Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My Elizabeth Bennet Doll

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!


4 comments:

Cre8 said...

Sumaiya She looks amazing. If I didn't know I would say she looks allot like you. I love her. Everything about her is wonderful. The costuming is simply amazing. Are you sure this is the first doll you ever made? I have to say your much better than I am at dressing. I really think you need to make another, and another and another LOL

~Love and Mini Hugs~
Andrea Renee, Cre8
http://www.tinycrafts.com

PS: What scale is she?

smehreen said...

Dearest Andrea,
She seems to me to be a little bigger than the 1:12 size. I have already started on a second doll which is smaller and more accurately the 1:12 size. It is soooooooo addictive! I can't stop! This is the first dollhouse doll I created. I did make cloth-dolls as a child, but those were not nearly as complicated as this!

Jo said...

Suma, your doll is great and that tutorial website is wonderfull, I am going to try making one.
Thanks for the website info.

smehreen said...

Dearest Jo,
I am so happy that you liked my doll! Once you finish your doll, remember us, and share her photos with us!
Love,
Sumaiya.