Merida the Brave

Merida the Brave: another dress in progress

Could it be almost two years since I made that makeshift Merida costume? It was for a challenge photoshoot “Disney stories”; the dress was actually pinned together on Alexandra’s back and never finished afterwards because its pattern was totally unfitting. I’ve posted this picture in the 2015 gallery only. This dress and arrow do not… Continue reading Merida the Brave: another dress in progress

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Doll clothes sewing workshop at Festival fantazie!

Okay, I’m a bit nervous but still happy to announce my first dolly sewing workshop! It will be a part of Festival fantazie, the largest local all-fandoms-convention at Chotebor in Czech republic. Grab your notebooks, calendars or smartphones and make a note: it’s the first Sunday of the convention, on July 3rd, at noon in… Continue reading Doll clothes sewing workshop at Festival fantazie!

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Tutorial: make a long ruffled skirt for your doll

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

Merida the Brave

Merida the Brave: dress construction

The deadline for this photo challenge has been extended – lucky me! I was very busy in the past weeks. I’d like to share with you my construction process of Merida’s dress for Alexandra. Drawing the pattern. I used a suede-like non-stretchy dark blue fabric for the dress and a calico for the “underdress”. My… Continue reading Merida the Brave: dress construction