Here are little Ella and Amy,
both are being worked on right now
As Ella says
'It's 'bout time!'
Amy is a doll based (very loosely)
on the singer Amy Lee.
The inspiration for her outfit
is the Victorian plaid dress
worn in this video.
Here Amy is being measured up for a body.
She has painted little black gloves
and a pair of glam high heels.
See that lace?
Isn't it gorgeous?
It look like vintage,
wrapped up in that pretty blue tissue paper.
I'm going to buy more,
just because I love how it was wrapped
(that, and I have a trimmings hoarder issue)
Amy's body is the same design as Ella's,
but the shoulders are different,
so there'll be some fiddling around to get it to fit.
Here it is, sewn, but the head and shoulders
need gluing to the body.
I'd had Amy's outfit decided
long before I started to make her,
but I had no idea how to dress Ella.
I was going to make her pastel and pearly,
pale and princess-y
but then Hubby bought me some flowers.
|Love men that buy flowers!|
and I knew I had some lace that was
red and pink and green.
Inspiration is the best cure for procrastination!
(I should get that printed on a t-shirt)
Here is Ella's moss green silk jacket,
with the lovely pure cotton lace.
And here she is with her red lace skirt
over a red silk petticoat.
I wanted a costume that was a little 18th century,
with Marie overtones.
Everything is pinned on her right now.
but as soon as I post this
I'm picking up that needle and thread.
She might even be finished tonight!