Tag: fashion doll couture

Into The Woods…

Today’s Scarytale is brought to you by The Modsdoll’s Eileen wearing Cashmere and Lambskin Hooded Cape by Tommydoll (see how it was made here), with a cameo by Mr. Chic by Doll Chic loaned by my dear friend, Nancy. Dark Red- Her Grandmother was the wicked sorceress that lived in the high castle above the village of Faol-chù in the Scottish Highlands. She despised the … Read More Into The Woods…

Making Goodness…

Because we at Tommydoll have an affinity for making pure 100% American goodness, it should come as no surprise that our brand of goodness vastly involves talented individuals in other countries. And as you wait patiently for me to complete the big lens images of Red…(catch-up here, dear)…please take a moment from your morning tea to indulge in pure teasery… The fine folks at … Read More Making Goodness…

Celebration: Kingdom Doll wears Tommydoll!

I didn’t take many of this gown in progress, because I was under a time crunch (aren’t I always?)…but you did get to see George Gonzalez’s stunning image of JAMIEshow Ginnie wearing Capricio in Haute Doll Magazine, here…and below… Working with densely hand-beaded silk chiffon is a challenge…requiring crushing of beads in seam allowances, and a fair amount of hand work to complete. But wouldn’t you … Read More Celebration: Kingdom Doll wears Tommydoll!

The Anatomy of a Little Black Dress

Yeah, I can do simple… A friend asked me to partake in a special project he is overseeing, and asked if I’d like to make something for one of his dolls to wear. He sent me this photo of Catherine Deneuve wearing a little black dress by Yves St. Laurent. I was intrigued for a number of reasons, which I’ll divulge herein… And before … Read More The Anatomy of a Little Black Dress

The Anatomy of a Doll Suit

I love suits. A well-tailored suit is like a magnificent jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of the pattern create a beautifully complicated and horrifically precise portrait of technique, imagination and style. Those who can craft them in 1:6 scale deserve parades in their honor, because it is quite the task just to make a jacket, period – in miniature, wondrous – but in Barbie size? Nobility. … Read More The Anatomy of a Doll Suit

Nothing Makes An Ensemble Like Jools!!!

The JOOLS arrived!!! Thank you Facets by Marcia!!!

Marquise OOAK Auction is NOW LIVE!

The Auction is NOW LIVE – Click Here to Follow or Bid – Thank You! To see how this gown was made – click here. Thank you for reading and participating!!!  

Using My Powers For Good

With great power comes great responsibility – or so they say. People close to me know that I am very attached to my family. As a single gay man who just hit 50 in 2014, I don’t have children of my own – so I live vicariously through my brother’s and sister’s children, and now, their children, too. My eldest niece, Elizabeth, is very … Read More Using My Powers For Good

2015 Fabric Studies…

Welcome to the opening inspirations surrounding the design process for Tommydoll’s First Couture Collection – debuting Winter/Spring 2015 – I am working on 15-20 pieces – and will have more information of the debut of this collection via the Couture Illustrated website soon. Well…I’m not going to share the full works in progress – but I am going to document the collection process here. I … Read More 2015 Fabric Studies…