Friday, November 19, 2010

New Project ~ A Custom Order on Etsy :)

I know I've been saying I felt overwhelmed by Christmas orders but when I got the email to do this one, well, I just couldn't say "no"!

A lady contacted me on Etsy and asked me to make a doll-sized version of Lucy's Coronation Gown and Cape!

Today I went to WalMart and JoAnn's and was able to find the fabric for it.

The original costume was probably made out of crepe (panne) velvet but I couldn't find it in that color, so I went with a similar looking fabric-- I don't even remember what it is, now. :-P The sleeves will be made of costume satin.

The cape will be made with a sari fabric from JoAnn's, lined with white lining. It's not quite the same shade, but it was close, and it looked royal to me. :-)
I also bought a rope trim to go around the cape and pearls for the neckline of the dress and for imitation buttons on the back.

I figured out how to thread my serger, which was very "motivating", so now I'm moving along more quickly on my Christmas sewing projects. That's a good feeling.

~Elinor

Last two images taken from The Wardrobe Door.

6 comments:

Marian said...

What a great project! I like the cape fabric a lot! :)

Miss Laurie said...

What a delightful challenge! Doll sized too! This is going to be so lovely! The cape fabric is beautiful! I hope this project will be a lot of fun for you! :)

Atlanta said...

How much fun!!

Kelly said...

Pretty fabric! I like the dress style! I hope to see what it looks like when it's done!!!!!

Lady Helen Mar said...

Oh, what a fun project! That is one of my favourite dresses. Happy Sewing!
Through Christ,
LH

Stephanie Ann said...

I am making a dress out of that very same pink fabric! It's very pretty. I hope your dress tuns out well.