fancy dresses

April 17, 2014


The dolls grow out of a pattern cut from my coffee training folder.

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They multiply. And fill up, one by one, with wool.

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Then they grow hair. French knots, tied with embroidery floss.

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And then they get dressed. These dolls like fancy dresses. 

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Cut from scraps of Liberty cotton.

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They all try on different fabric scraps.

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Which are then cut into multiples of geometric shapes for bodices.


Ties for hair.

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Trapezoids for skirts.

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The shapes are stitched together.

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Pretty soon they are all dressed. 

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And posed for show.

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