Saturday, November 13, 2010
I spent this week working on a more spiffed up ragdoll. A new friend in Canada is a huge Marie Antoinette fan, and I was inspired to make this doll.
She started out with all sorts of stuff, including a hoop skirt, but it got so out of control, that I stripped her back down to just a white silk petticoat, a hip bolster, a pair of underdrawers, charmeuse skirt and brocade top. The color is more of a robin's egg blue, but a little icy, and I think the color isn't just right in photographs, but you get the idea.
I found a great handmade yarn with pearls and laces in it for her upswept hair-do. The face is handpainted. The cotton corset and shoes are sewn on and not removable. All of the rest of the clothing is removable, because Marie, you know, liked to change her clothes often.