Travelling clothes….

This week I have made two whole outfits…including hats! Of course they are quite small….the outfits in question are for the dollshouse figures Mr and Mrs Littleton.
Mrs Littleton had been feeling a little dowdy in her latest clothes
– she felt that she was still in the Victorian era when, as it’s now 1908 she is well and truly an Edwardian… her new clothes for the upcoming trip to Italy are much more the thing….

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I started with the skirt – it’s an old sleeve, then the bodice and then the sleeves…

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I wrapped a piece of lace over her shoulders and stitched the bodice and sleeves to it

Here’s her new outfit

Mr Littleton had only ever had a change of waistcoat, I wasn’t sure about making trousers but I used his old ones for a pattern and when struggling with his lapels, I remembered that apart from here I would only ever show him in black and white so I cheated and used felt.

Mrs Littleton’s hat was just a brim cut from felt and then the top was felt which I moulded with my thumb to the shape of her head, then whilst she was moulding it to her head I painted it with PVA glue and stuck the flowers on.

Mr Littleton’s wasn’t so easy as there were no flowers to cover it… so I cut the brim again, then the top of the hat was soaked in PVA and moulded to his head, then I ran my nail over and over until I had the nice ridge in the top… once dry I added the band of darker felt.

They are very happy with their new look, you can follow their story here.
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Thanks for reading
back soon,
love Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something everyweek and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email rosiemiddleton2@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Travelling clothes….

  1. janonlife says:

    Very fashionable for the new era. I agree, men’s clothes are much harder. I also cheat and use fine leather. A local leatherware shop sells offcuts of very thin leather and they are ideal. I weld the seams with UHU rather than stitch, as that would be too bulky.
    I look forward to seeing the new outfits in your story.

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    • ooh genius idea with the leather – I used to work in an Arts & Craft shop and had such great access to leather offcuts …. in those days I made belts and purses but we did sell glove leather which was probably the lovely thin leather that you get!

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