties used for boning along the lacing in the back, and dyed mesh was used as binding on the top and bottom edges.
The little sweater was knit using an older rebecca pattern as a guide. I can't find it online anymore, so either my google-fu sucks, or they took it down.

The skirt was inspired by Gibbous, and I just used 2 fabrics to make a stripey pattern. Doing all of the top-stitching was fun, I'll have to make more projects that use that.

The stockings and wristwarmers were made from the most spectacular knit, I would give more than a couple of toes for yardage of it.
The rosette choker was made by cutting out a spiral of mesh fabric, and then sewing the bottom edges together while gathering it slightly. It was just sewn to a piece of ribbon.

I have a lot of fun making these doll clothes, since they only take scraps of fabric, and they make me figure out different construction methods.
Thank you for looking, and feel free to let me know what you think!

« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009 01:41:59 PM »

That is amazing clothing - you got the scale just perfect in your choice of fabrics, and I absolutely LOVE the outfit.  Seriously incredible.  WOW.  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009 01:44:03 PM »

WOWOOWOWOWWWWW!!! I'm amazed -- this is beautiful!  I think you were very successful in getting the faerie-human-cute balance.

« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2009 01:48:07 PM »

This is marvelous, you rarely see such stunning detail on a doll usually the dramatic facial-features are only on fairies, so I love that you choose to do a person.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009 02:16:05 PM »

Very nice ensemble.  The combination is perfect. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009 02:21:49 PM »

its so perfect

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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009 03:13:12 PM »

Uh wow!  Those clothes suit the doll amazingly.  They look like big name designer clothes!  I can't believe they are so small and so detailed!

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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009 03:36:59 PM »

Omg! These are awesome! Great job. *way to craft it up*
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009 06:05:06 PM »

Oh wow, thank you all for the comments! They really put a smile on my face.  Grin
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009 01:01:19 AM »

That is very cool!

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