Sunday, April 29, 2012

removable doll clothes

My latest experimentation came as a result of a full body torso. I have made a few torsos in the past with navels only but their clothes have always been stuck on, sewn on, glued on. These girls came with lil boobies and buttocks ;)
I liked them so much I wanted them to be able to be seen if well anyone was so inclined hehe
So how could I make removable clothes that kept the same style I have been creating? I thought oh this is easy! umm no! lol I have so much respect for artists that create doll clothing whew what a chore! but fun too. 

The first problem seemed to be bulk. Tiny seems that bunched up and were worse when layered. How could I close them without them being bulky? and how could I achieve all that tattered look without them being even more bulky. 
Well the answer to most of it came with thin sheer fabric. My cotton tea stained muslin were way too bulky and stiff. stretch jerseys were pretty good. But living in the sticks I had a tiny supply available.
 Solution came in cotton 200 thread count sheets for most lingerie lol thin flimsy and tattered very easily!
Fastening I tried ribbon but again too bulky since I had to stitch them in place and that added another layer of bulk. Hook and loop? way too bulky.  I ended up using vintage hook and eyes. I like the way they looked as they could be part of the detail decoration ;)
The next layer had to be simple. A dress with the same tattered style but simple with not so much flounce in the skirt.
The flounce would come as the top layer the coat. And I loved making the coats! 

While I was creating the coats I forgot that their little hands had to be able to come out. lol redo!

Boobies below ;)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The monster under the bed

Addley and Noley.
I don't make many dolls of children, I prefer adults lol. Maybe because I have so many kids of my own lol I have 5 kids and 2 grandkids and a new one on the way! omgosh I cannot even remember my own birthday. And I have started to call them all everyone elses names before I get to theirs, just like my mother ;D
So I am reminded by my granddaughter Carrie that things go bump in the night, monsters could eat your toes if you hang them off the bed and everything is larger than it seems ;)

Addley like most children fear sounds that go bump in the night. Also like most children things appear larger than they actually are. One night the usual bump in the night made a faint cry. Addley sat terrified of the sound until out crept Noley from under her bed. When the two met face to face Noley was just as frightened as she. ;)

I created Noley out of Stone Clay which is new to me. I really liked the properties and the texture once I was finished. The only drawback for me is that instant satisfaction from polymer. I love to sculpt bake and enjoy. The waiting for it to airdry was painful lol Addley is created from living doll polymer which is my preferred clay ;)
Their dresses have multi vintage trims I am still going thru my hoard that I was gifted. I started to wonder what will I do when it runs out? Nowhere near that happening but i still had a thought. It really is like owning the vintage lace store. Thanks again Anita!!! ;)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Steampunk Girls Lo3,4 and 5

I do not know what it is about 3's  I seem to want to create little stories in 3's. Like an evolution of sorts. The stages of lives lived in unknown worlds. I don't know lol But this an evolution of  Lo. Lo-3,4 and 5 The unfulfilled unrecognized irrelevant and unsure. Maybe they should of been named the Un's hahaha