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Sep. 3rd, 2006

Project Wilhelmina is going swimmingly. Or at least, cutely.

She is now sporting a pair of drawers (with tiny blackwork!), and a chemise (with ruffles!), so she's not flashing passerbys anymore.

Of course, she's still bald as an egg, but I just received the mohair to give her a coiffure.

That being said, I have never attempted to use anything on a doll other than yarn for hair, (I've never been a dollmaker, and the few ones I've ever worked on were sort of Raggedy Ann dolls), so this should be interesting. Try giving the blasted thing a period hairstyle, and this should be entertaining.

I have been told that using acrylic is far easier than using mohair for this as it is easier to curl and handle, but I refuse to use non-natural fibers for this project if I can help it.

Of course, I did order some acrylic just in case I really mess up the mohair, but I am hoping not to have to use it.

Next, the farthingale.

Wow, making tiny garb is a royal pain in the butt.

So whose idea was this?

Never mind.

Comments

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gianetta
Sep. 3rd, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
did you see the doll at Desert Torch this year?
belfebe
Sep. 3rd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
No, did they have one? Bummer! I missed it!
gianetta
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
It's not actually a doll yet, but a fully dressed tiny vintage dress form - about the height of a barbie doll. She even has a perfect little effigy corset and a farthingale. The tailor is planning to use his partner's hair to make a wig for the doll, so I'm assuming that he's going to give her a head/face too.
greta_k
Sep. 4th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Bel & I saw a painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington the other week which could be your evil twin Skippy. Looked just like you.
gianetta
Sep. 4th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
That's funny. Maybe it was me in a former life. :)
belfebe
Sep. 4th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Wilhelmina is taller than a Barbie doll. I am looking forward to seeing what Jose comes up with. This is so much fun!
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belfebe
Sep. 4th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Hello Martelle! :-D

That's because great minds connect very easily ;-)
greta_k
Sep. 4th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Go ahead . . . use the acrylic . . . really . . . it's ok . . . (says the evil Greta as she prepares her A&S entry and documentation for Chalice. heeheehee).
belfebe
Sep. 4th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
In your dreams girl! In your dreams!

The chocolate will be mine! Mwahahahahahahahaha!
perronelle
Sep. 5th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
I have some braided wool I used to use for doll hair. Looks very natural. If you don't like working with the mohair come over and I'll show you that and some tibetan lamb that also works well.

Also I still have that scroll

love
P~
belfebe
Sep. 5th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million! I may yet take you on that one :-D
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