Ah, my poor neglected blog... actually I was waiting to post this entry until I had made a macrame belt for Boho #4, but I have to learn to make macrame knots first, and that could take a while...
I just love Boho chic... it speaks to me of Summer and leisure-time; carefree and casual but still stylish and feminine.
As seen previously, being worn by beautiful Aria. I just love her new "do" by Amadiz Studio.
Lace blouse is BurdaStyle pattern #116, and her "painted" skirt is a gift from my friend Lyanne.
Lady "B" (Beatrice) - Iplehouse Carina - is as elegant as always in a tie-front tunic top in a stunning poppy-flowered fabric, given to me by my neighbour. She is accompanied by Commander Bane (Benedict).
Pattern is Lekala #5196.
Topaz (also known as "Rose"), fresh from getting a wonderful fresh, dewy face-up by Vitta-Vera, in a lace top and rose necklace by SisenDesigns, and trousers in a floral cotton print.
Her wig is by Amadiz Studio. Isn't wonderful? I love the red-gold colour, which is very difficult to find. The style is reminiscent of portraits of nymphs by Botticelli. I guess that is why it is called "Golden Renaissance"!
"Saffron" (Elf Chloe) arrives!
I made her a retro dress (BurdaStyle pattern #V11).
She has a wonderful face-up, by "Pretty". I don't know anything about the face-up artist, except that I think they are based in Europe.
Boho #5: Bell-sleeved tunic, modelled by Lady B.
The pattern is Leko #4270, from the Bootstrapfashion.com site.
So... I have actually been doing stuff... just not posting about it....
This is what the trial jacket looks like now - with the front constructed properly.
Now I need to create convincing-looking pockets. My tailoring skills are not up to creating real pockets. And I need to consider how best to add lining and put on the collar.
I'm supposed to be kitting everyone out for Winter but instead I find myself trialling downsizing pdf sewing patterns for real people for use with BJDs.
I'm still working on the methodology for downscaling, but it's working pretty well so far.
This is maxi-dress lekala pattern #5190 being modelled by Tiare, my Iplehouse SID Mari;
What a pretty doll she is!
I gave the skirt a train, and lifted it up at the front to display her newly blushed toenails.
Hmm... I don't know whether it's a good look or not....
I did have to adjust the bodice pattern a bit as I omitted the bands from the pattern and just substituted ribbons hand-sewn over the top. The fabric is a pretty crepe, which drapes beautifully.
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.