Saturday, 11 March 2017

Three very special OOAK outfits for Ellowyne.



My Internet silence for a week or so has been due to working on these three very lovely Ellowyne outfits. Having thrown all sorts of trimmings and jewellery at them, I've even found a new way to make lovely boots for dolls with high-heeled feet. Not so sure I can make it work on flat-feet dolls, but at some point I will try.

Anyway, I've been gazing at these boots for some time now, sitting on my workdesk looking UBER FABULOUS. If I was twenty years younger - and didn't have painful spine issues - I'd wear these, for sure.


It's tricksy to see the detailing on the black pair, so here are the two other pairs I made.  Rusty/pumpkinny coloured, and dusky pink.



Each pair takes a good 5 to 6 hours of making, but so very worth it.   My dolls even stand up in them... although when the clothing is added, the weight of skirts, etc, do make the doll a bit unstable.  But it's good for taking photos without a stand.

On with the outfits.

First up is "Raspberry Smoothie".  A lovely Fifties silhouette with lots of extras.  The dress is from SSP-046, the two dresses pattern for Ell and her mates.   The dresses i made whilst developing that pattern are so lovely, they deserve to be incorporated into special ensembles.


Raspberry smoothie: £140.00 (Link takes you to Etsy)

OOAK Outfit for Ellowyne

I've thrown in the kitchen sink with this outfit.  Bolero, gloves, hat, jewellery, and of course, the boots.  (I will not cease raving about these boots.  I'd have died for a similar pair when I was younger.)

I love this on Lizette. She's such a classy lady.

OOAK Outfit for Ellowyne


Next up is "Spiced Apricot" which looks amazing on my Cinnamon and Marigold Ellowyne doll.   She needs a name, but Marigold seems to have stuck.


Spiced Apricot: £130.00 (Link takes you to Etsy)

OOAK Outfit for Ellowyne



The rust coloured bolero and hat really spices up this apricot dress, and the little hand-crocheted flowers really add a pop of colour. The flowers are actually made by myself, in my own hand-dyed cotton yarn.

And of course the boots. Okay, I'll shut up about them now.




And this one is actually my favourite.  I think it's the seventies style, the bakersboy bonnet, and the beautiful crinkle viscose in the dress.   This dress is the one I made first, to develop the bodice for the previous two dresses for SSP-046.  It went right first time, so I had to use it in an outfit.

Seventies Flavoured: (£130.00) (Link takes you to Etsy)



This is one of the nicest wigs Wilde ever came out with, for Ell.  It looks fab on Pris, to whom it technically belongs.

I like the black - although it's difficult to see the detail in the photos. I often have this problem photographing blacks.

And again, I've crocheted the flowers with my hand-dyed yarns.





Do that's what I've been up to.   My Etsy store is looking a bit depleted in the ready-made outfits section, so I',m spending some time making a few pretty things to list in my store.  Something for Patience next, I think, and then I'll create something new for my Kaye Wiggs girls, which means a new pattern is in the offing.

In other news, I've actually been through all my fabric stash, and my storage boxes. I've tidied them all up, organised everything, and my room is now immaculate. I do need to sort through a few things more, to really get rid of all my clutter.   I now have empty boxes and almost a whole empty drawer.

Thus creating room for more fabric.

I'm kidding.

Honest.

A bit.

But at least my patterns are organised and archived, and everything is a bit more conducive to running an organised little micro-business.  But I do keep looking at Ebay and all those mouthwatering fabrics....

Must... behave.....
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14 comments :

  1. Congrats! Those sets are all so lovely, and the boots are to die for <3 Oh my, if I only had Ellowyne...

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    1. Thank you! I wish half the doll fashions around were available in people-sized shops. And not just the shoes either. :)

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  2. Oh my word.... such total loveliness!! Lizette looks pretty in pink, Marigold gorgeous in spice and as for Pris I'm loving that Seventies feeling and I just love that fabric... I think it might be my fave as well!! Those boots are just awesome ... you clever clever thing - I want the pink ones for me (not that they'd ever fit me!). I've finished the dress... so now I have a coat and a dress... the outfit is progressing slowly... hat next but have a very sore finger so will have to see how it feels tomorrow!!

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    1. I've no idea how, but I missed all these comments!

      I think the wig really makes the Seventies outfit. It's almost dreadlocks. I like the pink ones too, and I think most people do, lol. I hope your poor finger recovers. Will we see your finished results on Flickr?

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    2. See what happens when you post twice in one day lol!! Yes the wig is fab I have a similar one that came with the first wigged Amber. Finished outfit will be on Flickr once I finish it - currently making the hat and then I might be knitting something! Have to mention that the fit on the bodice of the 50s dress pattern is just beautiful - I love it!

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    3. Oh yes. My mind goes all over the place! Looking forward to seeing it all finished. :) Glad to hear the 50s bodice s a great fit.

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    4. Pics now on Flickr!!

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    5. They're fabulous! Have visited and ogled the pics.

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    6. Thank you - well you know it all starts with a good pattern!! Just adapting yourjumper/cardi pattern to make a cardi to go with the dress!

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    7. Ooooh. Now I'm really interested to see your knits! They're to die for.

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  3. Oh my goodness those boots are fabulous. I would do almost anything to have a pink pair like that! I can just imagine the work that went into making something so small and so perfect! Total eye candy!!

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    1. It's a very satisfying make, but my back was in bits after working at my desk. The pink pair do seem popular! Thanks for the kind words. :)

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  4. Oh Tess, these outfits are to die for. The dresses by themselves were lovely but it's all the perfect little details that make the outfits. And the boots!!!! They really are amazing! You strut your stuff girl :) :) :)

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    1. Thanks Anj! The boots were inspired by the Pippa ones I used to make. I've always wanted to try attaching soles and heels to stocking shapes. It's a faff, but I'm glad it worked out so well. <3

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