Friday, June 17, 2011

How To Make Use Of A Yard Of Fabric Part II

A lovely piece of floral print cotton from my stash has been amusing me this past week.  With limited Internet access and having to download a completely new (and rather annoying) photo resizing program, I wonder if I will be able to show you my results.  The little sun hat is finished, but the doll dress still needs some work.

 Draping things, even the lightest of satin, is a bit of a task on a 16" doll.  Getting it to lay just right has been my goal for the past 2 days....hence the numerous pins in the photos.  A least all those tiny little buttons (beads) are on and I do love the color combination. I wasn't too thrilled with it at first.  I thought it was a bit too bright for the time period.  I've spent a little time browsing around an amazing vintage fashion website, DefunctFashion, and I see my color choices really aren't that outrageous.  I need to add some pleated red trim to the bottom of the skirt and fashion a bustle of the yellow satin for the back.  Then I will name it Summer in the South of France 1883.
Ok, the server just "rejected" one of my photos.  Time to get away from this machine before I smash it to bits!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun print - just love that hat! :D And your dress is amazing. :D