So please forgive me for posting old photos, but they are in response to a comment my sweet friend Ronny wrote on my last blog post. I thought I would share some photos of some previous dolly sewing commissions that I've done over the last few years. Some of my blog followers who I've met through my Sasha dolls, are not very familiar with BJDs, (ball jointed dolls) so might not know the sizes of a particular doll if I only name it, so those of you who are familiar with bjds, please bear with me when I add sizes etc.
A lot of my commissions are based on the ideas of the person commissioning me. Some people will give me a free reign to make what I want but others like to be more specific and send very detailed drawings or photos of human sized outfits that they'd like me to make. I used to sew using just measurements but it became too stressful working that way and now I prefer to just sew for dolls that I already own.
This lady sent me a photo of a straight jacket that she wanted me to copy and make for her 11cm doll. This was a real challenge, but I was very pleased with the end result, and luckily so was she!
This was the photo the customer sent me:
These are photos of the finished result, being modelled by 11cm tall Orient Doll So Ji:
The same customer wanted some old fashioned suits for her 27cm boy dolls. Below is Fiona, my Fairyland Little Fee, modelling them for me. I made one black and one brown suit.....based on the photo she sent, also below:
Because I didn't have access to black and brown velvet, I used fabric with a high wool content instead.
Another customer sent me a drawing of a little 'vampire' outfit she wanted made for her 16cm doll. Because I didn't have the same doll, I used my own 16cm Lati Yellow Miel as the model:
Finished outfit: (the wings are made of soft craft foam sheeting!)
A lot of customers want what has become my 'speciality' over the years!! Jeans! Here are some pairs of 'aged' jeans for the 16cm Lati Yellow dolls. Each pair has working back pockets, 'aging', little metal rivets, ribbon tag on the back pocket as well as leather patch on back waistband. They are all completely topstitched with front fly, fake front pockets, back yoke in most cases and side stitching, just like real human jeans! Most also have back darts at the waistband to make them the perfect fit.
Then we have the VERY tiny jeans, made for both the Fairyland Puki Pukis and Lati White Specials, who are both approx 12cm tall. These have exactly the same details as the jeans for the 16cm dolls have....which is a real challenge in this smaller size!
And here are a few things that I made for people, not demin, but I thought they were quite cute....
Little boy outfits for 16cm boys:
Sleep suit with feet and beanie hat for 11cm dolls:
This lady wanted 'safari' outfits for her 16cm and 12cm Lati dolls. I cut up a new linen table napkin from Ikea for these!!! (they were a nightmare to iron though!)
The same lady asked me to make a Peter Pan outfit for her tiny Elfdoll Tiny Monnaemi Sister. These dolls are 14cm tall but are sooooo skinny! I made the whole outfit including the boots, which although not great went quite well with the outfit. I used one of my parrots feathers for her cap!!
And a few for the very tiny Puki Pukis and some for the Pocket Fairy who is a chubby 13cm.
A small Superman outfit for a 11cm Orient Doll So Ji for a lady in the US!
Gingham outfit for Pocket Fairy:
And finally, here is a photo of a 12cm Lati White Special Belle sitting on top of a regular sized cotton reel, for size reference!
So these are just some outfits that I've made for the small dolls....I will show some bigger doll outfits another time!
Well this turned into a bit of a photo fest, but I hope you enjoyed joining me on my little trip down Commissions Memory Lane!!!!