I made another skirt using a different technique. The yellow skirt’s ruffles had been sewn regular way “right sides together”. This one has top-stitched ruffles sewn “wrong side to right side”. I am already in the spring mood, so I picked a stripped T-shirt for Alexandra. Her outfit is just calling for a straw hat,… Continue reading Another ruffled hippie skirt
I’ve got a lovely gift from my friend Anna. She loves to knit and crochet and made this doll-sized Ravenclaw scarf for me. (Harry Potter fans? Anyone? 🙂 ) I only took several quick pictures in the evening. It is set in a local park which plays the role of the Forbidden Forest. I borrowed… Continue reading Go Ravenclaw!
I love to wear these skirts myself – so why not to make a one for my doll? First step is constructing your own pattern. Have no fear, it’s easy! Get some paper, pencil, ruler and a tape measure. Measure your doll’s waist and hips circumferences and the length of your future skirt. My Alexandra’s… Continue reading Tutorial: make a long ruffled skirt for your doll
Alexandra’s robe was simple to sew but trickier to dress up. Her basic tunic is made of some thin blouse fabric. Do not forget to make the tunic loose, not fitted – fitted dress was considered fancy and seductive in the middle ages. Nuns were dressed similar to older women, especially widows – dark loose… Continue reading Benedictine Nun: the BJD clothing anatomy
We (i. e. me, Alexandra and Erik) attended this local meet-up yesterday. Everyone was lucky with the weather. Halloween theme party was a perfect occasion for making some costumes. Eric went as a monk and Sashenka as a nun (the same robe I used for the ghost photo). We have won “the very subjective costume… Continue reading Halloween BJD meet-up in Prague
Today I’ll show you how I made Alexandra’s nun ghost photography. I used my ball jointed doll as a model but this tutorial will work also for people or even your pet. When taking a photo for this purpose, always use a tripod. You will need two pictures – one with your model and one… Continue reading Tutorial: How to make your own “ghost photography”
Free Wednesday? Photoshoot! This monthly doll photo challenge topic was “Ghost stories”. I love medieval legends – and highly respect all nuns of all times. I know of two nun ghosts here in Prague – one is told to manifest at the Convent of Saint Agnes and one at Church of Our Lady before Týn… Continue reading Ghost stories