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narhloki
« on: April 11, 2008 01:07:55 AM »

billowing clouds
sunlit days
blossom sweet breezes

It’s spring, and what is a young lady of means to wear when she has a long day of social engagements that run into the early evening? Hosting a picnic at 12, going to an afternoon tea at 3 then an early dinner in the Gardens?

When I made ‘Quoth the Raven’ the first apron I made ... well I felt the tree wasn't the right scale, so I made another, and painted it in a more gray tone ... but what to do with the first apron? The poor tree looked so sad, so I covered it in blossom. The first blossoms I tried were embroidered, time intensive and I wasn't happy with the look, so I picked them off and tried beads. They livened up the tree in no time!

Although it's Autumn here this little bit of spring livened my days a little Smiley so I set out to make an outfit to go with it. This is what I came up with:



The Apron:
hand painted image of a tree, heavily beading with sparkling blossoms in three shades of pink.


The Dress:
a chic blue cotton gown fitted at the bodice billowing down to a balloon hemline, piped in pink satin down the front seams and delicately hand embroidered on the bodice, it is fully lined.


The Petticoat:
teared in three shades of pink this cotton skirt is designed to peak out below the dress to add a straight pleated edge, it is machine embroidered with a tulip floral design.



Do you think it works?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008 01:28:53 AM »

I love the apron, the beading is perfect, and the top of the dress. What sort of doll is it?
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Louvery
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008 01:30:05 AM »

 Kiss I LOOOOVE it
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Flowers and Lemons
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008 01:46:08 AM »

Oh that is ubercute! Adorable!! I love the 'heavily beaded' tree!! Kiss
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ChildhoodLover
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008 02:49:58 AM »

I want to have that apron and dress for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CabinArts
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008 03:33:05 AM »

The apron is adorable!  The beeding and design is so fantastic and intricate.  It goes perfectly with the dress. 

I agree, I want one for me too!!

Awesome job !!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008 04:50:07 AM »

That outfit is gorgeous.  You have some real talent.  From her face - I'm guessing your doll is 1/3 size. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008 05:19:37 AM »

Wow, that is amazing.  I'm very impressed  by your ability to do such complex sewing on such a small scale. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008 05:27:55 AM »

Gorgeous!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008 06:43:11 AM »

Woow!
It's all beautiful.  Smiley
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