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« on: August 17, 2012 12:51:51 PM »

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I'd share a couple of dolls that I made a while back. They were both made from my pattern, which was based on the poppet pattern by ghilie.


Teaghan stands 19 inches tall. The dress she is wearing is made of batik cotton and is gathered at the top with elastic (front and back). The underbust corset is crimson leather with black ribbon laces down the back, with decorative stitches up the front. Teaghan's slippers and patchwork bag match her corset. Both journals fit inside the bag. She is wearing lace bloomers that tie at the waist. The yarns used for her hair and her shawl were both hand-dyed and handspun by me. There are glass beads of all kinds scattered through her hair.


She stands 17.75 inches tall. Her costume took shape around the jacket. It's cut from fabric that I pieced together from vintage lace, silk, satin and chiffon. The fabric is covered with a pebble motif in free-motion machine embroidery. Cut to have tails, like an antique tuxedo, the fitted jacket is trimmed in more vintage lace. The leather belt laces up the back through brass rings that are stamped with a floral design. The belt pouch is fully functional, closing with a mother-of-pearl button, and cut from the edge of the leather hide to preserve natural texture. The bodice of her dress is constructed mainly of silk and lace; the full-circle skirt is wool tweed in a herringbone pattern, trimmed in vintage laces. She wears eyelet lace bloomers under the skirt. Her little leather slippers match her belt and pouch and are laced with linen thread.

I dyed the wool for her hair to match her eyes.

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012 12:58:19 PM »

They are both amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012 01:12:59 PM »

They are absolutely beautiful...

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012 01:24:18 PM »

Beautiful. Lovely hair and accessories.
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012 10:11:31 AM »

They are both fabulous! I love the hair and the colors! great job!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012 02:07:44 PM »

They both are beautiful!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012 06:37:19 PM »

both dolls are so pretty!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012 02:32:11 PM »

As always, amazing... I know, a bit late... got caught up in school and just pulling my head up out of the books for a breather. I love your elves - I love that I can tell it's yours!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012 03:46:42 PM »

They both are so Beautiful but I think I am totally in love with Rhianon.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012 09:37:06 AM »

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments! Rhianon is one of my favorite dolls that I have made. She has a twin (white with blue hair/eyes) that I am working on. The clothes take me forever! Lol.

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