Fiber Arts by Judi Wellnitz
Dressed in the Empire fashion
See the little bit of lace around her neck? A stand alone collar? Maybe a fabric necklace? My friend Karen gave it to me - it's a bit of hand-dyed lace trim and I developed the entire color scheme around it. According to my fashion history book this dress style was worn in the Regency/Empire era - about the late 1700/early 1800s. Except with little puffed sleeves. Ummm - and maybe not the train. The color is wrong too. Their dresses were usually white to represent purity and what they believed was worn in antiquity. But, by golly, I got the waistline right!!! They also wore turbans with these dresses - whoo hoo - finally - my turbans are fashionably correct! Of course I'd use one regardless of that fact; after all, I am hairstyle-impaired. But anyhow ... meet Josephine.
Oh - this is the tall, slim body from the Lost and Found post. It is a Patti Culea pattern - from her Valandrial class.
Posted by judi at January 15, 2007 5:33 PM
She is beauuuutiful, I love her turbin goes well with her fancy outfit, and that little evening bag is just too cute, her face is gorgeous..
I care not a whit about historical or color "correctness" except as it applies to the doll before my eyes, and you have achieved TOTAL correctness in this doll! Yes, I confess that I am totally a green/blue/purple kind of girl, but I also love the touches of orange that make every other color sing. I can tell by her face that she is pretty darned pleased with herself too. Well done!
Very pretty, Judi! I love that color combination. Her face is so sweet and demure. And that lace around her neck is just the perfect touch to go with her gorgeous dress. Who needs hair - the turban is great.
Linda F from FL
I KNEW she'd be a beauty! Her dress is STUNNING, her face has a regal expression, and I, too, love the turban! Need I even SAY I love the colors? Rich, rich, rich!
Wow, you've done it again, Judi! She is stunning and what wonderful costuming. I love thhis style of gown and you've done it well.
Yes she is perfect, you have made a beautiful work of art, she looks very pleased also.
Don't you just love that doll body pattern by Patti? It has such a feminine figure, as you've shown so spectacularly! She's a beautiful doll. I especially love how you've highlighted the gorgeous color of her eyes with little touches of a matching ribbon.
Who says that she's dressed wrong for the period? Perhaps she's going to a fancy dress/costume ball in the Regency/Empire period? Then she'd be perfect! After all, who dresses in just white when they're going to a fancy ball?
There is something very special about her face...and the rest of her...well...grand
She is awesome Judi, very eloquint!
Wow I didn't expect to be greeted by this beautiful elegant lady. Well I should know by now to see the unexpected in your blog!
It is great to be back and treated to such lovely eye candy.
She is just stunning. I love her neck piece. You've done an incredible job with the costuming. And I agree, there is something very special (and familiar) with her face. BIG PAT ON THE BACK!!!!!
I love that doll so much. I really want to make dolls, but time is short. But you have inspired me so much that I intend to 'make' time. Thanks
I, too, love the turban; but my favorite feature is the beaded empire bodice. PERFECT!!
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