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braving the cellar

  • Posted on April 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

crystalorn and amberglas are taking part in a swap on doa, with a couple of other tinies. crystal has already made a new bff, since her partner loves pink, flowers and lace as much as crystal! she is taking amber in hand since amber’s partner is also rather girly and she says amber is a great sister, but she just doesn’t understand pink! 😆

here the two of them are ready to go down into the basement to look for swap fabric. they put on their hiking boots, and crystal insisted on taking her flashlight, even though we have lots of light in the basement. they are ready for serious work!

braving the cellar

getting ready for valentines day

  • Posted on January 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

having missed christmas completely as far as clothing went, the little girls are trying on variations of red and pink for valentines day instead.

this was kiri’s choice
getting ready for valentines day

getting ready for valentines day

(available here)

lucy’s back

  • Posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

lucy is back with a new faceup. she was really rough on her old one, multiple scratches and lost lashes in just a week, but her new face captured pretty much what i loved about the old one so it is all good. i’m not sure what is getting into the littlefees lately though. they are all attitude when it comes to clothes and pictures. i’d expect that from the teenagers, but not the ‘fees!

lucy is also going through a phase of only wearing black, not a goth sort of black, she is into an urban chic sort of black. i have to admit it really suits her and looks great against that flaming red hair.
lucy's back

hoody is available here

eilidh gets a new look

  • Posted on January 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

eilidh got a new faceup recently – actually the same time kiri did- and we have been trying to figure out what to do about her hair since it just wasn’t right somehow. we tried a lot of different red wigs, but just couldn’t find “the one”. then one day we were playing in the wig box looking for a wig for lucy and eilidh discovered an old wig of ellyce’s. it was exactly the right color and length, it just needed some restyling….
eilidh's new look
personally i think it still could use some restyling, but eilidh seems to really like the wild mop head look!

with her makeup and hair sorted out she happily chose a new top to model.
this cherry red sparkly twist collared top is the first one in my new line of tops for littlefees in my etsy store – and it fits the honey delfs and bids too!

i made two of them, so eilidh gets to keep this one.

but there is one more available for sale

kiri’s new hoody

  • Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:07 am

kiri liked the big girls hoodies so much that she begged me to make one for her too. i had to completely redraft the pattern. her proportions are sufficiently different from the older girls that it was easier to start from scratch, and then it took three tries to get the hood to work out in this size. but i think in the end it was worth it ’cause it came out really cute. here she is in the first one that worked. kiri's new hoody
now all the little girls want one! 😆 so i’m off to see what other fabrics i have that would work for my girls, these will be available on etsy soon 🙂

update. they are available now

select styles

  • Posted on November 22, 2012 at 11:30 am

a few of my favorite pics from the new sweaters posted.

charcoal sparkle turtleneck
nice and cozy

bright pink tunic dress
nice and bright

black cowl hoody
who says you can’t be cute and warm?

glamour challenge

  • Posted on March 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

at the last minute i decided i didn’t like the way the skirt was going so remade the fabric and started over. the bodice was right but i changed the skirt ruffles around
short dress
and i redid the underskirt as well to give it an airier and less substantial feel
front view i had major problems convincing ember to pose properly. she looks very awkward when standing.
i learned how to make a collage in photoshop to focus in on the details
detail collage
and since she hated standing we did her glamour shot sitting down, which i think was particularly effective
pretty lady big

glamour challenge underskirt

  • Posted on February 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

i decided to go with the underskirt idea to add the bottom ruffles. i made a net underskirt with just enough volume to allow movement and gathered it to a waistband, which i finished with a hook and sewn eye.

skirt ruffles front 1

the skirt is raised in the front so that it is easier to walk without stepping on it, and flares to a slight train in the back
next step will be to finish the top…

glamour challenge:the skirt

  • Posted on February 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

i started on the skirt for the dress. the first layer of skirt ruffle is done, and that is the end of my “art quilted” fabric. i’m happy with how it is coming out so far. i made the ruffle to be flat in front and increasing in fullness to the back. i’m thinking now i may make the rest of the ruffles as a separate skirt so that the dress can be worn long or short. as long as i keep the top part narrow and soft, it shouldn’t wreck the lines of the over skirt.
skirt ruffle layer one

here is a side view
skirt ruffle layer one side view

and a back view
skirt ruffle layer one back view

it is just pinned in place at the back as i still haven’t decided on the closure and also need to add the top ruffle.

glamour challenge: the bodice

  • Posted on February 18, 2012 at 12:27 am

i finally got a chance to sew the bodice together from my “art quilted” silk. i have to find time to work on this or the challenge will be over before i’m done. so today i put it together and tried it on ember for final fittings. it’s hard to see in the photo, but the bust is a little big, and needs to be pulled in. the tiniest change in cutting out the pieces shows up when sewing this small, as does changes in the fabric. it will look better after a good press, but i want to fix the bust first. i also need to be careful not to stretch out the top edge which has nothing to hold it in place yet.
bodice fitting 1

here is the bust line fixed. the underarm seam looks a bit high, but that should be right once the lining is attached. the extra height is just my seam allowance. my “quilting” lines are showing up nicely on the bodice now. i don’t know if its the angle or the light that makes the difference, but i’m very pleased with the result.
bodice fitting 4

i also have to somehow fix her posing. she was pretty “kicky” today, i’m almost sorry i switched her from a cutie bust to a small bust. her old body posed better, but wouldn’t really suit an evening gown, she just looked too young to me. however she is going to be hard to pose in the requisite “glamour” shot if i don’t figure something out.