"Wait a minute," someone says. "How can heads wear a dress?" The dress is for my OasisDoll body, which up until I finished sewing was sporting the Natalie head sculpt. Now I have two other heads to alternate on that body: Yaoyue and Linglan.
Here they are. Yaoyue is on the left, with the partly open mouth. I have given her green eyes. Linglan is on the right, with the closed mouth. She is wearing gray-blue eyes. Both colors are polyglass eyes from Eyeco. (Usually I get their soft silicone eyes.) I love the look of them -- they are very realistic. The only problem is that the pupil seems to follow the viewer, which can be somewhat disconcerting at times. From some angles the pupil disappears altogether. From other angles the doll appears crosseyed. I don't know -- I may go back to soft silicone.
|The fabric is by Kona Bay. Pattern by The Patchwork Pansy.|
The pattern calls for lining the bodice of the sheath. I decided to line the skirt as well. It gives the skirt more body and a more finished look. It also hides all the shreddy bits that would otherwise hang below the hem. For the fabric I chose a freebie that I got from www.ChristaQuilts.com, an online fabric shop for quilters. I figured that if I ruined the dress, or it didn't fit the OasisDoll body, I wouldn't have wasted expensive fabric.
|Yaoyue wearing Hiroki wig by Jpopdolls. I have changed|
her eyes to a hard acrylic by SoulDoll. I like these because
they show more of the whites of the eyes.
|Linglan tries a white blonde wig from Jpopdolls.|
We have moved to the window to get more light.
|Linglan wearing the same wig.|