Dress for 16 inch Bru doll

I have been saving this marvelous antique silk fabric for a special doll and it’s time to use it! You rarely come across this kind of antique fabric with desirable pattern and color in perfect scale for dolls. Fortunately I just had enough piece left to make a jacket for my 16 inch Bru.

特別な子のために、この素晴らしいアンティークのストライプシルク地を取っておいたのですが、やっと使う時が来ました!似たような生地には時々お目にかかりますが、このシルク地のように色、柄、パターン、そしてストライプの幅がドール用のドレスにぴったりなものはそうそうお目にかかれません。ちょうど16インチのBru嬢のジャケットを作る分だけ残っていたので、さっそく使ってみました。 I am going to use dusky pink antique silk fabric to make skirt section but it’s too shimmering so I antiqued fabric to make it look even more aged.

スカート部分には、画像左のダスキーピンクのアンティークシルクを使うことにしたのですが、ちょっとテカりが強すぎるので、もっと使い古したように加工しました。 And here is the result. I used plenty of antique silk edging lace as an accent. This is one of my favorite Bru dress design.

完成品はこんな感じです。私が一番好きなBruドレスのデザインです。アンティークのシルクレースをアクセントにたっぷり使ったので、いつもよりゴージャスな雰囲気が出ました。 I could have used more complicated design but when I have fabric this gorgeous, it’s better to use simple design to showcase the fabric itself.

もっと変わったデザインを取り入れることもできたのですが、このように素晴らしい生地を使う場合は、デザインはシンプルにして生地の柄を引き立たせた方がいいと思います。 I don’t think I will ever be able to make the same dress again since this striped pattern antique silk fabric is extremely hard to find. What a lucky doll she is going to be!


Attached Bru arms to antique body

My doll making has been interrupted lately because I adopted a puppy! I have lost my beloved dogs last fall and I have been waiting for arrival of this new puppy since then.But raising a new puppy is just like having a new born in house ! I have forgotten how buys it can be. I have to get use to this new routine with my work but it’s all worth it. She is nothing but a bundle of joy!

So I finally managed to make Bru arms for antique body. Here is what she looks like now. I have posted I will finish her by October but I think I better finish her sooner so that I can concentrate on making a new doll for exhibition in Japan. I realized I do better if I work one doll at a time to give all my attention to each doll.Sounds good?


Back to Japan in December

I have received a very exciting offer recently. Antique decor furniture shop Geographica in Tokyo has been hosting doll exhibition during Christmas season each year and I was offered to display my dolls this year along with dolls created by top doll artists in Japan. I am extremely honored and have decided to accept this offer. This exhibition is a collaboration of art dolls and antique furniture, a perfect match to create a space filled with magical feelings of Christmas. I love antique furniture and I also use them as back drop when I photograph my dolls. It will be an ideal environment to display dolls for me. I am very excited at the same time I am extremely nervous because this will be my first time to exhibit my dolls in public in Japan. I am planing to make two dolls for this event and I have to juggle my schedule to complete them before deadline. I am still planing to finish 16 inch Bru with antique body I am working on right now as scheduled. She will be for sale in November then I will fly back to Japan in December for this event. I thought I will take it easy rest of this year but turned out be as busy as usual. But I am extremely thankful for people who gave me this opportunity. I hope I can create dolls that will meet their expectations.


These are photos from previous doll event at Geographica Tokyo.                             ( picture courtesy by Naruto and Hizuki doll )