Tag: doll fashion

Check Under The Hood, Please…

I know what you’re thinking: “I thought Alice in Wonderland was your thing?” Well…it was when I still had a doll collection; but honestly, I’m into just about any kind of fairytale heroine as long as she’s wearing couture. When I received The Modsdoll’s Eileen in late 2015, I fell in love. The sculpt, styling and painted details so captured me, that I honestly … Read More Check Under The Hood, Please…

The Lord Giveth, and He Taketh Away…

Well, not necessarily in that order… With the recent sad news of Tonner basically evaporating in lieu of something totally unknown, and Integrity dropping 1:4 scale like a hot brick – all is not lost… On Boxing Day 2016 (December 26, 2016) – you’ll be able to get a peek at a new 16″ Fashion Doll Collection – in…wait for it…NOT resin. Hard Plastic … Read More The Lord Giveth, and He Taketh Away…

We’ll Have a Gay Ol’ Time…

I always loved The Flintstones as a kid. So you can tell instantly where I found inspiration for this little en-som. The animations were so simple, yet they invoked amazing creativity in turning everything we knew into prehistoric icons. I was, however, somewhat dismayed (even as a child) that they all wore the same clothes. Yeah, that’s right…for Betty and Wilma to be so … Read More We’ll Have a Gay Ol’ Time…

Hell Hath No Fury

Lumos! There’s a lot to be said about reverse-engineering – but reverse-draping? I’m pretty certain it’s not something taught in design school…but hear me out… You may recall my post surrounding the making of White Tie. In it, I re-purposed a vintage 60’s cocktail dress that was falling apart, into a couture delight for our dear 16inch Poppy Parker by Integrity Toys. It’s not … Read More Hell Hath No Fury

Couture With a Mind of Its Own…

Many designers have a distinctive vision. They can clearly see a design in their head, render it to a reference sketch, and execute it beautifully. And then there’s me… I think that’s one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to cohesive design – although I can see the vision clearly in my head…I do allow it to run its own course, evolving as … Read More Couture With a Mind of Its Own…

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

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You know, it’s been a damn long time since I sewed for Barbie…too long. Despite my library of Barbie clothes not being large – I have to admit, there exists a certain charm in making clothes for the world’s most famous doll…and she knows it. The creative process isn’t so very different from other dolls, but one thinks in a more grand sense despite her … Read More Infanta

It Starts With An Inspiration…

And a shit load of thread… I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…those who bitch about doll prices need to try their hand at sewing. I personally love to sew, and I’m thrilled it’s one of the things that has taught me great patience. With miniature sewing, there exists a host of extra complications that heat your needle, ‘sew’ to speak (Ha!). In … Read More It Starts With An Inspiration…