Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dress & Dollye for Grete....

I think a goode dollye deserves another, don't you? Grete & Lille have been giving each other the eye, and Lille mysteriously is always in Grete's Lap.....I think she talks Pip into taking her over from the sideboard, so she can play... she is a little reproduction I did of a painted eye Grodnertal doll~ I love how her hair came out
Finished Grete's dress too! She likes it so much, she has asked me for another allready! She will have to wait a little while tho, as so many others don't even have their first dress yet. I patterned this one from a c1839 gown~ the van dyke points on the bodice should have been piped, but they were so small, I couldn't do it to my satisfaction, so left them plain.

Did you watch my video on piping a seam??? I really sound corny in the end, saying "now go pipe some seams"....geeze! I MEANT to say, that the next time you are sewing, I hope you will consider to pipe the seams~ it really is so very simple, and adds so much~ just imagine how plain Grete's dress would be, above, without the extra touch the piping adds to it.


6 comments:

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Gorgeous! Can you show her from head to toe? I'm dying to see her all done! I love the print, too. I want to go back in time and wear that dress!

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

Rachael, you are amazing...the dress is beautiful and I love her doll!!

Barb

Barbara said...

You must be feeling better! All that shiring on the sleeves!!! All those tiny little gathers! I have to agree with the lady above, where's the rest of Grete?? I want to see more.
LY, Mom

lovetheprimlook said...

I love the fabric , it looks so rich. I cant wait to see the whole doll.

Angie

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how lovely and perfect.. You have magical hands my dear!!! Much love
Deena

Heather said...

wow, the dress came out beautifully!~