Monday, July 4, 2016

A Little Lammily Play: Clothing, Hair, and Shoes

Slip dress by Shasha, shoes by Limbé Dolls, faux hawk by yours truly

After Curvy Barbie #39  arrived, I wondered if Jeanne (Photographer Lammily) could wear any of her clothes. The answer, unfortunately, is no. While I had her undressed, I remembered the comment Amaruq made to my original Lammily post about Lammily dolls' ability to wear a Sparkle Girlz sundress. I still have not located my full-length Sparkle Girlz sundress, but the thought of it brought to mind the beach colored slip dress made for "busty 12-inch Fashion Royalty dolls" by Shasha.  Because it is made of knit, it fits Jeanne's fuller figure. She models it above, worn with a pair of action figure sandals made by Paulette of Limbé Dolls.


Did you notice Jeanne's faux hawk?  After removing the two barrettes and rubber band that had been used to keep her hair away from her face, I created three sections of hair, pulled these toward the center of her head and wrapped rubber bands around each section to create this look.

I also pierced her ears using Dritz quilting pins like the ones shown here.  They create perfect stud earrings.

Here is a closer look at how well the action figure sandals fit Jeanne's feet (see link to tutorials at the end of this post).  The soles are comprised of two contrasting colors of foam.  Crisscrossed suede laces create the straps.

Jeanne tried on another pair of sandals made by Paulette.  Scaled for Power Team figures, these basket weave sandals are a little wide for her narrow feet, but she is able to pull them off to wear with the slip dress.

Full view of slip dress with woven sandals

Jean released her faux hawk to create a full Afro and tried on a knee-length Sparkle Girlz sundress made of a stretch fabric.  It is a neat fit.  Things are looking promising.  Up to this point of play, Jeanne found two dresses and two extra pairs of shoes she can borrow.

Sparkle Girlz sundress worn with her original shoes

View from the back illustrates the perfect fit.


I created one additional hairstyle by pulling Jeanne's hair up onto the top of her head to create one Afro puff.  This gives her a sleeker look and she knows it.  Check out that pose I created by clicking one of her arms and one knee into this position.

Finally, I decided to try my hand at making Jeanne a sock dress.  Other than cutting the arm holes too wide, which cannot be seen in my photo, it looks nice.

Jeanne models her yellow sock dress worn with her original shoes.
A toddler-size yellow sock was cut above the heel area where the sock is smooth.  Two small slits were made on the sides for arm holes.  With the dress on her body and arms in both armholes, the smooth area, now the top of the dress, was turned down with raw edges tucked under to create this off-shoulder look and also cover the raw edges of the armhole slits.  Of course the slits can be sewn around the edges or the edges sealed with fabric glue to prevent fraying.  I will make a better sock dress for Jeanne and do one of these two things to prevent fraying.

These few minutes of play gave me encouragement that dressing Jeanne will not be as hopeless as I had imagined.

Link to action figure sandal tutorials by Limbé Dolls (there are several different videos).  In the past, Paulette has made and sold action figure sandals in her Etsy store, but none are listed currently.  I will make more that are specifically for Jeanne.  I am also looking forward to Vanessa making shoes and clothes for Lamilly to sell through her Etsy store.


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26 comments:

  1. You did a great job of finding her a wardrobe. She looks quite stylish now.

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    1. Thank you, Maricha. I see more sock dresses in her future. :-)

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  2. I like what you did with her: the hair and the different dresses. She can sure rock a faux hawk nicely.
    Keep having fun!
    Arlette

    By the way, I saw a prototype of the TONNER My Imagination dark skin doll: she is cute.

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    1. Thank you, Arlette! I will continue to have fun with Jeanne as her wardrobe increases.

      That's so cool that you have seen the My Imagination dark skinned prototype. A group of collectors I know toured Tonner Dolls recently where one asked him specifically about the doll and was shown sketches of it. It is very promising to know that the doll will be added to the line. I will have to purchase one since I whined to them about not including it when the others debuted. The squeaky wheel gets oiled.

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    2. I just saw the My Imagination dark skinned prototype, Arlette! I found her on the Doll Diaries blog. She is adorable and appears to be wearing a variation of my favorite color! I love her hair! Actually, I love everything about her!

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    3. I am definitely purchasing one as soon as they make her available since I am part of those who contacted them as well :-).

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    4. That's great, Arlette. She will look great with your other My Imagination cutie.

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  3. Those are some very nice clothing choices! There are several people on Etsy who make and sell clothes specifically for Lammily. Here are a few: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MySweetDollBoutique,
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/magicalcrumbs, https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDesigningRose, https://www.etsy.com/shop/KUKLAfashion

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  4. Thanks Phyllis for the Ersy shop links. I browsed all and did see a couple of things that I like for Jeanne. The problem with this doll is that whatever she wears has to be appropriate for her body type. It has to accentuate and conceal the right areas.

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  5. most of the clothing i have for lammily is from easy. i purchased brown sandals from ken outfit on eBay,

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    1. I have read that Lammily can wear some Ken shoes. Thanks, Darlene.

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  6. The fauxhawk is full of win.


    Knit dresses seem to be the ticket for this gal.

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    1. Thank you Smaller Places.

      Slingy knits are her friend. :-)

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  7. Jeanne is looking great, Debbie!!!

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    1. Thanks, Shasha. I looked for something in a knit fabric in your shop that might work for her when I ordered the doll jewelry this weekend.

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  8. That knit dress look fabulous on Jeanne! I also like the Sparkle Girlz and sock fashions on her, and of course the shoes!

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    1. Thanks, Roxanne. I should have ironed the bottom of the knit dress which has wrinkles from being stored, but I was too lazy to do that. I do like the way it fits her.

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  9. She's gorgeous. Thanks for all the pics. I think I may have to pick her up myself! Wish they named them though.
    Hey, have you heard about Healthy Roots dolls?

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    1. Thank you!

      I guess the company is leaving the naming up to customers.

      Healthy Roots didn't ring a bell when I read your question. I googled the name and recalled seeing the dolls in my Facebook news feed. Thanks for the reminder, although I have no immediate plans to add one to my doll family.

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  10. So loning the new do's! It never ceases to amaze me how different the dolls look with just a hair and clothes makeover. That's why they are so much fun!

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    1. Thank you DeMari! Our ability to make our dolls our own is what makes them so much fun!

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  11. She looks so cute in her outfits and hairstyles. Very encouraging, indeed. The deck replacement is supposed to start sometime this week. Once that is done, I will be able to branch out and start working on clothes and shoes for someone other than Dasia. I have to keep reminding myself that I already drafted basic patterns for Lammily. The hard part is over. Now I just need to start designing and sewing.

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    1. This is wonderful news, Vanessa!

      I'm getting excited. I hope Dasia doesn't get jealous.

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    2. We are not even going to mention the nude Lizette that just arrived yesterday. She's trying to push her way ahead of Lammily.

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    3. Uh oh! Lizette will just have to take a number and wait until it is called. No skipping Lizette. :-)

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