Friday, May 20, 2011

My new obsession

I have become totally obsessed with Robert Tonner fashion dolls, and I've spent the last two days making my first outfit for this exquisite doll.  Though I've got a lot to learn, I'm happy with my first outfit, which is a hybrid of a McCall's pattern I bought at an Etsy shop and my own design. The skirt has ten layers of tulle (sp?) over a satin petticoat, and the bodice and skirt yoke are a gauzy material with silver sparkles over the same satin. The wrap around her hips is more tulle, twisted and knotted.
I'm hopelessly hooked.



  1. Hi Peggy,
    I just discovered your blog via your beautiful bird post from really early on (sometime in your first 2 weeks I think 0 it looks like a lyre bird or peacock to me). Your blog is really lovely to browse - I love your illustrations and pretty birds you are making. Being a bird-lover myself (I rather like owls and peacocks), your blog has caught my eye with your bird-a-day. Keep up the wonderful inspiring work.
    Sydney, Australia

  2. Welcome in the world of doll-addicts, Peggy :)
    Sydney's gown is beautiful, especially the tulle skirt with its amazing knotted waist wrap is real eyecatcher :)