Tag: custom doll fashion

Maybe It’s Tatooine…

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” If you don’t know this phrase, you really need to get your head out of your ass and live a little… She is perhaps the most iconic princess in cinema history without a tiara – and when she officially became a Disney Princess – well, let’s just say my incontinence was significant. Not only am I a huge … Read More Maybe It’s Tatooine…

Alles Klar, Dame Kommissar?

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t Brunel come in a coat?” Yes, yes…Kingdom Doll’s beauty did..and a very lovely duster in burgundy silk at that. But understand that I was exploring coats along my own path, and while making Madison, I decided to play with the pattern a bit to see how far I could take it. As often is the case with … Read More Alles Klar, Dame Kommissar?

Deceptively Simple…

You got that right… If you are unfamiliar with Joshua David McKenney’s Pidgin Doll…be enlightened… Pid-gin: noun \ˈpi-jən \ : a simplified language used for communication between people with different languages. Among the American doll artists, McKenney has created one of the most iconic and delightfully versatile Monas that’s out there…you can see why I fell for her in a big way. You can bitch … Read More Deceptively Simple…

Fabric Sketching

What exactly is a fabric sketch? Well, it’s exactly that – a ‘drawing’ that is done with fabric instead of pencil and paper – a sculpture, if you will. I used to do these all the time when playing and pinning – creating ideas from color and texture. Many of them are simply fabrics pinned to a doll – still others are fully lined … Read More Fabric Sketching

The Anatomy of a Competition – Part Two

  Part Two of the competition journey shows the making of a cocktail dress that rose from the frustration of a gown – namely, this gown. I had seen the ‘babydoll‘ concepts on a number of 60s fashions, and with that A-line silhouette made famous by designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, I was pretty sure this was were I wanted to go. This … Read More The Anatomy of a Competition – Part Two

The Anatomy of a Competition – Part One

I have always loved competitions. Whether you choose to participate or not, the dazzling array of creativity rarely disappoints. And yes, we all love to win, but there can only be a handful of ‘winners’ as one is never really certain just what specific elements on which the judges have placed their critical eyes. It’s usually a parade of the extravagant, involving such varying … Read More The Anatomy of a Competition – Part One