I didn't expect FM60 Lacrima to arrive in time for January's doll meet-up, so imagine my surprise when she was delivered on the Wednesday before the Saturday meeting. I won't say she threw me into a panic, but she sure made me scramble to finish her outfit. After all, I couldn't show her off wearing only a body shirt and corset!
|The first wig: Monique Gold's Bea|
Excuse me if I didn't take in-progress photos--there was no time. Here are the patterns I used: For the skirt I lengthened The Patchwork Pansy's #SD67 Just My Style, letting it flare from just below the knees to the floor, then added the slit partway up the right leg. I had to work with two layers of fabric, the plain but shiny fabric I selected originally under a see-through layer with a swirling pattern of glitter. The skirt pattern called for a full lining. I replaced that with just enough lining to finish the waistline, otherwise the skirt would have been too thick. She was already looking chunky in the midsection because of the double-layered corset over the body shirt.
|The second wig, and crown, from Dollmore|
I bought two wigs for Elsa. The first one is Bea, a new wig from Monique Gold. It's not braided, and when I saw how curly it was all over I decided it would be foolish to attempt braiding it. (I know a mess-in-the-making when I see one.) I'm using it as an alternative wig for when Elsa wants to let her hair down. The second one, which became my primary wig, is a braided wig from Dollmore. I had plenty of opportunity to study this wig before ordering one for Elsa, because Dollmore sent me one in a smaller size as a gift when I bought my last Judith Girl. The style is not exactly Elsa's. The hair is braided all around the head near the hairline, with a ponytail at the nape. All it needed was to braid the ponytail loosely and sweep the bangs up instead of to the side.