My Etheldreda (Iplehouse Tania) with new glass eyes. I think she is going to stay like this for a long time now! She looks exactly how I imagined her!
Tag: Custom BJD face-up
Let’s continue with my Jane Eyre project! I am now making the bodice for Jane’s dress. I cut all the details from the woolen fabric for the main bodice and the cotton batiste for the lining. Then I sewed them together. The seam at the back has piping added to …read the rest
Here is my family of Bo Bergemann’s dolls together. While I have been on holiday, Pippa has got a new face which I will show after I am back. Three Ambriels (left to right): Ambriel (Brown Sugar resin), Leda (Shimmer resin), Rebecca (Pink Sugar resin). Ambriels and Pippa – because …read the rest
So, I am making the first dress for Jane – the black woolen one with an embroidered collar. Here is another dress that Jane wore in the film. It is identical to the black one, but one can see the details better, so here it is, too (for reference). I …read the rest
Finally I have got around to putting down the instructions for making this simple knitted top for Kaye Wiggs BJD dolls like Layla, Hope, Nyssa, and other dolls with a similar body. The top also fits Iplehouse JID dolls and 16-inch Helen Kish dolls. For this top I used a …read the rest
A couple of Jane’s portraits…
Some new portraits of my gorgeous Rochester…
Well, we all know why these petticoats were needed, and one of the reasons was, of course, to hold the shape of the actual dress. The petticoats were made of cotton, linen, sometimes even flannel and were, of course, starched. During the course of the 19th century the shape and …read the rest
My beautiful Beatrice (Iplehouse Isar) has finally got the right glass eyes (10 mm by Kemper dolls). So here she is as I wished her to be! Face-up is by my friend Ariadne.
Finally, the corset is ready and Jane can start getting dressed! The corset can only be put on from the top. Ladies tied the corset up by pulling the strings. Done! Many more photographs of the process of putting the corset on is in the gallery below:
Chemise was an important female undergarment for many centuries and continued to be so in the 19th century. The basics of a chemise is very simple: it is cut out of the squares, similar to a male shirt. There were a few different styles of chemises in the first half …read the rest
My Etheldreda has recently got a new face-up by my friend Ariadne. There were 3 reasons for making a (partially) new face-up. Firstly, we decided to make the eyebrows darker, secondly, we wanted to change the eyelashes, and, thirdly, I had managed to scratch the forehead with a hairbrush, so …read the rest
And at last Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre have come together! Don’t you think they look happy together? Some more photos in the gallery below:
I knitted this dress while I was waiting for my Beatrice (Isar). I tried it on my Etheldreda but she has a smaller chest, so I was a bit uncertain. Anyway, the dress fits quite well, I think! I used Fingering yarn Palette from Knitpicks.com, colour Serrano and knitting needles #1 (2.25mm) …read the rest
Introducing my new beauty and the doll I had been dreaming of for a very long time. She was an Iplehouse special edition and, of course, I missed it (I wasn’t very much into BJDs then). Then suddenly, Iplehouse released her as a basic doll during their Christmas event in …read the rest
My Fredericka (Sophia by Bo Bergemann) has tried a new wig on, too! She is so different in it! And I am not sure which wig I prefer on her – the red one or this one?
Finally, when my Isabel (Bree) got her dress, all six of my dolls by Bo Bergemann were ready to pose together for a family photograph. So, here they are! Front row: Adele (Addie), second row (left to right): Isabel (Bree) and Fredericka (Sophia), third row (left to right): Philippa (Pippa), …read the rest
Just before Christmas I finished crocheting a little rainbow dress for my Adele (Addie by Bo Bergemann). I will show the dress in details later. Today Adele is celebrating her first Christmas! Happy Christmas everyone!!
I have been looking at Iplehouse dolls for almost a year. They are truly lovely and very realistic (never mind that their stringing is not perfect – the bodies are beautiful, truly beautiful!). Out of all Iplehouse dolls I preferred J.I.D. dolls which are 45 cm tall. And, particularly, liked Tania… Though …read the rest
And final photographs of Leda on her summer holiday in Russia…