I finished a hat for 14” Bru. The main fabric is antique aqua colored silk and it’s not matched color with the dress. Yet blue velvet ribbon and feather tie them together. For some reason I thought this color goes well with the dress than using ecru or blue.
I am leaving for Japan in two weeks and finally finished the Bru dress. ( Hooray!) I have used this design multiple times this year because it looks really nice on Bru dolls. Even though they have the same base design I can still create a different impression by using different colored fabrics and changing small details. I particularly like this cerulean blue silk taffeta which is very hard to find in modern fabric. This blue makes the doll look very special I think.
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.