Thursday, August 18, 2016

Crochet Unmentionables for Virginia

Not wanting to be long in borrowed unmentionables, Virginia was happy that I crocheted her a camisole, pantaloons, and a pretty petticoat of her own.  These are crocheted with size 10 crochet cotton (I used Knit Picks Curio, which is a very good value and a nicely soft mercerized cotton), and a size 7 hook.

Hitty Virginia's Unmentionables

Her next wardrobe items will be a cozy nightgown and a day dress with a fabric skirt.  Stay tuned!


17 comments:

  1. Deseando seguir viendo, me encanta!!! ♥

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    1. Gracias tanto, Zulueta :-)

      con gusto,

      Beth

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  2. I think she must have the nicest underwear I have ever seen.

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    1. Oh Lorraine, thank you so very much; I love making them :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  3. Beth, your doll is delightful!! It is hard to try a new medium, but you took to it like a pro!! She looks happy in her new unmentionables!! She will be over the moon, with a new dress of her own!! Thanks for the creative eye-candy.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Judy :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  4. WOW outstanding Beth you made such a good job from your doll kit bet they are a lot of fun to create and make your own...well done you x

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    1. Thank you, Amber :-) Making dolls has always been my first joy.

      warmly,

      Beth

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  5. So pretty! Beautiful items and so carefully made, Best wishes Alison xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Allison :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful work, Beth! I've been dying to try my hand at carving a Hitty, too (I've wanted a carved wooden doll since childhood!) but have zero carving experience. You have inspired me to think about taking the plunge and getting a kit, too! Can I ask what kind of paints and brushes you used on Virginia?

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    1. Hi Anna,

      I had NEVER carved anything in my life before making this Hitty from Judy Brown's kit. I highly recommend the kit. And also, make sure you take precautions for your safety, as the knives are very sharp. Wear a carving glove on the hand that holds your work, and a leather thumb guard on the hand that holds the knife. There are several YouTube videos that you can watch on basic carving technique, or maybe get a book out of the library.

      I managed to poke my finger and thumb a few times, but others have really hurt themselves. Having said this, if you are careful there is no reason not to try this!

      I used simple acrylic paints and acrylic matte varnish on my doll, that I purchased at Michael's. Not at all expensive. Pay a bit more money for your brushes. I used a very, very fine outliner that had some of the bristles removed (cut out) to make it even finer. I purchased that brush from Gail Wilson.

      Also, since I am not adept at using a paint brush, I use the end of toothpick for all painting except where a line is needed (eyebrow and above the eye). Here is a recent blog post where I show how I painted a wooden bead head. I used the same technique for my Hitty:

      http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/2016/07/many-clothespeg-friends.html

      I hope this is helpful. And I hope you give this a try!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  7. Wow! She looks gorgeous. You are very inspirational

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    1. Thank you very much, Samantha :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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  8. Hi Beth! Your little Virginia looks wonderful in her unmentionables - she could wear the petticoat as a ball gown!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jenann! I was happy with the way it turned out :-)

      warmly,

      Beth

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