Sunday, October 24, 2010
Jodhpurs for U-noa
I have been wanting to tackle this pattern for a long time. It's by Zozo, of Zolala! and it appeared in the October 2008 issue of Haute Doll. I chose my fabric a long time ago, cut it out, set it aside and didn't get back to it until now. Perhaps I should have tossed that fabric and started fresh with something lighter in weight. This fabric's weave is very close. I don't remember what it is (cotton duck, maybe?) but after working with it I suspect it might serve quite admirably either as a sail for a small boat or as canvas to paint on. I think this is leftover fabric from L-Heart's Brummel outfit. You'd think I would remember what a bear it was to work with.
The new top for Lusis meant I had a bodysuit and no one to wear it. I decided to try it on Narae, who liked it better than the white bodysuit. I caught Dharma eyeing the white suit and let her try it on. Not only did it fit her better than it fit Narae, but she was also able to wear the stockings where no one else could. I don't know if her original body could have worn them, but they fit the 41 cm IslandDoll body with only minimal tugging to get the stockings over her heels. I paired both bodysuits with existing skirts. Narae's is from Designs by Jude for Ellowyne Wilde and Dharma's is by Gracefaerie for Narae. Narae's cream-and-brown shoes are by Luts; Dharma's black ballet flats are by Goodreau.