Sunday, May 25, 2008

“Dear Prudence”

This is Ellowyne Wilde’s friend, Prudence Moody. She arrived here a few days ago, and I just love everything about her. Like my Ellowyne doll, she has three wigs – for three completely different looks. Pru came dressed in a cotton gingham checked teddy with striped stockings and darling little white lace-up boots. I’ve spent the past couple of days making an outfit for her, consisting of a long skirt (made from an old piece of quilting cotton), embroidered vest and a chenille tote bag trimmed with vintage fabric and a twinkle button. Now, she’s all ready for a pleasant afternoon of antiquing. Sewing for the dolls is helping me to reduce my “stash.” Hehe, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it…


Below is a close-up view of the embroidery on the vest. I adapted the design from a charming book, 101 Iron -on Transfers for Ribbon Embroidery by Deanna West Hall. The embroidery was done after the vest was near completion, before the side seams were stitched. So the back of the embroidery is hidden by the lining. It was a bit awkward to work this way (as you can see!), but knots would have been unsightly.

8 comments:

Ati. Norway. said...

OOh , she looks lovey in her new clothes. Love the vest with the rose :)

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh I just love the doll clothes you made! The embroidery is so pretty. I love making doll clothes, but have not done so in years, since my daughter has grown. However, I have a stash of antique dolls just waiting to be dressed.. Maybe one day.{: Keep up the beautiful work! blessings, Kathleen

Conni said...

Thanks for your nice comments, Ati and Kathleen!

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is just so fetching!

I think it could be fun to play with dolls.....

Allison Ann Aller said...

Conni, my emails to you are bouncing back!
I wanted to say....

"Dang, Conni, I don't know what gives with that comment function on my blog. Sorry
about that.

The petals really did work out nicely, and were so easy, too! Lots of
possibilities there... :-)

Nice to hear from you.... xo~Allie"

I hope THIS goes through! ;-)

Jackie said...

OF COURSE I remember the 3 kittens. I think of them often! Its time I saw them again. You kept all 3?
I was just thinking yesterday about the cat we had before our current one. he was born here and had one sister who will be 19 next week, but she lives down the road. (He died in 2000..I think a garden proud ex neighbour had something to with it)
yes Dear Willow has to be in on everything. I thought it was quite funny so I left her. She matches the scheme! Thank you for your comments.
Love Dear Prudence

Penhallow Street said...

Her outfit is charming! All the dolls will envy her : )

Conni said...

Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments.