Friday, July 9, 2010
I've had these very old kid gloves that are way too tiny for anyone but a baby to wear, but they had these cute little buttons and buttonholes on them. I decided to make them the spats. Why waste those tiny buttonholes!
Costuming is always tricky for smaller pieces. You have to think about scale and thickness of the fabrics. Because I'm such a pose Nazi, and my hands and heet tend to be large and spread out, I often have to sew a lot of the clothes on the dolls by hand.I found the perfect piece of velveteen, but have to be careful not to make everything too thick! Here he is with his pants on!
He has a barely visibly silk shirt and a lace ruffle. I had a heck of a time with the sash and almost abandoned the fabric, but I just love it so much for him, I stuck it out. Of course, he'll have sleeves, but tomorrow!
Almost done! He needs a couple last things, aside from his sleeves. I'll post pictures when he's completed! And guess what?! He's sold!! My dear friend Ginni wants to buy him! I'm so pleased! I'm going to get a shelf to put my boxes on and a stool to sit on, then I'm going to blow the rest on my birthday! Whoooooo!!!!
Posted by Flora's Pond at 3:04 PM