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Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Queen Does NOT Sew

My friend Maria and I have challenges once in a while and this time we decided to challenge ourselves with Barbara Willis’s design.  Pincushion Diva.  Although the pattern comes with instructions for making the form, I had these blanks and it gave us a starting point to work from.

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I might be still stuck in my earlier era’s thought process, because I immediately thought of Marie Antoinette again. In this case, maybe her evil twin if she had one. ;o~  I used some pretty vintage looking curtain or ?? lace, along with treasures of jewellery broken and otherwise that have been given to me over time.

The body is covered in a tapestry fabric. The sleeves are basically just tubes and I stuffed burgundy organza up inside just to add a bit of colour and to pick up the burgundy in the tapestry fabric. I used the same organza under the skirt along with a light tan colour similar to the lace.

The only hand charms I have, are all left hands, so I used a scissors charm for the other side. Of course, she must have a mask and crown, diamonds on her head and jewels to adorn the hem, but don’t ever ask the Queen to sew…. You will not be greeted well.

In addition:  I meant to add that the face is made from a press mold by Sherry Goshon, “Joy”. Instead of paper clay I used polymer clay, then added just simple touches of colour to her lips and the eyes that you can’t see here because of the mask. Again just simple touches.

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3 comments:

  1. What a great way to do up the mannequin. It is so fabulous!
    hugs Karen

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  2. She is much too beautiful to stick pins into Romona, love her! And thank you for the link to Barbara Willis, another wonderful site to explore!

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  3. She is wonderful. The lace dress is gorgeous

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