So I left you hanging where the outer shell was all done and so was the lining. Now it was time to put it all together. I attached the outer shell to the lining along the bust line and ironed it to be flat. The top lay flat and fit along the bust. The fit is tight and I like it a lot. Once all the inner seams are done , the dress is finished. I added layers of tulle,6 to the bottom of the lining, so in addition to the two layers of red tulle, now I had 8 layers of tulle all u
Charles James revisited
After finishing the last gold dress, I have decided to keep working on some great evening gowns, using Charles James as my inspiration. I chose the dress in the picture as an inspiration, and decided to do few version of it in different colors. The first version is the colors combinations you see in the above photo. So stay tuned. I started with a good pattern that I altered to work for the design and being that it was a new draft I made a muslin to check the pattern. Once I
Shoes or no shoes, that is the question.
I usually get the doll's shoes from a seller on ebay name Hemeife. The thing is that sometimes this seller offer no shoes at all for a period of time, and then he burst on his shop with multitudes of beautiful shoes. I usually add shoes to my outfits even though not all 16" dolls feet are the same. I get the Tyler 46 mm shoe size which in general will fit most 16" doll except for Ellowynne and Antoinette. I find his collection of shoes to my taste and I usually but few of the
A dress story
When I was done with the first gold dress I was inspired to keep the momentum and since I had some more of the fabric I decided to do another simpler version of the dress, using tulle to drape around instead of the fabric itself. So happily I cut the dress, the lining and pleated the bottom, dyed the zipper and put the whole thing together. I kind of had an idea on how to go about the tulle draping. It took a while to come up with results that were pleasing and worked Few tim