Sunday, 13 April 2014

My first Amber.

I've always liked the Ellowyne Wilde doll Amber Stanhope, so I finally bought one quite recently, nude, so she needed something to wear, but a bargain because she didn't come clothed.   Satin Shimmer Amber, to be exact - only I don't much like her flat fringe, so  I may end up scalping her so I can use wigs instead.   I know it probably seems like sacrilege, but I do already have a scalped Ellowyne who is one of my favourite dollies.

But I digress.   I found some gorgeous pink boots on ebay, which are for MSD sized dolls, but you know me and my liking for big clumpy bootses.

As luck would have it, I had some fabric with a pink background that is almost exactly the same as the slightly dusky pink of the boots.  



The pink print fabric was sold to me as 100% cotton - yeah right.  I'm 100% positive it's actually a viscose fabric.   Which is okay, because some viscose weaves are gorgeous and drapey, like this one. - only it's a bitch and a half to sew. Too silky and fragile to enjoy working with.   Even with copious amounts of fray-check to stop it falling to bits.

But, I persisted, and as you can see Amber looks really cute in her new outfit and boots :)

I still have a Prudence Moody doll to dress, but that's in hand as I type.  Once I've finished all the outfits, I'll probably end up selling them all on Etsy, but as this pink goes so well with the boots, I'm not sure I'm willing to part with this one.





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  1. It's a fab outfit and I think you should let Amber keep it!! I saw a Satin Sheen with the fringe removed - not sure how they did it but she looked stunning - this Amber is growing on me though (not that I need any more dollies..... )I do like the boots and they go beautifully with the outfit!

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    1. She'll have it for a while at least ;) I have this HUGE credit card bill to pay though, eek. My fault for buying three dollies recently...

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  2. Glad to see your creative skills back in full flow! As the owner of mostly nekkid gals I think it`s important to treat yourself to the occasional "keep" - even if it means sacrificing a previous keep to etsy! ;)

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    1. Yeah, I'll never have the right coloured fabric again, possibly! I have so many nekkid dolls. Le sigh.

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