The method I used came right out of a book. Basically, to enlarge a pattern you cut it apart, then re-assemble it on a larger piece of paper, leaving enough space between the pieces to achieve the desired size. Because I didn't want to cut Ellowyne's pattern pieces, I first traced them onto plain paper. Then I made a vertical cut in each plain paper piece, followed by a horizontal cut. This gave me four pieces, which I spaced apart on another piece of paper until the resulting new piece fit Siean's measurements, plus a one-quarter inch seam allowance.
|The pattern is Rodeo Drive from the Fletcher Pattern Company.|
My new pattern pieces are in the upper right corner of the photo--
under the scissors.
There is a big quilt show held every summer in this area. I always go, even though I don't quilt, because I always find some fabric there to make into doll clothes. This year's find is the print I used in Siean's dress. There's a lot of it left, so I can use it again for another garment. I'm so glad I bought it in blue-and-tan, instead of the predominantly purple hues I had been looking at. Then again, I probably should have bought both!
Siean is wearing the new wig, eyes and shoes I ordered for her earlier this summer from Soom. The eye color is baby blue eclipse. It's paler than I thought it would be. The wig needs a bit of styling. I think I want to braid the front sections and perhaps tie them at the back of her head. I don't know. I'll have to work on it.
It is fitting that Siean's accessories should come from Soom. I just caved in and ordered a Soom Super Gem named Quartz--the Ice Dragon. I think he will make a wonderful consort for Siean. Fairyland makes a Feeple65 dragon male named Roke. I considered him, but in the final analysis didn't care as much for his facial sculpt and body. One thing is for sure: I won't be keeping the Ice Dragon's fantasy parts (horns, dragon legs and icy blue talons). The wings were described as tinsel (!?) and are most likely part of the costume, which I didn't order. Either way, the fantasy parts will hit DoA's Marketplace the minute they get here. Elf ears are as fantasy as I get.
Quartz will take 2-3 months to get here. Until then, Siean will just have to get used to waiting.