“Dainty & Demure” Revealed! ~ Calling all 13″ Effner Little Darlings

Well, this little dress didn’t take too long to finish, did it? It’s listed on Ebay now, so I’m calling “All Little Darlings” to take a peek! (Well, actually their mommy’s!) :o)

You can see it HERE… or you can click on the picture at the right side bar and it will take you to the Ebay listing.

Emmie and I had a very nice photo shoot and if you haven’t seen any pictures of her yet, you’ll see what I mean when I say she is very photogenic. I had over 100 pictures that I had to whittle down to 26 for my listing and it was HARD! There was hardly a bad picture in the bunch. I just had to pick the best of them all. That’s probably overkill for a listing, but I just didn’t want to eliminate any of them… sorry…

Her thigh highs are just like the ones I make all the time… from little girls tights, so they “look” like real tights… They just slide up your dolls legs very easily.

Emmie’s dress fabric was so soft it needed a boost to hold it out a little bit. One of my half slips worked perfectly!

Her dress had one slight problem… the fabric was so delicate and soft, when I pressed the neck and armhole on one side, all of the ribs in the dimity fabric apparently shifted so the dress ended up with just a slight ripple of extra fabric across the front bodice. When you look at it, you probably won’t notice it, but I did. It’s about 1/8″ too wide, but when her jacket is on, you can’t see it…The armhole stands a little bit away from her arm on one side and that bugged me, but there was absolutely nothing I could do about it, unless I wanted to start over… I discovered this on my final pressing of the dress… ugh!

See if you can see what I mean…

Her jacket went together pretty smoothly… I ended up adding some extra leaves around the pink roses this afternoon. The roses looked like they were just floating on the felt and I thought some leaves might help.

I wasn’t sure if the brown hat would show up with her brown wig, but I think it looks pretty sweet with this dress set. I got a little nervous toward the end of making the hat. It takes about 5 yards to make these little straw hats and that’s what I had…or at least that’s what I had ordered. I didn’t measure it before I started, but after wrapping and wrapping and wrapping it around and around the mold, I only had 5 inches of the braid left over. WHEW! There wasn’t even enough to add the little ruffled edge that I like to add to the brim. But I made it… thank goodness!
I already had the turquoise paper roses and the pink flowers so I didn’t have to buy anything to decorate it with… I just used what I had.

You can see her little teddy bear. I added a silk ribbon bow around her neck and then some glass beads…

Here are a few more pictures of the full set…

If you missed the link above for the Ebay listing, HERE it is again…

Well, that’s it for another dress..and now Emmie has made her debut! I think she’s a keeper!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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A few clues about Emmie’s dress…

I’m totally finished with Emmie’s new dress set
But seven small clues are all you will get,
Come back tomorrow and see it revealed
In all of its glory ~ I think you might squeal!

That’s all for today… use those imaginations! :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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It’s turquoise and pink and brown waves for Emmie…

I hope you trust me because even if “your” choice didn’t win, this is still going to be very pretty on Emmie. The turquoise and pink dimity fabric was the clear winner from the comments and emails. The wavy brown wig, that’s actually too small on Emmie’s head, won as the favorite. I did some work on her new debut dress and even though it looks pretty simple and plain… just hang on a bit longer… I think you’ll like it when it’s all finished.

I think her dress may be slightly too long, so I’m probably going to put some tucks in the hem of it… I used my favorite Swiss Batiste lace to “fancy” it up…

That turquoise wool felt is beside Emmie for a reason… but I’ll never tell…

My other “girls” showed Emmie the Dolly Toy Box and she has already found her “accessory” for this dress set! :o) Aren’t they cute together?

A simple post, I know, but at least it’s about sewing and dolls! :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Emmie wonders about her new dress…

First things first…
Just a quick note to remind you Nora’s dress, “Victorian Elegance” ends this evening on Ebay. You can see it by clicking the picture at the right side bar or you can click HERE and be taken to the auction…

This is the dress set…

Ever since Emmie came to live with me, I have wanted to take her wig off and see what she looked like in different colored wigs. Tonight I got that chance and thought I’d share with you a few of those looks. When I was talking to Lana about painting her, I wanted her to be versatile enough that she could wear a blonde wig sometimes or a red one, and not be totally stuck with only wearing dark wigs. I had her paint her eyelashes brown but not black to help with that. Here are a few looks…see if you have a preference.

This is the wig she came in…

This is a long carrot red “Ginger” wig by Monique… It’s a synthetic mohair and my favorite kind of wig…

This is a little platinum blonde wig I cut a while back…

This black wig is a Miranda wig and I’ve never used it before… I got it for Lian, but I always keep her in the bob…

She looks pretty cute in strawberry blonde too…this wig is called Sassy.

Elin or Ellowyne usually have this wig on, but I stretched and tugged and got it on Emmie. It’s a Kana Wild by Jpop wigs.

Recently I told you I had held back a piece of fabric that I wanted to make Emmie’s first dress from. This is it… a dimity and very dainty and lightweight. I already had the wool felt to make a hat…and it matches perfectly.

But I have been debating about this piece too… I picked up this blue piece of wool felt at St. Mary’s Antique Mall recently, and it goes wonderfully with this cream and blue print…

So, do you have a favorite wig and do you have a favorite fabric? Inquiring minds want to know… (Actually, just Jeanne wants to know!)

See you Monday,
Blessings, Jeanne

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