|My first collar, top left. Somehow the wrong side of the|
pintucks ended up on the outside! Below it is the fabric
I pleated and then cut out to the shape of the collar.
As usual, I ran into problems right off the bat. It was my own fault. In my haste, I did some of the steps out of order, like making the pleats on the skirt before adding the lace edging. Dumb. The pattern includes lining pieces but the directions do not address them, and I forgot how to put a dress and lining together until after I had done it wrong. I ripped it out and started over. My first two collars were a disaster, until I remembered a trick for making pintucks. Instead of trying to make the tucks on the tiny piece of collar fabric, I made them on a larger rectangle of the same fabric, then centered the pattern piece on top and cut around it.
The pattern's author gathers her lace on top of the collar. I might try that next time. For this dress I simply layered the lace between the pintucked outer collar and its plain bottom layer.
|This wig is from Iplehouse. The color is red wine.|
Chibi Roron needs to be assembled and painted, so all I can show you for now is the box. I had hoped to put her together this weekend but didn't manage to get to it. Lilin will have to wait a while longer for her companion.
|U-noa Chibi Roron, lovingly packaged by Noppin for her overseas journey.|
|Bits and pieces. Trust me, they do add up to a doll!|
I ordered an extra faceplate -- the pouting one in the foreground.
Twing-key has been on my want list for a long time. She would have joined the dolls at Resin Corner long ago if not for all the must-haves that debuted in the interim. Even before I put in my order, I knew that I would name her Twinkie. That's probably what Dream of Doll meant to call her, except that they spelled it the way they heard it.
She arrived with a black wig and green acrylic eyes, instead of the blonde wig and pink eyes she's shown wearing on the website. I like the color combination of black and green, but the eyes were 16 mm, which left no white showing around the iris. I prefer to see some white along with the color, so I went through my 14 mm eyes to see what might suit. I installed several different colors to see which I liked best, finally selecting the eyes you see in the photos. They are powder blue, from Safrindoll.
|Although similar, this is not the wig that came with Twing-key.|
It is actually a wig called That Girl, by Goodreau for the
Also this week, thanks to the intervention of a reader of this blog, Balljointedwoman was accepted to membership in the online forum Den of Angels, where she will be posting as vermont chick. See you there!
I suppose that makes this a week of quadruple happiness.