Flying Fox Studio

Just comments about my art, kids, animals and the eccentricity of it all.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

making progress

Making progress on the little hand sculpted doll. She is supposed to look like she is from the 1840's. Her dress is all handsewn, and as accurate to the period as possible right down to the cartridge gathering on her skirt.

I can hardly wait to put it on her, I just have to finish her little chemise, undies and petticoat. Petticoats from the period, which was before hoop skirts, where corded and padded to help them stand out, I can't decide if I will include the padding since that is an awful lot of bulk for a little doll. She will probably end up for sale on my Etsy site, I am making a much bigger one and I think I will keep the big one, we'll see how it turns out.
And then there are some more feathers, these are from Mountain Scrub Jay, cockatoo and the little yellow whisp is from a sulfer crested cockatoo. The antique paper is from the late 1880's.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful dress you have mae for your doll-perfection!