Saturday, October 3, 2015

OOAK Steampunk Butterfly Barbie unveiled...

I have finally come to a point after working on this project for a few weeks that I have taken photos and I am satisfied with it. Introducing- my OOAK
Steampunk Butterfly Barbie!












"Steampunk Butterfly" is an unusual doll. Her coat is a design based off of a revolutionary jacket design, lined with green taffeta, using a Tim Holtz world map fabric, and heavily beaded on the world map lines using gold and steel grey beads. The seams are finished and edged with cream lace inside and out. Her grey taffeta bloomers are also beaded with the same color beaded design. A leather corset accents her waist and a jaunty cream lace jabot is secure at her neck with a jeweled butterfly toned accent, that matches the one in her black tricone hat accented with paper roses and huge white feathers. 

This doll just came about as I started sewing the outfit and the outfit 'morphed' into what you see now. The jacket and the pants took the longest to do because of the beading, I would say the jacket did as I had to cut out two pieces and re-bead them because they were cut incorrectly from my draft. I have long wanted to try my hand at working on one of kind dolls and this isn't bad for a first time, though I am still stuck on her earrings. I was thinking of pearls but wondering if that is too formal and maybe gold hoops or chains would be more 'edgy' ...I'm not good at edgy. lol. I was also thinking some sort of walking stick with a butterfly on the end of it might be a great finishing touch and some bling on her boots. I can never just do something but must always keep 'tweaking'....

So those are the only tweaks on this doll I would do and possibly paint her fingernails and lips a darker color , like bronze to match the coat. I already have the next OOAK project I want to do, it is a duo/set of dolls and it will be a little more in depth and quite fun. I am having fun doing this, who knows where it might lead. I also have the next custom doll projects in hand as well. 
Enjoy!~Lisa

5 comments:

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi Lisa, she's wonderful! I love steampunk but I wouldn't know where to begin with....you did an amazing job!

Jaye said...

The outfit came out really nice. A lot of work, but so worth it in the end. You nailed it.

Farrah Lily said...

She looks fabulous, Lisa! A soft steampunk...I like it. :)

Lisa Neault said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I am working on getting dolls together for the next project, can't decide which ones I will do next. It is alot of fun!

Muff said...

So impressed! Will you be selling her or gifting her for one of your meetings?