After a busy time at IFDC in Las Vegas this year, I brought home all my fun finds in the sales room and decided to mix and match my new Momoko. The Momoko is a reroot with pastel pink hair. She is wearing a dress intended for BJDs and is a little big, but looks really cute with the Momoko shoes and Azone white hat.
An online BJD store I frequent, The Junky Spot, had a photo contest recently and I decided to participate. The goal was to make something out of aluminum foil. I came up with a few ideas and had my Limhwa ladies model the foil fashions. Above is Limhwa Lily wearing a fitted dress. The belt is embossed with a hand-drawn motif to provide texture. Each section of the dress has a paper backing to keep structure and prevent crinkling of the foil.
The second photo is a much smaller doll, Limhwa Sara. She's one of my favorite BJDs in my collection. I pulled out all kinds of fashion doll accessories and went wild. The gems are hand applied. I especially like the Integrity Toys ring on her pinky.
Overall, I can't say I would work with foil again, but it was nice to think outside of the box when designing doll fashions.
This new pattern combines a whole lot of things I love -- white eyelet fabric, lace, long dresses, ribbon, and my new KoonieS. As some of you may know, I have a few Peak's Woods dolls, but I was glad to add KoonieS to the family.
The dress pictured is a pattern available in my Etsy shop. I am trying to put out quite a few more digital patterns in the near future, so stay tuned for plenty more dolly sewing options in the weeks to come.
It has taken me a little white, but I'm finally getting back into pattern-making. I created the digital pattern pictured above, which includes a blouse and capris for 18-inch sized dolls. Some Frozen remnant fabric made its way into the design for American Girl style dolls. Find the pattern here.
Recently, Mattel released its first wave of new Fashionista Barbies that include three new body types - petite, tall, and curvy. In this blog post, I have included comparisons of different Barbie bodies as well as some measurements.
Curvy Barbie was definitely the doll flying off the shelves around here. More dolls are supposed to be released in May. From what I can tell, there will be four different dolls of each body type. Three boys are also in this wave. I did not purchase a regular Fashionista Barbie in this line; thus, my comparison is to a similar doll I already own.
Although none are pictured, there are several dolls who have flat feet. I did not see any separate fashions available in stores that specifically fit the petite, tall, and curvy types. Some of the face screening and fashions are not that great, but I did not have high expectations since they are playline dolls. I look forward to seeing OOAK dolls of the new body types.
Below are some approximate measurements of the doll types.