Having finally made the decision to take my 5 Star Doll Amy head and put it on the Luts Kid Delf Body (Girl Type) that belonged to my Nadia, I took the plunge and changed it.
I was really pleased with the way she looked with her shapely long limbs and tiny bust and proceeded to toy with several ideas of what sort of fairy she would finally become.
After pulling out all my wigs and not finding what I wanted, I ended up pinching the one from my Radicelle as a temporarily measure.
Then I began sorting through what I thought were suitable fabrics and made a complete mess of my studio, but just as I was about to give up, I found exactly what I was looking for!
It's the most gorgeous pale green tulle that is embroidered with pretty butterflies and flowers in pale lemon, lilac and white Rayon embroidery thread . . . very suitable for an important and beautiful fairy.
The tulle is very soft and drapes well, however, I felt it should be lined in someway, so I went with a pale yellow cotton batiste.
I began by making a full length underskirt with a layer of the embroidered tulle below the basque. It has an encased elastic waistband and a small press-stud (snap) at the back.
The shorter over skirt is made in the same way, but using only the embroidered tulle. So far, so good.
The bodice is a bit more of a challenge, as I want it to fit her shape perfectly and to feature the same embroidered tulle as the skirt in the front panel. Not at the back though, as I intend to make a laced up closure. It needs to be less complicated, so I will use the plainer part of the tulle above the flowers.