In the recent months, I was focusing on digital PDF patterns for ball-jointed dolls. Not too long ago, I finally finished a pattern for Momoko dolls. It's a simple set, but I think using striped fabric looks great for the blouse. I tried the outfit on a variety of other dolls and it is confirmed to adequately fit Pullip, J-doll, Tiny Kitty (very snug), Petite Barbie, Pure Neemo (all bust sizes), and Jenny.
As a gift for my birthday, a friend of mine gave a wonderful doll to me, Sweet Olive by Blue Fairy. Her resin is white skin. It sounds like she may have been a limited edition doll. I think she is such a cutie! I'm a fan of those sleepy eyes.
Sweet Olive is wearing an outfit, shoes, and wig by Code Noir. This outfit is wonderful. There is so much detail in every clothing piece. Personally, I'm a huge fan of their mohair wigs like the one Sweet Olive is wearing. If you have a chance, check out the Code Noir USA website for current designs and in-stock items.
A couple years ago, I picked up a clothing set for Only Hearts Club dolls at a local craft store and wondered if it would fit any of the dolls in my inventory. I tried the clothes on a Momoko doll and they fit fairly well. The clothes are a bit snug and look like cropped attire from another decade, but they can make good mix and match pieces. My personal favorite are the Only Hearts Club shoes, which are pliable and easily slip on to Momoko feet. I'm also impressed with the detail on the shoes.
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.