My Lizzy is ready for the Netherfield Ball!
I am in love with her outfit, and might I add, I am very proud of my first attempt at dressing a doll! I was like a little girl in a candy shop at the fabric store! After an hour's rambling around, I picked out this darling gauzy olive green fabric sprinkled with glitters. To line the thin fabric and for the bodice, I picked out this two-toned green fabric with a bluish sheen.
For a no-sew solution, I used fabric glue for the edges. The pleated finish, however, needed something more substantial ~ the solution: super glue! The super glue was especially helpful since it dries clear!
I used the same shimmery fabric to create a wrap for Lizzy, which doubles as sleeves.
The most fun part of dressing my doll was creating the ornaments. Lizzy has matching earrings and tiered necklaces of amber beads. Her bracelets were created by braiding together strands of gold metallic thread.
At 24 and married, I still run to my mother to show her my creations! So, this afternoon, I went to visit Ma, and she loves my Lizzy. I hope you enjoyed her too!