Thursday, July 03, 2008

Magical Transformation

Can you believe that THIS


can change to THIS?

A close-up....

Now that all the graduation hoopla is over with, this is what I've been working on. This is for Belle Armoire Magazine's "Petite Couture" challenge. It was to do haute couture on a small scale. There was an article about how freeing it is to make a dress that just gets sewn onto the doll body or mannequin, without having to worry about fasteners or getting it on the doll. My inspiration for this couture is Alphonse Mucha's Reverie. I altered Barbie's face, so it wasn't so perky and unnatural. Then I covered her head, arms and top torso with a cotton knit and gave her some hair. I really enjoyed making the costume, sewing on beads, sequins and ruffles. That's a giant hat hanging from her neck. I made my own version of the Reverie design for the inside of her hat and colored it with colored pencils. Then I scanned it into my computer and printed it out onto special fabric for use with your inkjet printer. I'd love to see it in their magazine, but if not, well OK.....

3 comments:

Judy Hartman said...

The doll and the costume are beautiful!!! I've also looked at some of your other stitchery and you do beautiful work.
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!
Judy

Violette Severin said...

The doll is lovely. I have enjoyed reading your blog. In fact, I like it so much that there is a surprise for you on my blog at http://handquilting.blogspot.com. Check it out.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Oh wow Lin ~ that ia just amazing!