Monday, June 9, 2008

Escapees from the Hall of Fame...
















Since I've been spending so much time at the computer lately (!!), that pile of unfinished projects in the studio has remained unfinished. To fill in a bit of a blank spot I've dug out some of my "early work" to show you!!

Every time I go to visit my parents I'm sent off with a car full of all the stuff I'd (rather conveniently) stored in my old bedroom for 20 or 30 years.... Most of the dolls came back here a month or so ago. If they weren't still in mint condition and in their original packaging (I must have been a strange child!) they were dressed in elegant ensembles of my own design and craftsmanship! It's a real memory-jerker.

This doll was one I think I "aquired" from an older sister's stash. Judging by the skill level in the sewing, I'd say it was dressed when I was in mid-primary school. The three-tier skirt trimmed with daisy braid shows a certain level of "sophistication".... But I have examples of late primary school work that show I could draft complicated cuffs and collars by then. I must have been between 7 and 9 years old when I made this.

My colour combinations amuse me on this one. Obviously whatever fabric scraps were to hand were used. And the design wouldn't work on a "real person" scale (you'd have to take your LEGS off to get into it!!!).

4 comments:

Cathy said...

you were a clever little girl! I must get mine out - if I can find them - mine wouldn't be as trendy as yours - I think I stuck to the pattern!

Thanks for linking too!

thornberry said...

See, you've always been talented! Colour sense could be a different matter though ;-)

Erna said...

lovely lovely blog...good that you started! I have the same 'problem' of spending toooo much time on the computer...but it's soo much fun!!

Hollabee said...

Yay you've got a blog...welcome. Adding you to my bloglines now :)