Saturday, 19 April 2014

Creating Seraphine (Part 3)

The bodies arrived on Thursday as expected, the floating heads are finally on their chosen bodies and the borrowed bodies are also back at last with their respective owners.

Looking at Seraphine sitting on the table in her new completely naked body, inspired me to begin making her costume and yesterday I managed to finish both the floor length underskirt and knee length top-skirt. I am happy with the way the two layers look together, they are both full enough and the black fabric in the under-skirt has helped create that beautiful shade of crimson that I was looking for . . . it's a perfect match to the tips of her hair and sparkly pupil-less eyes.

I love sewing this style of garment, the separate pieces are interchangeable and by combining them in different ways, it makes several outfits a possibility. The elastic waistband in the underskirt and top-skirt is also advantageous, as they can be worn by various dolls, some larger than the doll I actually made them for.

Hopefully, I will begin sewing her bodice tomorrow, however, I am yet to decide exactly which way I am heading with the design. It's a bit of a toss up whether to do sleeves and if I do what length should they be. Also wondering whether to add a peplum to the top.

I'll sleep on it and see what tomorrow brings forth. :)

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  1. Oh the skirts are looking Incredible What a rich beautiful color - can't wait to see more of her outfit come together :)

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    1. Yes the colour is lovely Tiggy, I did manage to do a little more yesterday, but then life got in the way. :)
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  2. Hello Sandi!
    Is very nice to know that your girls have already their own body ^^ The skirt looks beautiful, sure you will find a lot of combinations with it ;)
    Greetings X

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    1. Thanks Lily. I'll show some combinations when I finish the bodice and jacket.
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  3. Seraphine is just lovely! I'm enjoying this series of posts but admittedly with a twinge of guilt over all my unfinished doll projects.

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    1. OMG Geektopian, it's so nice to know there are others who suffer from the same guilt about UFO's!! But this one WILL get finished, I promise you. :)

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  4. Oooh, I love the skirt and how it works with her eyes! I can't wait to see bodice work!

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    1. Thanks Heather, The bodice has gone to bodice and jacket all of a sudden, more to come on that shortly (as soon as I can get away from the renos).
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  5. I love the colour of that fabric - and the detailing along the bottom edge of that skirt. It's exciting to see how you're creating this outfit! :)

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    1. Thank you, I love working with embroidered tulle, it's so pretty and feminine, perfect for fairies and sprites.The skirt is the simple part, the bodice and jacket will take more time.
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