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« on: February 24, 2012 02:05:53 PM »

I've been keeping myself busy for the past three weeks making a custom doll. It's really exciting to make a doll specifically for some one!

The recipient gave me a bit of direction and pretty much let me run with it. I used my own doll pattern, and made patterns for the clothes after the doll was put together.

The hair is handspun wool, dyed with coffee. I love the color of it!

She asked that the eyes be different colors, so I bought safety eyes, sanded off the previous color, and repainted them with nail polish. Nail polish comes in the greatest colors with a lot of depth and sparkle.

The clothes are Victorian-inspired. I used a gorgeous floral satin brocade for the bodice. It laces up the back with grosgrain ribbon. Those eyelets were so nerve wracking! I was afraid of distorting the fabric after spending so much time making the garment. But, I had used fusible interfacing, and that seemed to minimize any distortion caused by making the holes for the eyelets. The skirts are gold dupioni silk trimmed with vintage lace.

Overall, I'm so happy with how the doll turned out. It's been so long since I finished a new doll, and I was pleased that I was able to take it from start to finish in three weeks.

Thanks for looking!

« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012 02:29:54 PM »

A lovely poppet in amazing clothing. The skirt is wonderful, and the chinese silk top is beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012 03:18:23 PM »

Just saw her on your blog! She is gorgeous- as per usual! Wink

It is just so stinkin' addictive!
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012 04:30:03 PM »

She is amazing Inez of course you always make the most beautiful dolls. I love my peacock one she is up on a shelf so no one can hurt her.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012 05:11:56 PM »

I knew the minute I saw the thumbnail it was one of your dolls. I just love love love all of yours. They way you do their faces, hands, hair, everything is just wonderful. Oh, and is that a freckle under her eye? Such a great touch.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012 06:16:10 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  Kiss

Meleriffic- Yeah, it's a beauty mark. The recipient requested that detail, too.  Smiley

Side note: this doll actually stood up on her own before I added the eyes, hair, and clothes! I've never gotten a doll to do that before.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012 06:29:33 PM »

so lovely.

Visit http://ghilie.wordpress.com/ for the poppet pattern.

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012 11:07:13 PM »

Oh, she is so beautiful! I love her her hair and she looks so graceful and delicate! The bodice is amazing!
What perfection in every detail... I am in awe....
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012 09:45:49 AM »

She's Beautiful! I love the colour of her hair, and how it matches her Skirt <3

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