I heard last week that my two new Little Darlings are now on their way home from the artist, Nelly Valentino, they have been on order since January and where most people are organised and make something nice for their girls to wear in advance of their arrival, I'm totally disorganised when it comes to my own dolls and it's only now that I realised poor Gem, who's been here since the end of April and still I'd not made her anything that was just 'hers'! She's had to share with the others until now. So yesterday I quickly took some time betweem commissions, to make her this sweet summer dress in navy and white fine gingham, accented with red and beige patterned ribbon and red buttons. The dress is double breasted and front opening and the bodice is lined. The fit of the pattern isn't perfect yet but I'm working on it!
I added red socks and white shoes....I wanted her to wear striped socks but one of the other girls had already nabbed them! That's the problem when you have several girls of the same size, someone is always already wearing what you want for another doll!
So here's Gem, Little Darling #2 sculpt Zoe, handpainted in 2010 by Dianna Effner: