Sunday, 1 January 2017

A dress for Ellowyne Wilde



Another Sunday drive-by.   I needed to make a dress to go with a coat and hat I've made for our lovely Ell, so I bought some fabric from one of my favourite Spoonflower designers Joan McLemore. I've used this print before and it's so lovely for 16" dolls, even with its slightly large scale, I had to use it again.

The fabric is Spoonflower's retired cotton lawn, and the print is "Cool Garden". As the cotton lawn is not available, the basic combed cotton makes a good substitute, and is a slightly lighter weight than standard quilters cottons.


OOAK ellowyne wilde dress


I love this lady's artistry, and wish I had half her skill when it comes to creating fabric design.



The dress is almost complete. I need to make a petticoat and tights, and maybe some gloves, and then I'm done.

This is my first post of 2017, so a very Happy New Year to all.  :)

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  1. The print is lovely, it works perfect for the bodice and on the skirt part. I love the colours too. Ellowyne will look so elegant in this dress! Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm fond of purples, and I love this print. Thank you! And the same back atcha.

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  2. Gorgeous fabric - gorgeous dress... gorgeous colours.... what's not to like about it!! I want to create but I have to clean and tidy up before going back to work tomorrow - so not looking forward to having to get up lol!!!

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    1. It is lovely. I'm tempted to buy a couple of metres of the stuff, but Spoonflower is not cheap! Nooo, not work. D: You must count off the days until you have another holiday!

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  3. Happy New Year Tess! This is a fabulous start to the year with perfect positioning of the fabric on this dress. I don't have a problem with the scale, I often find that alightly larger prints work even on tiny Pippa; the trick - as you obviously know - is how you use them ;)

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    1. And to you my lovely! <3

      Yeah, it's the trick of using the print right. I've used huge prints on some of my Pip stuff in the past and they looked very cool. I've just finished the outfit today, but now I need to collapse and do some peaceful knitting. So I'll list it tomorrow and show the finished thing here on the blog.

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