Good afternoon dolly people! Well I made it home after just about being run off of the road by a speeding maniac (might have to soapbox about THAT later…) and am just listing this outfit on Etsy. It’s very like the one I listed yesterday, but this version is black, not navy and the jacquard pattern is different. There are other differences too: The beading on the wrap for instance and the bodice is black (fully lined of course!) with no pattern.
Click HERE to go to the listing at etsy.
Here’s a pic though,
|After Midnight…a complete evening ensemble specifically designed for Dawn and Pippa dolls
There is something enchanting and mysterious about the night. The quiet, the stars and the moon are all magical. Melanie takes in all of this in the empty courtyard. The delightful fete continues inside, she knows, but she can’t hear any of the revelry. The only sound out here is the occasional breeze disturbing the nearby foliage…..
The outfit she has chosen this evening is a sumptuous black and gold jacquard strapless gown. The bodice is black satin that is fully lined in pale blue twinkle poly. The skirt is rather full and gathered and features the richly golden embroidered section of this beautiful fabric. This gown fastens in the back with two gold toned pearl type beads and black hand knotted thread loops.
To accompany this she has a matching luxuriously long wrap. Made of the same jacquard, it is unlined allowing the inverse of the jacquard pattern also to be seen. It has been lavishly hand beaded on the ends, in a pleasing design of gold toned metallic and black glass seed beads culminating in a trio of black glass teardrop beads.
She wears a hand made beaded necklace that matched the rest of her ensemble. Gold toned metallic and black glass seed beads have been strung/woven onto strong beading filament and fasten in back with a hand turned brass wire loop and hook.
Finally, on her feet, Melanie wears a hand made pair of gold evening shoes. These shoes feature tiny gold toned bead, sewn on heels and stretchy beaded straps of more tiny gold toned beads and central black seed beads. They have gold soles and footbeds that have been hand stitched with gold metallic thread.
The fresh air and beauty of the night has been just the tonic that Melanie needed. She feels completely invigorated and she knows that she’ll dance the rest of the night away….
I have something to finish for a very kind dolly pal, so back to the studio with me!
Have a wonderful day everybody :o)