30″ Bru Jne 14 finally completed!

Happy New Year!
I just finished my last doll of 2021 yesterday. I have been working on her since spring ???
It’s been a decade at least since I made such a large size doll. I noticed I have to hand stitch a lot more than the little dresses I have been making. LOL
Here are her photos I can finally share with you.
She is a 30″ Bru Jne 14 with antique eyes.
( She is already reserved for a customer who is on my waiting list.)
I made her head back in 2009 and kept her with me till now. I added mohair eyelashes for her per customer request. (some of original antique Brus did have mohair eyelashes by the way)  I engraved my name and year 2009 at the back of her head.
Her body is a Chevrot style body with bisque SP and lower arm, composition lower legs, metal upper arms and upper legs covered with kid skin leather all handcrafted by me except bisque SP.
I stained my leather body and lower legs to give a vintage look.
She has an antique brunette human hair wig. Her burgundy bonnet is an antique and I made her costume to match her bonnet. Luckly I had antique silk velvet in the same color as the bonnet so I used it as a jacket part and used antique cranberry silk for the front and skirt section. Her dress is traditional style drop waist design, nothing too fancy so I used plenty of antique lace at the back to give richness.
I also made leather Bru shoes which pattern was taken from original antique Bru shoes. Her socks are antique brown stockings. She turned out to a very traditional style Bru doll and I am very pleased with her look.
She will be my last 30″ doll I create. This life size doll has amazing presence but the labor of making such a large doll is a bit too much for me to handle anymore. This head was with me for more than 10 years without a proper body and a dress and I am so glad she turned out to be such a lovely girl.   Hope new owner will enjoy her as much as I do.
Thank you everyone for following my snail progress of doll making. I will take a break for a few weeks and will get started working on a new doll. I receive many inquiries regarding availability of my dolls and all my future dolls are booked for customers who are on the waiting list up to 2025. You can also follow my work at Instagram as bebesbysayuri .           ( Please note I am no longer on facebook.)
I hope 2022 will be a happier and even better year for everyone! Cheers!
2021年はギリギリまで制作をしていて、昨日やっと14号のBru嬢が完成しました。私はこのヘッドを2009年に制作しましたが、今年の春から完成品としての製作に入りました。夏から秋にかけていろいろと予定外のアクシデント(?)に見舞われ、完成が年末までずれ込んでしまいましたが、やっとちゃんとしたボディとドレスを作ってあげることができて感無量です。( ;∀;)
幸いボネと同じいろのアンティ―クベルベット生地を持っていたので、ジャケット部分にはそれを、フロントとスカート部分にはクランベリーレッドのアンティーク地を使いました。サイズが大きい子なのでデザインに凝ることもできたのですが、いろいろ思案してみて、結局この定番なローウェストドレスが一番しっくりくることがわかり、このデザインで作りました。Bruはお顔にインパクトがあるので、ドレスはあくまでも引き立て役、ドレス自体が目立つようなものはやはり合いませんね。(;^ω^) シンプルなデザインなので、後ろにふんだんのアンティークレースを施して、少し豪華さを出してみました。


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