I thought I would share with you some of the costumes and miniature dolls that I have made over the past few years that have been inspired by St. Valentine’s Day……can’t believe we are into February already! Where did January go?!!
Anyway, below is one of my favourites originally created for 16 inch Clea Bella but it also works well in one twelfth scale miniature. This ball gown is based on those worn in the 1870’s and has a bustle and train at the back. Below are the pictures of the 16 inch version, made in pink silk:
Below is the miniature version of this lovely ball gown but this time shown on a mini dress stand (or dummy) rather than a doll. I found that I was able to use the same trim for both sizes with no problems:
Of course, pink is not the only popular colour used for costmes inspired by St. Valentine’s Day. Red is probably the most used and several years ago I found a gorgeous cotton fabric with tiny red hearts all over it.
I found that the fabric was suitable for miniature dolls and larger doll costumes alike. Here are some examples of costumes using this very versatile fabric: