Yesterday I thought I'd try making some sandals for Devlin, my blond Gregor, as his feet were very hot in his sneakers. I have bought some leather on Ebay but it's not arrived yet so in the meantime I thought I'd practice by making a pair with some fake leather that I had here already. I'd hate to just cut into the proper leather with practice!!!! Anyway, I made this brown pair by hand, only using my sewing machine for the row of topstitching along the upper edge of the sandals. I used some thick real leather for the soles and the buckles were from a pair of my own sandals!! Oh well, they weren't all that comfy anyway!
I'm quite pleased with how they've come out although they're far from perfect. But they have given me an idea of where the pattern needs adjusting and where I can do better. I can see that they gape a bit at the sides particularly on the inside, so I'll sort that out next time I make a pair. I think I'll also use a piece of sandpaper to scuff the toes a bit, as boys often have scuffed toes, don't they!! All in all I think they will do him a 'turn' for the summer months until he gets his lovely boots from Ruthsdolls!!!!
Apologies for the flash photos, they're taken inside my workroom!
After the shoes, I was just wondering about wigs and if the wigs I have here for my BJDs would fit Sasha dolls. Of course I currently don't have anyone who needs a wig but as my brunette girl is losing her hair at a rate of knots, I thought I'd try a wig on Devlin, just to see the fit. This is a very blond Monique Gold Roxie in size 8/9 which I've had a while and is currently being worn by my Volks SD10 Nana. She has a big head so the wig has been stretched a bit and it fit quite well over Devlin's own lovely blond locks.
I think you'll agree that he looks very cute with this style, the wispiness really suits his little face! But makes him look like a completely different boy!!
This is who the wig is normally worn by......I think she and Devlin both wear it well but in such different ways!!