Friday, August 6, 2010

A Kimono for Tiny Betsy McCall

I had more fun sewing clothes for Betsy McCall last night. This time Betsy gets a Kimono!


I actually spent quite a bit of time looking at my own vintage kimono to understand the construction, then  simplified it a little. Betsy is only 8"!  I lined the sleeves , and made the obi out of organza.


I went all out this time and even made her shoes with cork and ribbon!
The final touch was the beaded millinery velvet flower.



I love the outfit so much that I started collecting the objects that will become part of a diorama!

10 comments:

Pandora said...

Thanks goodness that I am not the only one who wants to make dioramas for dolls! It is beautiful!

A said...

This is so beautiful! I love the material you chose for Betsy and the little flower accessory in her hair. This is truly inspirational.

Rumi said...

Too cute! With all the pretty outfits you are making, Betsy will be the best dressed little gal around!

Sharon V said...

Wow! Miss Betsy is all decked out! I love the colors in her kimono. You did a wonderful job!

Susan said...

I like it!

SockPixie said...

Thank you all!

Akhila's Handblog said...

She is lovely. Thank you so much for my parcel that arrived this morning, with extra surprise present... Thanks a million.
Akhila

SockPixie said...

The package arrived so fast! I am happy you like it.

Happy knitting,

Caroline

Loredana said...

So lovely! I still love making doll clothes myself!

SockPixie said...

Thanks Loredana! I love it too!