Thursday, September 17, 2015

Annabelle's new dress...

Since I haven't been blogging much, I have been working on some other sewing projects. I finished Annabelle's fall dress, using the pattern from the two Gildebrief magazines I purchased on Ebay in August. They were Autumn 2010 and Winter 2010 issues and had the two part articles of a picnic with Six cousins and a Governess. 

Here is what the article looked like- a picture of it from the magazine,

Below is what the covers of the magazines look like. They run 18.95 each but come with complete instructions. They are printed in Germany so be sure you get the English version when buying on Ebay. You can order direct from the website in Germany, Karin is great to deal with and she has a facebook page. I have downsized some of the patterns to fit my FR dolls. These two magazines had 12 inch patterns that are easy to convert/downsize. If you are interested in antique dolls or antique dress patterns- these can be converted to American girl or my twinn dolls as well, just more in depth. 

I decided to set up a little kitchen diorama for Annabelle too. I want to take her out for fall when I get a little hat for her, as this dress screams pumpkins and scarecrows and hayrides. Right now, she is busy in her kitchen baking bread.

I hope you enjoyed it. The stove is a 1:6 scale metal replica, Crescent stove.  The washer wringer is an Ertel model 1:5 so it is not exact 1:6 it may be more 1:8 scale and not exact Victorian era as Annabelle's dress is more 1860's or late 1860's and the wringer washer is more late 1890's early 1900's. But it looks cool with the cookstove. I have a cream seperator with buckets that is cool too. I would love to set up her dollhouse with a true Victorian kitchen with pump sink. I love Victorian kitchens, and have been collecting a bunch of things for this scene. 
Maybe I can get something together where she is making a pumpkin pie or an apple pie since it is around that time of year!


billa's dolls and fashions said...

The outfit is beautiful Lisa, Annabelle is such a refined lady

Lisa Neault said...

thank you Billa! I finally finished this little fall outfit for her. Working on some other outfits for the Poppys and the Barbies, but they are slow in the works. I have a special project I am working on too..why I haven't been blogging much.

Jaye said...

It's a nice dress and her kitchen set up is adorable, Lisa. I always enjoy seeing your new outfits and dioramas.

Farrah Lily said...

Hi Lisa,
I also agree that the dress looks fantastic on her. I really like this doll. Your kitchen set up is amazing...such nice details in that stove! I can't wait to hear about your special project. :)

Lisa Neault said...

Well, I want to try my hand at creating a one of a kind doll with a Barbie basics. I've got some ideas floating around in my head, and some patterns coming, to help me out, as I'm having some trouble drafting exactly what I want. I have sketched out what it is I want her to look like, and the idea, roughly. I've got inspired by all of the artists creations I have seen from the convention pictures and would like to try it myself. I mean, the really over the top dolls, with the beautiful costumes.

Sometimes, when an idea for a diorama or a costume/outfit comes to me that involves sewing, I usually have to 'stew' on it for a while to work out the kinks...I sometimes really have to think how to put all of it together, how it will work.I know it sounds weird but that is just how I work. Once I start working, however , I work fast and dislike being interrupted because it stops the flow and I forget the thought process sometimes.

Muff said...

Annabelle looks quite the proper lady in her new dress!