My original skirt was not only too short but too full and too stiff, due no doubt to both my fabric choice and the fact that it was fully lined. This time I would use knits to give the skirt better drape and make a separate slip instead of a lining. Going back to the Frozen patterns I selected the skirt from Elsa's coronation gown, which was already floor length on the 18-inch play doll. I then added to it the scalloped edge plus bottom band from Anna's skirt pattern. I didn't make a muslin. There was no way this skirt would be too short!
Also making her debut at this meet-up was my Dollmore Dollpire Kid Girl Definition of Hazy Roo. (Who comes up with these names?) I don't know that I would classify this doll as a Kid. The head sculpt (Roo) is from Dollmore's Kid line, but the body is from the Judith line, making her a company produced hybrid. There are others, for example my Ballerina Kid Pirouette Zinna, whose head is from the Judith line and body from the Ballet Kid line. You'll notice that in this case the company classified the doll as a Kid because of the body. Following that same reasoning, Roo should have been classed as a Dollpire Judith. But that's just me, nitpicking.
Roo is a gorgeous doll. Her voluminous full set came with a black wig. I ordered an additional blonde wig because I thought it played off better against the black fabric. It does, but she is still difficult to photograph. The camera sees all that black and opens up to let in more light. The flash goes off, another photo ruined. (My Iplehouse KID Lisa has the same problem when wearing her full set.) I removed Roo's full set when I got home and found her something else to wear. She was much easier to photograph the second time. Next month's doll meet-up will have a Steampunk theme. I have an outfit I made for JID girls that I can alter to fit her. That way she can make a reappearance dressed for photos.
|(To be identified)|
|Hujoo Freya and 2 Spiritdoll Bastets ride a telescope|
|Xagadoll and 3 to be identified|
|Custom House Petite Ai Uriel and Sariel|
|New Barbie full figure girls|
|Bimong Meronica and U-noa Zest (minus faceplate)|
|Soom Faery Legend|
|U-noa Lusis and Sist|