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.
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.