Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Something special for Bleuette!

Most of you know I'm not in the least Catholic, but I created a First Holy Communion dress for Yvette Marie, my reproduction Bleuette doll. I finished it yesterday.
Let me tell you I nearly flung it across the room more than once!
I hand stitched the whole dress, except for the hem, the back opening and the gathers on the skirt. I used a "Le Beau Jour GL 1954" pattern, drafted by Rayleen.
I created the veil from a piece of lace, using a Bleuette wedding pattern.
I designed the alms bag at Yvette Marie's waist, by looking at a design for little girls from 1937.
My friend, Marilee, made the rosary.
I created the chapel by applying stickers to a white foam board.
A close up of the tucks on the dress, both horizontal and vertical.
I bought the little cross necklace from a doll website online.

A close up of the alms bag, used to hold the coins for the poor.
I made this outfit for the May/June challenge in a doll group that I belong to.
It was truly a challenge!


Anonymous said...

Oh, she is so sweet,Loretta! So many adorable was definitley worth the trouble, though you must have used up vast supplies of patience, indeed! Don't we all wonder, sometimes, why we're giving ourselves so much work! LOL


Helen said...

Very nice. I can see the fine details. You hand stitched it! Yes, it must have tested your patience. The result was worth it.