Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sophia Delphine and her fantasy petticoat

I am still captivated by Sarah Elizabeth Kellner's China Doll pattern, and the wonderful possibilities she presents.  My latest doll is Sophia Delphine, a young lady of 1855.  She is wearing a petticoat with a strapless crochet sweetheart bodice and a lace net skirt, embellished with a bit of Irish crochet.

China Doll Strapless Petticoat

I'm not sure poor Sophia will ever get anything more to wear than her petticoat; it is so pretty I hate to cover it up!

I have another doll in the works, Lillian Hopewell, a young black woman of the 1890's.  Right now she is just a head and shoulder plate:


Lillian has a story to tell; it will be exciting to hear what it is :-)

11 comments:

  1. Precioso Me encanta como queda el pelo en ambas.

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  2. They are all spectacular. I am glad this pattern has you in its grip. I am enjoying this series of dolls very much. Can't wait to hear Lillian's story. Staying tuned in.

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    1. I am enjoying each doll, and the journey they take me on, my friend :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Sophia Delphine is absolutely priceless! I wouldn't cover up that petticoat either. It's too beautiful!

    - Momma Cat

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  4. What a gorgeous petticoat can you tell me how you did her curls please?

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    1. Hi Typs! The curls are done by chaining 21, then working two single crochet in each chain back to the wig cap. The crochet will curl naturally into lovely sausage curls :-)

      Beth

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    2. Thanks Beth! I really like the curls have just tried them and turned out great. I have done the Babes in Wool little sister and she turned out great.

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  5. I think this is the best one yet--so sweetly lovely. I so admire the freedom you have to make the yarn reflect your intention Thank you for your blog and your generosity both in the patterns you offer and your posting of what you create. Endearing and inspiring.

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  6. Thanks for the pattern Beth, I'm looking forward to trying it, someday in the distant future. Slacving away on the doll parts right now.

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  7. She's so pretty. Looking forward to seeing the other wip doll.

    Carolyn

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