Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Accessories

Today was a bit more leisurely when it came to the sewing.   Accessories like leg-warmers and gloves etc are a bit fiddly and time consuming, but can really finish off an outfit in a fun way.  So I settled down to concentrate just on doing those, and getting them to fit nicely the first time.

I took the trouble to add a cuff to the tops of the leg-warmers too. Really worthwhile.  They look great :)







































I tried Caleb's spare boots on Ell too. I like the way they help the doll stand alone without the usual aid of her stand.  MSD boots look huge on Ell, but I love the look of big feet on a doll.  They make her look kinda cute and cartoony :)  

























To finish off this outfit, I have my heart set on some kind of poncho or cape, with maybe a cowl neck.   I have some lovely olive knitted fabric I want to use, but how to finish the edges is going to be a bit of a challenge.

I looked through Pinterest and found some nice ideas:




















All of these look lovely, but don't have hemmed or bound edges.  I quite like the idea of fringing it, but I don't have any yarn the same colour as my olive knit... and I've banned myself from Ebay/shopping.  I've spent WAY too much lately. All my current projects are to try and use what I have tucked away in boxes and drawers. A considerable amount of materials! Soooo, not sure how to make my own version yet.   I'll have to play around with ideas.

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6 comments :

  1. Ell looks so cute with her big boots! Waiting eagerly to see what sort of poncho you come up with now!

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    1. Ookay, on this site there is, apparently, a facility where the blog decides that some comments are spam. So that's where your comment ended up... so I have moved you out of spam and now I can see you! Sadly, the poncho is looking like a no-go in the fabric I wanted to use. Bah.

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  2. Love the legwarmers and arm warmers - they just finish it off perfectly. The boots probably shouldn't work on Ell but they do!! I like the knitted poncho - have thought have doing something similar myself...

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    1. I do like layers :) The poncho, alas is not possible to make. the knitted fabric I have frays really fast and far too drastically for me to cut and sew :( I'll have to think of something else. Olive/Khaki greens are so hard to find in nice yarns - or I'd try knitting one.

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  3. This is beautifully understated but soooo stylish :D

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    1. Thank you :) I do like the lines of those pointy hem tunics.

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