This is Iplehouse Stella (face-up by Angel Toast), with an EID "tattoo" body which has been painted by BJD face-up artist Vitta Vera;
Stella has been posed and photographed by Lyanne.
Stella's body originally belonged to Pamela, but I popped Stella on this body for a photo-shoot with my friend Lyanne, and she looked wonderful on it - so she got to keep it!
The "carved" tattoos on the torso and thigh are picked out in peacock blue metallic thread and enhanced with tiny Swarovski crystals. Stella's hands and feet have been blushed by Vitta Vera and her feet enhanced with "barefoot sandals". The painting is incredibly delicate and beautiful.
Here is a close-up of one foot (this is a flat foot - her heel feet have a different design - isn't her "pedicure" just perfect?
And a peacock feather in bronze and blue has been added to her back;
... okay, dress... evening gown, whatever..
I started making this maxidress (BurdaStyle #111C) in a lovely red jersey, but am having a terrible getting anything like a decent finish to my seams. The fabric just slips and slides while I am trying to sew it. So I've decided to buy a "walking foot" for my sewing machine (an inexpensive Brother), which if online tutorials are correct, should make my life a lot easier.
I've always avoided knits before - but I couldn't resist this colour red, and this is a pattern for stretch knits, so I found myself sitting in front of my machine sewing a blue streak... er, swearing a blue streak.
Time to get the right tool for the task! That means a trek across town to a sewing centre close to my workplace, so I think I will pick one up on the way home tomorrow.
I do hope it will do the job for me, because it opens up new vistas of fun things to sew...
The dress is being modelled by Iplehouse Pamela.
You can see the clunky seams here; not good enough! Actually, this is a sundress pattern, and thus has a rather 'casual' vibe - I might try and think of a way to produce something that looks a little more 'finished' for my next attempt.
Pamela has the EID "tattoo" body, and you can see her unpainted tattoos under one shoulder strap. She has a custom Iplehouse face-up.
Iplehouse regularly auction off dolls with flaws, or from cancelled orders. The resident face-up artists give them custom face-ups which can be very... "unusual", or just different. Anyway, whoever buys one of these dolls has a "one of a kind" doll!
And here we have another pink Jpopdolls wig! This is in 8/9" size, but a 7/8" would be a better, snugger fit. Pamela has ginger brows, and there are ginger strands in this wig (Kanalong in "Summer Moon").
Those long EID legs!
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.