Even though the deadline is approaching, sometimes I make a dress half way and think, “Huh? It doesn’t look like what I imagined. It doesn’t look right on her“. That’s happening this time
I’m going to start over again by changing the design and color. This Bru definitely looks better in blue than red and gold …
This turquoise blue fabric I will be using is an antique gown from 1870’s silk taffeta. This fabric is very thin and crisp and has beautiful luster and it turns into heavy looking fabric by adding thick cotton backing.
I love using eyelet insertion lace with ribbon to trim doll corsets. But finding small scale lace trim and eyelet lace combinations is not so easy. I often stitch three pieces of lace together to make trims for corsets.
I wanted to use smaller iris glass eyes for my new Bru doll but eye holes seemed bit too large against irises. So I made another head with smaller eye cut. I think the balance of irises and eye holes seem better with this new head. I like this one better than the first head I made.
I just acquired another antique eyes I could used for my newest 14” Bru doll that I am making for the exhibition. These eyes( on the right ) have one size larger irises. Which looks do you like better?
I finished painting a 14 inch Bru Jne 4 head for exhibition in Japan this November.
I temporarily set antique blue eyes and she looks great! I think I am going to use these eyes for her. I added a blonde mohair wig and hat to get some ideas how she would look when she is dressed. Trying out wigs and hats will give me some clue when I design a dress for each doll. She seems to go well with red color. I know she would definitely look good with blue but I have been making dolls with blue dresses a lot lately so I love to try red this time.